One, two, three and to the four
Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the door
Ready to make an entrance, so back on up
('Cause you know we're 'bout to rip shit up)
Gimme the microphone first, so I can bust like a bubble
Compton and Long Beach together, now you know you in trouble
Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby
Two loc'ed out niggas, so we're crazy
Death Row is the label that pays me
Unfadeable, so please don't try to fade this (hell yeah)
But, uh, back to the lecture at hand
Perfection is perfected, so I'ma let 'em understand
From a young G's perspective
And before me dig out a bitch, I have to find a contraceptive
You never know, she could be earnin' her man
And learnin' her man, and at the same time burnin' her man
Now you know I ain't with that shit, Lieutenant
Ain't no pussy good enough to get burnt while I'm up in it
(Yeah) And that's realer than Real-Deal Holyfield
And now you hookers and hoes know how I feel
Well, if it's good enough to get broke off a proper chunk
I'll take a small piece of some of that funky stuff

It's like this and like that and like this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this and like that and like this and uh
Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom

Well, I'm peepin' and I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'
But I damn near got capped 'cause my beeper kept beepin'
Now it's time for me to make my impression felt
So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt
You never been on a ride like this before
With a producer who can rap and control the maestro
At the same time with the dope rhyme that I kick
You know and I know, I flow some ol' funky shit
To add to my collection, the selection
Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don't choke
If you do, you'll have no clue
Of what me and my homie Snoop Dogg came to do

It's like this and like that and like this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this
And who gives a fuck about those?
So just chill 'til the next episode

Fallin' back on that ass with a hellified gangsta lean
Gettin' funky on the mic like a old batch of collard greens
It's the capital S, oh, yes, I'm fresh, N-double-O-P
D-O-double-G-Y, D-O-double-G, ya see
Showin' much flex when it's time to wreck a mic
Pimpin' hoes and clockin' a grip like my name was Dolomite
Yeah, and it don't quit
I think they in the mood for some motherfuckin' G shit (hell yeah)
So, Dre (what up, Dog?)
Gotta give 'em what they want (what's that, G?)
We gotta break 'em off somethin' (hell yeah)
And it's gotta be bumpin' (city of Compton)

Is where it takes place, so when asked, yo' attention
Mobbin' like a motherfucker, but I ain't lynchin'
Droppin' the funky shit that's makin' the sucker niggas mumble
When I'm on the mic, it's like a cookie, they all crumble
Try to get close and your ass'll get smacked
My motherfuckin' homie Doggy Dogg has got my back
Never let me slip, 'cause if I slip, then I'm slippin'
But if I got my Nina, then you know I'm straight trippin'
And I'ma continue to put the rap down, put the mack down
And if you bitches talk shit, I'll have to put the smack down
Yeah, and you don't stop
I told you I'm just like a clock when I tick and I tock
But I'm never off, always on to the break of dawn
C-O-M-P-T-O-N, and the city they call Long Beach
Puttin' the shit together
Like my nigga D.O.C., "No One Can Do It Better"

Like this, that and this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this
And who gives a fuck about those?
So just chill 'til the next episode

You've got the feelin'
Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You've got the feelin'
Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You've got the feelin'
Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)

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Nuthin' But a G Thang Lyrics as written by William Thomas Polk Calvin C. Broadus

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  • +1
    General Comment
    This song is the definition of true gangsta rap. The beat Dre created is one that will go down as one of the most recognizable beats of our time. The lyrics are smooth, and the combination of Dre and Snoop is an unequivocal triumph.
    simpleguyut08on August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    ^ agreed. im surprised there is only 2 posts here.
    ThE $aNdMaNon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I'll admit it, I've actually memorized this song.
    woodsguyon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    This is a great example of storytelling. It's like an oral tradition set to the beat. As Homer told the Iliad and Odyssey to speak of the Trojan War, Dr. Dre and Snoop use "Nothing but a G' Thang" to tell a few romanticized stories of the monotony of gangsta life. I think we can all agree with Snoop's positive message about condom usage when one is about to "dig up a bitch" and reminds us that NO pussy is "good enough to get burnt" while one is up in it. Contrast that lesson in personal responsibility with the nonsensical, ineffective "abstinence only" message preached by idiots.
    normstoreon May 12, 2006   Link
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    ^ hey thats great. it sure is super that listeners can connect "nuthin but a g thang" to the greek classics, as it's so incredibly obvious that dr. dre and snoop dogg here were aiming for something along the lines of a modern day odyssey or iliad. just like how chevy chase was attempting to produce something with as profound an examination of the human condition as hamlet when he made caddyshack, you fucking idiot.
    patobrienon July 01, 2006   Link
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    One of the best joints of all time. Perfect g-funk beat, smooth-as-hell lyrics, makes me miss the good ol days back when Dre and the WC were on top of the rap world.
    orangefuzzon August 13, 2006   Link
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    Wow, patobrien. That was lovely. Did you notice normstore's actual contemplation of the story told in this song? Did his show of intelligence make you a little jealous? The fact that some of the fans of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are moronic does not lead to the conclusion and the assumption that the rappers themselves are ignorant.
    brown_polyesteron August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Patobrien. Sorry I offended you with my dig at abstinence only idiots. Idiot.
    normstoreon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    nuthn but you g-strang lady/ 2 niggaz are going crazy/ ur a ho, ima pimp, so u gotsta pay me/ 9inch dick and hairy so dnt try to shave my versi0n of da s0ng haha
    Makaveli-the-donon July 02, 2007   Link
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    Must we try to compare a rap song to Greek classics. I mean it's nice to see some of Dre's fans who are intellegent. But this song is just meant to be one of those fun rap songs that you could put on and just chill to it.
    metalhead420on September 03, 2007   Link

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