"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" as written by O'shea Jackson, Nasir Jones, Vau Shaun D. Brooks and Brad Jordan....
Blame me

You niggas know my pyroclastic flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow it's R-A-W, R-A-W

You looking at the grand wizard, war lord vocal chord so vicious
And I don't have to show riches to pull up pull off with some bad bitches
And it ain't about chivalry
It's about dope lyrics and delivery
It's about my persona ain't nothing like a man that can do what he wanna
Ain't nothing like man on that you knew on the corner
See 'em come up and fuck up the owner
See 'em throw up Westside California
Nigga I'm hot as Phoenix Arizona
I'm Utah I got multiple bitches
It's a new law keep a hold of yo riches
Dumb nigga don't spend it as soon as you get it
And recognize I'm a captain and you a lieutenant

I can say what I want to say ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nigga ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
I can act like an animal ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I eat you like a cannibal ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

I'm raw as a dirty needle
Choke an eagle
Just to feed all my people
Lyrically I'm so lethal
Plant thoughts in they mind just to defeat you
Ice Cube is a saga y'all spit saliva
And I spit lava
I got the fearless flow
Don't get near this ho
If you sacred to go
I keep it gangsta and why should change that
Fuck you old motherfuckers tryin to change rap
But aren't you the same cat that sat back when they brought cocaine back
I'm tryin to get me a Maybach
How you motherfuckers gonna tell me don't say that
You the ones that we learned it from
I heard nigga back in 1971

So if I act like a pimp ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nappy headed ho ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I shoot up your college ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I rob you of knowledge ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

Thank God when I bless the mic
You finally get to hear the shit that you like
A nigga talkin bout real life so you can try to get this shit right
Use your brain not your back use your brain not a gat
It's a party not a jack (for real)
Don't be scared of them people
Walk up in there and show them that you equal (fuck them fuck them)
Don't be material a nigga grew up on milk and cereal
I never forgot Van Ness and imperial
Look at my life Ice Cube is a miracle
It could be you if you was this lyrical
It could be her if she was this spiritual
'Cause me and Allah go back like cronies
I don't got to be fake cause he is my homie

If I sell a litle crack ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I die in Iraq, ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I take you for granted ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I fuck up the planet ain't nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

You niggas know my pyroclastic flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow it's R-A-W, R-A-W

Oh yeah and another thing
For all ya niggas that don't do gangsta rap
Don't get on TV talkin about gangsta rap
Cause 9 times at a 10 you don't know the fuck you talk about
Talk about that bullshit rap you do
Stay the fuck out of mines


Lyrics submitted by puffinpoke

"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" as written by Vaushaun Brooks O'shea Jackson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentIce Cube's new single! I tried to be as accurate as possible, there may be some errors. Tell me if there are any.

    The song seems to be basically that y'all can blame gangsta rap for all that is evil as much as you like, but our society was already plenty shitty to begin with.
    puffinpokeon January 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCube is stating how society tends to what to blame all the bad things that happen on things like gangsta rap, violent video games or movies, etc. Cube is pulling the piss out of the whole situation and people's tendancies to want to blame anything but themselves by saying all the things I do, if you don't like or aprove or it, then i'm gonna say 'gangsta rap made me do it.'
    fluxwildlyuncuton April 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song goes a little deeper than the actions of Cube. Hes not saying get off my back. Hes really mocking Western Society. Look at us. Really, were completely morally corrupt.

    The Didache says "For in the last days the false prophets and corrupters shall be multiplied, and the sheep shall be turned into wolves, and love shall be turned into hate. For as lawlessness increaseth, they shall hate one another and shall persecute and betray. And then the world-deceiver shall appear as a son of God;
    and shall work signs and wonders, and the earth shall be delivered into his hands; and he shall do unholy things, which have never been since the world began. Then all created mankind shall come to the fire of testing, and many shall be offended and perish; but they that endure in their faith shall be saved by the Curse Himself."

    I think this time is near. Hes pointing out the fact that every wrong we do, "its not our fault". School shooting? the kid played to many violent video games, its not because he had shitty parents and teachers. Thats just one of many examples. Hes saying that we ignore the truth and look whats happening because of it. hes shouting out to us whats really happening in the world around us.
    Slitfangon November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is an examination on how everyone blames societies ills on gangsta rap, if you are looking for something to blame something bad on jus blame gangsta rap and there will be another volley against it. I think the Don Imus thing probably inspired most of this song. Probably the most important record of 2008
    grayarea9on August 25, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI know I'm probably going to get some hatred over what I'm about to say because I guess most people who read these lyrics are into gangsta rap, but I'm going to give you my two cents anyway.

    I believe none of the evils in society can be fully attributed to gangsta rap. I do believe though that the youth today is heavily influenced by gangsta rap. You can try to justify the lyrics of gangsta rap all you want, but the fact of the matter is that those lyrics glorify gangbanging, drug dealing, robbery, etc. and there's really no way around it. I don't know about you but I believe anybody who kills and robs innocent people belongs in jail and not on a record making millions off of it. Now I'm not saying Ice Cube, or most gangsta rappers for that matter, ever killed anybody, but I've heard tons of rap lyrics bragging about how they shoot gats and sell dope.
    What I don't get is why do people listen to rap that's the same fake bullshit about guns and crack when there are so many great rap artists out there that don't feel the need to prove their manhood by rapping about criminal stuff? Ever listened to a Lupe Fiasco track? Look up Lupe Fiasco's ''The Coolest'' on this website and read the comments discussing THE MEANING of the song (yes, that song actually has a meaning). Check out the great wordplay and metaphors, and compare that song to your average Ice Cube song (Ice Cube is just an example, I have nothing against him is specific.) Doesn't Ice Cube look retarded by comparison? Where is his lyricism?

    Honestly, a 10 year old could write your average gangsta rap lyrics. Write some sentences about your money, your hoes and your guns, make 'em rhyme and congratulations, you may have just written a succesful song to show on BET. If you throw in one metaphor you've probably already topped the lyrical value of all of 50 Cent and Young Jeezy's work combined.

    One last thing. I used to listen to gangsta rap too. I used to think it's pretty damn cool to be from the ghetto and be a thug. Then I started listening to some Kanye West, some Talib Kweli, some Mos Def, etc. Now my eyes are open to the fact that gangsta rap is one of the most retarded genres of music to ever exist.
    uhuhyeahyupon October 08, 2008   Link

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