Hey Ma
Cam'ron Lyrics


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(Fuckin' playin' with me)

Yeah, come on (hey, ladies)
Hey ma (wassup?)
Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight
You smoke (I smoke)
I drink (me too)
Well, good, 'cause we gon' get high tonight
Got drops (got coupes)
Got trucks (got jeeps)
All right, and we gon' take a ride tonight
So, ma (wassup?)
Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight

Yo, now I was downtown clubbin', ladies night
Seen shorty she was crazy right
And I approached baby like, "Ma, what's your age and type?"
She looked at me and said, "You's a baby right?"
I told her, I'm eighteen and live a crazy life
Plus I'll tell you what the eighties like
And I know what the ladies like
Need a man that's polite, listens, and takes advice
I could be all three, plus I can lay the pipe
Come wit' me, come stay the night
She looked at me laughin', like boy your game is tight
I'm laughin' back like sho' ya right, get in the car
And don't touch nothin', sit in the car
Let's discuss somethin'
Either we lovin' or I'll see you tomorrow
Now we speeding up the Westside
Hand creepin' up her left side, I'm ready to do it
Ready to bone, ready for dome
55th exit, damn, damn, already we home
Now let's get it on

Hey ma (wassup?)
Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight
You smoke (I smoke)
I drink (me too)
Well, good, 'cause we gon' get high tonight
Got drops (got coupes)
Got trucks (got jeeps)
All right, and we gon' take a ride tonight
So, ma (wassup?) (Yo)
Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight

Uh, now that I got a girl, my ex wanna holla and spit
Told me to acknowledge her quick
She like Cam, "Stop frontin' on that Dave Hollister tip" (how?)
Come over lets swallow and sip
I'm like, "Mama is sick, I promise you dick"
Usually have a problem with chicks (why?)
They all say I'm rotten and rich
But not her, boobies real
High heel dooby feel, plus got them Gucci nails on
You a cutie still (still), and this my down girl too
Ain't no groupie deal
We left the movies with Uzis, Suzuki wheels
To the Jacuzzi, I tell you my boo be's real (she's real)
I mean she do be winnin', Louis spendin'
Go to the crib, she got the Gucci linen (linen)
I see Boo be grinnin' (you grinnin' huh?)
She looked and said, "Cam, I know that you be sinnin'"
Nah, I'm a changed man, look at the Range, ma'am
I got a whole new game plan
Looked and said, "that's nothing but game, Cam"
She was right, she was up in the Range, man (she know me)
Dropped her off at the L, now I'm flippin' the cell
That's right I had to call up L
Yo L (what up?)
I hit (what else?)
Plus dome (say word?)
And we got it on tonight

Hey ma (wassup?)
Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight
You smoke (I smoke)
I drink (me too)
Well, good, 'cause we gon' get high tonight
Got drops (got coupes)
Got trucks (got jeeps)
All right, and we gon' take a ride tonight
So, ma (wassup?)




Let's slide (all right)
All right, and we gon' get it on tonight

Overall Meaning

The song "Hey Ma" by Cam'ron was released in 2002, and it is a song about Cam'ron's experience driving around with his girlfriend listening to music, smoking weed, and enjoying each other's company. The song opens with Cam'ron inviting the ladies to come along for the ride and get high with him. He tells his girlfriend that they are going to get high that night and take a ride in his car. Later in the song, Cam'ron talks about having a new girlfriend and how his ex-girlfriend is trying to get back with him. Despite his ex's advances, Cam'ron decides to stick with his new girlfriend and enjoy their time together.


The lyrics of the song are simple and humorous, with Cam'ron rapping about his love for women, weed, and cars. The chorus of the song is catchy, with Cam'ron inviting the ladies to slide along with him and get it on that night. The song is also notable for its use of samples from various songs, including Stevie Wonder's "All I Do" and Frankie Beverly and Maze's "Before I Let Go." These samples add to the song's upbeat and fun vibe.


Line by Line Meaning

(Fuckin' playin' with me)
Expressing frustration and annoyance, likely directed at someone who is not taking the singer seriously.


Hey ma (wassup?)
Addressing a woman of interest, asking how she is doing.


Let's slide (all right)
Suggesting that they go somewhere or do something together.


All right, and we gon' get it on tonight
Implying that they will engage in sexual activity later in the evening.


You smoke (I smoke)
Noting that they have something in common, namely smoking.


I drink (me too)
Noting that they have another thing in common, namely drinking.


Well, good, 'cause we gon' get high tonight
Celebrating their shared interests and how it will lead to a pleasurable evening.


Got drops (got coupes)
Noting that they have access to nice cars, either convertibles or sports cars.


Got trucks (got jeeps)
Noting that they also have access to rugged, off-road vehicles.


So, ma (wassup?) Let's slide (all right)
Repeating the opening lines, further emphasizing the desire to be with this woman and have a good time.


Yo, now I was downtown clubbin', ladies night
Beginning of a flashback/memory of meeting a woman while out at a club.


Seen shorty she was crazy right
Describing how attractive the woman was and how taken the artist was with her.


And I approached baby like, "Ma, what's your age and type?"
The singer attempts to initiate a conversation with the woman by asking about her age and what kind of person she is interested in.


She looked at me and said, "You's a baby right?"
The woman was skeptical of the singer's intentions or maturity level.


I told her, I'm eighteen and live a crazy life
The singer tries to convince the woman that he is not a child and that he has lived an exciting life so far.


Plus I'll tell you what the eighties like
Implying that the artist has a knowledge of what it was like to live in the 1980's and that he can share this knowledge with the woman.


And I know what the ladies like
Expressing confidence in his understanding of what women desire and find attractive.


Need a man that's polite, listens, and takes advice
Listing off the qualities that the woman says she desires in a partner and implying that the singer possesses those qualities.


I could be all three, plus I can lay the pipe
Asserting that he can provide the woman with the things she wants in a partner, along with sexual satisfaction.


Come wit' me, come stay the night
Inviting the woman back to his place for the night.


She looked at me laughin', like boy your game is tight
The woman reacts positively to the artist's advances, finding him charming or attractive.


I'm laughin' back like sho' ya right, get in the car
The artist reciprocates the woman's laughter and encourages her to come with him.


And don't touch nothin', sit in the car
The singer is protective of his car and doesn't want the woman touching anything inside of it.


Let's discuss somethin'
Initiating a conversation, possibly about what will happen later in the evening.


Either we lovin' or I'll see you tomorrow
Suggesting that they will either engage in sexual activity or part ways and see each other later.


Now we speeding up the Westside
Continuing the flashback/memory of driving with the woman.


Hand creepin' up her left side, I'm ready to do it
The singer is making physical advances on the woman, suggesting that he is ready to engage in sexual activity.


Ready to bone, ready for dome
Using slang terms to describe his readiness for sexual activity.


55th exit, damn, damn, already we home
Noting that they have arrived at the artist's home.


Now let's get it on
Explicitly stating that it is time for them to engage in sexual activity.


Uh, now that I got a girl, my ex wanna holla and spit
Beginning a new section of the song where the singer discusses his current romantic situation and the attention he's receiving from others.


Told me to acknowledge her quick
The ex-partner wants the artist to pay attention to her.


She like Cam, "Stop frontin' on that Dave Hollister tip" (how?)
The ex is chiding the artist for pretending to be a player, like a character in a Dave Hollister song.


Come over lets swallow and sip
The ex is inviting the artist to come over to her place and drink alcohol.


I'm like, "Mama is sick, I promise you dick"
The singer declines the ex's offer and declares that he is committed to his current partner and has no interest in reconnecting with his ex.


Usually have a problem with chicks (why?)
The artist is describing his usual difficulties in relationships or interactions with women.


They all say I'm rotten and rich
The singer perceives that women often see him as someone who is only interested in using his wealth to attract them.


But not her, boobies real
The singer asserts that his current partner is different from other women he's been with in the past, particularly in her natural features.


High heel dooby feel, plus got them Gucci nails on
Describing his partner's fashion choices and how they are attractive to him.


You a cutie still (still), and this my down girl too
Reaffirming his attraction to his partner and suggesting that they have a close, intimate relationship.


Ain't no groupie deal
Noting that their relationship is not based on superficial factors or celebrity status.


We left the movies with Uzis, Suzuki wheels
Describing a scenario where they left a movie theater and got into a vehicle equipped with weapons.


To the Jacuzzi, I tell you my boo be's real (she's real)
Continuing to describe their evening together, this time suggesting that they took a dip in a hot tub.


I mean she do be winnin', Louis spendin'
The artist is impressed with how successful and stylish his partner is.


Go to the crib, she got the Gucci linen (linen)
Suggesting that they end their evening by going back to his partner's house and sleeping together.


I see Boo be grinnin' (you grinnin' huh?)
Noting that his partner is happy or satisfied with their relationship/sexual activity.


She looked and said, "Cam, I know that you be sinnin'"
The partner acknowledges the singer's past behavior or reputation as someone who is not always faithful in relationships.


Nah, I'm a changed man, look at the Range, ma'am
The artist refutes the idea that he is still a cheater by displaying his wealth (symbolized by his Range Rover) and implying that he is more mature now.


I got a whole new game plan
Declaring that he has a new perspective on how to conduct himself in relationships.


Looked and said, "that's nothing but game, Cam"
The partner is skeptical of the singer's claims and sees them as an insincere ploy to continue their relationship.


She was right, she was up in the Range, man (she know me)
The singer acknowledges his partner's intelligence and insight into his personality and behavior.


Dropped her off at the L, now I'm flippin' the cell
The artist drove his partner to the subway station and is now using his phone to make a call (likely to his friend L).


That's right I had to call up L
Explaining why he is on the phone and who he is talking to.


Yo L (what up?) I hit (what else?) Plus dome (say word?) And we got it on tonight
Recounting to his friend how he had sex with his partner and suggesting that it was a successful evening.


Hey ma (wassup?)
Repeating the opening lines one last time, possibly as a way to bookend the song and emphasize the singer's desire for companionship and pleasure.


Let's slide (all right)
Repeating the previous suggestion of going somewhere or doing something together.


All right, and we gon' get it on tonight
Repeating the previous implication that they will engage in sexual activity later in the evening.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group
Written by: Laron L. James, Lionel B. Jr. Richie, Cameron Giles, Darryl Pittman

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