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Straight Outta Compton
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You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge

Straight outta Compton, crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube
From the gang called Niggaz Wit Attitudes
When I'm called off, I got a sawed off
Squeeze the trigger, and bodies are hauled off
You too, boy, if ya fuck with me
The police are gonna have to come and get me
Off your ass, that's how I'm goin out
For the punk motherfuckers that's showin' out
Niggaz start to mumble, they want to rumble
Mix 'em and cook 'em in a pot like gumbo
Goin' off on a motherfucker like that
With a gat that's pointed at your ass
So give it up smooth
Ain't no tellin' when I'm down for a jack move
Here's a murder rap to keep y'all dancin'
With a crime record like Charles Manson
AK-47 is the tool
Don't make me act the motherfuckin' fool
Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
I'm knockin' niggas out the box, daily
Yo weekly, monthly and yearly
Until them dumb motherfuckers see clearly
That I'm down with the capital C-P-T
Boy you can't fuck with me
So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck
'Cause Ice Cube is crazy as fuck
As I leave, believe I'm stompin'
But when I come back, boy, I'm comin' straight outta Compton

Yo, Ren (Whassup?)
Tell 'em where you from!

Straight outta Compton, another crazy ass nigga
More punks I smoke, yo, my rep gets bigger
I'm a bad motherfucker, and you know this
But the pussy-ass niggas won't show this
But I don't give a fuck, I'ma make my snaps
If not from the records, from jacking or craps
Just like burglary, the definition is jacking
And when I'm legally armed it's called packing
Shoot a motherfucker in a minute
I find a good piece of pussy and go up in it
So if you're at a show in the front row
I'ma call you a bitch or dirty-ass ho
You'll probably get mad like a bitch is supposed to
But that shows me, slut, you're composed to
A crazy motherfucker from the street
Attitude legit, 'cause I'm tearing up shit
MC Ren controls the automatic
For any dumb motherfucker that starts static
Not the right hand, 'cause I'm the hand itself
Every time I pull an AK off the shelf
The security is maximum, and that's a law
R-E-N spells Ren, but I'm raw
See, 'cause I'm the motherfucking villain
The definition is clear, you're the witness of a killin'
That's taking place without a clue
And once you're on the scope, your ass is through
Look, you might take it as a trip
But a nigga like Ren is on a gangsta tip
Straight outta Compton
(Compton Compton Compton)

Eazy is his name and the boy is comin'

Straight outta Compton
Is a brother that'll smother your mother
And make your sister think I love her
Dangerous motherfucker raising hell
And if I ever get caught, I make bail
See, I don't give a fuck, that's the problem
I see a motherfucking cop, I don't dodge him
But I'm smart, lay low, creep a while
And when I see a punk pass, I smile
To me it's kinda funny, the attitude showing a nigga driving
But don't know where the fuck he's going, just rolling
Looking for the one they call Eazy
But here's a flash, they'll never seize me
Ruthless, never seen, like a shadow in the dark
Except when I unload
You see a spark and jump over hesitation
And hear the scream of the one who got the lead penetration
Feel a little gust of wind and I'm jetting
But leave a memory no one'll be forgetting
So what about the bitch who got shot? Fuck her!
You think I give a damn about a bitch? I ain't a sucker
This is an autobiography of the E
And if you ever fuck with me
You'll get taken by a stupid dope brother who will smother
Word to the motherfucker, straight outta Compton
(Compton Compton Compton)

Damn, that shit was dope

Overall Meaning

The song "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A. is a powerful expression of street knowledge and rebellion. The opening line, "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge," warns the listener that they are in for an unapologetic and raw depiction of life on the streets. The song features several of the most notable members of N.W.A. including Ice Cube, MC Ren, and Eazy-E. They each take a turn rapping about their own experiences and their attitudes towards authority figures.


In the first verse, Ice Cube is the center of attention, introducing himself as a "crazy motherfucker" from the gang called "Niggaz Wit Attitudes." He raps about his sawed-off shotgun and the violence that he is prepared to use against those who cross him. He also confronts the police, saying that they will have to come and get him if they mess with him. Ice Cube's words are a direct challenge to the system that he feels is oppressing him.


MC Ren takes over in the second verse, declaring himself to be another "crazy ass nigga" straight outta Compton. He boasts about his toughness and his willingness to take on anyone who tries to threaten him. He uses profanity and derogatory language to prove his point, showing a complete lack of fear for anyone or anything.


Finally, Eazy-E rounds out the song by continuing the theme of violence and danger. He calls himself a dangerous motherfucker and talks about his willingness to raise hell. He confronts the police like Ice Cube and MC Ren did, but with an added fearlessness that makes him seem almost invincible.


Overall, "Straight Outta Compton" is a powerful statement about the realities of life on the streets. It is a rebellious anthem that challenges authority and celebrates the strength and resilience of those who struggle to survive.


Line by Line Meaning

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge
Prepare yourself to experience the power of real-life wisdom and understanding gained from the streets


Straight outta Compton, crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube
I am Ice Cube, an unpredictable and unconventional person from the notorious city of Compton


From the gang called Niggaz Wit Attitudes
I am a proud member of the rebellious and fearless group known as N.W.A.


When I'm called off, I got a sawed off
When provoked, I have a shortened shotgun ready to defend myself and assert my dominance


Squeeze the trigger, and bodies are hauled off
Once I pull the trigger, lives will be lost and consequences will be dealt with swiftly


You too, boy, if ya fuck with me
I don't discriminate, anyone who messes with me will face the same fate


The police are gonna have to come and get me
Law enforcement will have to intervene to capture me because I refuse to surrender


Off your ass, that's how I'm goin out
I will go down fighting, never backing down from any challenge or threat


For the punk motherfuckers that's showin' out
This is a message to those disrespectful and attention-seeking individuals


Niggaz start to mumble, they want to rumble
When people start murmuring and seeking conflict, they will face the consequences


Mix 'em and cook 'em in a pot like gumbo
I will metaphorically blend them together and deal with them harshly


Goin' off on a motherfucker like that
I will unleash my anger and aggression on anyone who provokes me


With a gat that's pointed at your ass
I hold a gun aimed directly at you, ready to do harm if necessary


So give it up smooth
Surrender peacefully and avoid the consequences of provoking me


Ain't no tellin' when I'm down for a jack move
You can't predict when I will engage in criminal activities, seizing opportunities


Here's a murder rap to keep y'all dancin'
I present you with explicit lyrics about killing to entertain and captivate your attention


With a crime record like Charles Manson
My history of criminal activities rivals the notorious Charles Manson


AK-47 is the tool
I possess an AK-47, a powerful weapon I use to exert control and intimidate


Don't make me act the motherfuckin' fool
Don't push me to behave recklessly and foolishly, unleashing my violent tendencies


Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
You have a chance to confront me directly, facing the consequences, no uncertainty


I'm knockin' niggas out the box, daily
Every day, I dominate and defeat those who oppose me


Yo weekly, monthly and yearly
Consistently and continuously, I maintain my dominance over my enemies


Until them dumb motherfuckers see clearly
I will persist until those foolish enough to oppose me acknowledge their defeat


That I'm down with the capital C-P-T
I am loyal and affiliated with Compton, represented by the abbreviation C-P-T


Boy you can't fuck with me
You are no match for me, unable to compete or challenge my authority


So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck
If I happen to be in your area, take cover and protect yourself


'Cause Ice Cube is crazy as fuck
Beware, as I, Ice Cube, possess an unpredictable and insane mindset


As I leave, believe I'm stompin'
I want you to be certain that I'm departing with an assertive and dominant presence


But when I come back, boy, I'm comin' straight outta Compton
Upon my return, I will reestablish my dominance, representing the relentless spirit of Compton


Yo, Ren (Whassup?)
Hey, Ren, what's going on?


Tell 'em where you from!
Inform them of your origin and background!


Straight outta Compton, another crazy ass nigga
Just like Ice Cube, I am another insane individual hailing from Compton


More punks I smoke, yo, my rep gets bigger
As I defeat more weak opponents, my reputation for being strong grows


I'm a bad motherfucker, and you know this
I am an influential and fearless person, and it's widely acknowledged


But the pussy-ass niggas won't show this
Unfortunately, those cowardly individuals refuse to acknowledge my true nature


But I don't give a fuck, I'ma make my snaps
I don't care about their opinions; I will continue to make money and gain success


If not from the records, from jacking or craps
Whether it's through music sales or criminal activities like robbery or gambling, I'll find a way to prosper


Just like burglary, the definition is jacking
Similar to the crime of burglary, my actions involve forcefully taking what I want


And when I'm legally armed it's called packing
When I carry a legal weapon for self-defense, it's referred to as 'packing'


Shoot a motherfucker in a minute
Without hesitation, I will shoot someone and end their life


I find a good piece of pussy and go up in it
When I come across an attractive woman, I engage in sexual intercourse with her


So if you're at a show in the front row
If you happen to be in the front row of a live performance


I'ma call you a bitch or dirty-ass ho
I will disrespectfully refer to you as a female dog or a promiscuous woman


You'll probably get mad like a bitch is supposed to
It's expected that you, as a woman, will become angry as a result


But that shows me, slut, you're composed to
Your reaction only confirms that you fit the negative stereotype of a promiscuous woman


A crazy motherfucker from the street
I am an insane person originating from the tough and rough neighborhood


Attitude legit, 'cause I'm tearing up shit
My attitude is authentic and genuine, as I cause chaos and destruction wherever I go


MC Ren controls the automatic
MC Ren, another member of N.W.A., has control over a fully automatic weapon


For any dumb motherfucker that starts static
Anyone ignorant enough to provoke us will face the consequences


Not the right hand, 'cause I'm the hand itself
It's not just my right-hand man; I am the main source of power and influence


Every time I pull an AK off the shelf
Each time I retrieve an AK-47 from storage


The security is maximum, and that's a law
The level of protection and precautions we take is at its highest and is part of our code


R-E-N spells Ren, but I'm raw
My name is Ren, spelled R-E-N, but I am also fierce, unadulterated, and uncompromising


See, 'cause I'm the motherfucking villain
Recognize that I am the embodiment of the villainous archetype


The definition is clear, you're the witness of a killin'
It's evident that I am capable of murder, and you are witnessing it firsthand


That's taking place without a clue
You have no idea or understanding of what is happening


And once you're on the scope, your ass is through
Once you become the target of our attention, your fate is sealed


Look, you might take it as a trip
I understand that you might perceive it as entertainment or an experience


But a nigga like Ren is on a gangsta tip
However, someone like me, Ren, is committed to the gangsta lifestyle and way of thinking


Eazy is his name and the boy is comin'
The name Eazy represents another member of N.W.A., who is arriving with force


Is a brother that'll smother your mother
Eazy is a person who will dominate and control your mother


And make your sister think I love her
He will manipulate your sister into believing he genuinely cares for her


Dangerous motherfucker raising hell
Eazy is a threatening and troublemaking individual


And if I ever get caught, I make bail
Even if Eazy is apprehended by authorities, he has the means to secure his release through bail money


See, I don't give a fuck, that's the problem
The fact that I don't care about the consequences is the issue


I see a motherfucking cop, I don't dodge him
When I encounter a police officer, I confront them rather than avoiding them


But I'm smart, lay low, creep a while
Despite my confrontational nature, I know when to be discreet and patient


And when I see a punk pass, I smile
When I witness a weak individual, I derive satisfaction from their insignificance


To me it's kinda funny, the attitude showing
From my perspective, it's amusing to witness their arrogant and defiant behavior


A nigga driving but don't know where the fuck he's going, just rolling
They act like they have direction and purpose, but in reality, they are wandering aimlessly without a clear path


Looking for the one they call Eazy
They search for Eazy, seeking confrontation or affiliation


But here's a flash, they'll never seize me
But they will never apprehend or capture me


Ruthless, never seen, like a shadow in the dark
I am ruthless and elusive, similar to a shadow lurking in darkness


Except when I unload
The only time I become visible is when I unleash my aggression


You see a spark and jump over hesitation
You witness a sudden burst of violence that eliminates any doubts or hesitation


And hear the scream of the one who got the lead penetration
The sound of agony from the victim struck by the bullets echoes after the gunshots


Feel a little gust of wind and I'm jetting
A slight feeling of air movement is all you'll notice before I swiftly retreat


But leave a memory no one'll be forgetting
Despite my quick departure, the aftermath and impact of my actions will linger in the minds of others


So what about the bitch who got shot? Fuck her!
As for the woman who was injured by the gunfire, I have no sympathy for her!


You think I give a damn about a bitch? I ain't a sucker
I don't care at all about women; I'm not foolish enough to be manipulated by their charms


This is an autobiography of the E
This song serves as a personal account of the life and experiences of Eazy


And if you ever fuck with me
If you ever choose to confront or provoke me


You'll get taken by a stupid dope brother who will smother
You will be overpowered and defeated by a foolish but highly skilled individual


Word to the motherfucker, straight outta Compton
I solemnly swear, guaranteeing my commitment and loyalty to Compton


Damn, that shit was dope
Wow, that was impressive and of high quality




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: O'Shea Jackson, Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, Andre Romell Young, Eric Wright

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