"Burn Hollywood Burn" as written by O'shea Jackson, Keith Boxley, Eric Sadler, Carlton Ridenhour, Antonio M. Hardy and Jr. Clinton....
Burn Hollywood burn I smell a riot
Goin' on first htey're guilty now they're gone
Yeah I'll check out a movie
But it'll take a black one to move me
Get me the hell away from this TV
All this news and views are beneath me
So all I hear about is shots ringin' out
About gangs puttin' each others head out
So I rather kick some slang out
All right fellas let's go hand out
Hollywood or would they not
Make us all look bad like I know they had
But some things I'll never forget yeah
So step and fetch this shit
For all the years we looked like clowns
The joke is over smell the smoke from all around

Burn Hollywood burn

Ice cube is down with the P.E.
Now every single bitch wanna see me
Big daddy is smooth word to mother
Let's check out a flick that exploits the color
Roamin' through Hollywood late at night
Red and blue lights what a common sight
Pulled to the curb gettin' played like a sucker
Don't fight the power the mother fucker

As I walk the streets of Hollywood boulevard
Thinin' how hard it was to those that starred
In the movies portrayin' the roles
Of butlers and maids slaves and hoes
Many intelligent black men seemed to look uncivilized
When on the screen
Like a guess I figure you to play some jigaboo
On the plantation, what else can a nigga do
And black women in this profession
As for playin' a lawyer, out of the question
For what they play aunt Jemima is the perfect term
Even if now she got a perm
So let's make our own movies like Spike Lee
'Cause the roles being offered don't strike me
There's nothing that the black man could use to earn
Burn Hollywood burn

Lyrics submitted by SayWhatever...

"Burn Hollywood Burn" as written by Keith Boxley O'shea Jackson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentAin't the meaning quite obvious? It's a bunch of black people wanting to burn hollywood for roles portraying racial discrimination.
    SayWhatever...on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear this song, I look at Ice Cube's IMDb page and laugh and cry.
    angel_wiredon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFlav has been reduced to a prime-time shill for fish-white housewives in middle America, and Ice Cube, let's not even go there. Let's just look at his IMDb page and laugh and cry.
    rabbithowlon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song,i love Ice Cube's addition of "Dont fight the power, shoot the muthafucka" being completely contradictory to what Public Enemy was saying in the "fight the power" song, and yet they included it anyway, it almost reminds me of the ending of "do the right thing"
    rustinpeace91on March 14, 2010   Link

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