Deep Cover
Dr. Dre Lyrics


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Hit this motherfucker, G
(N-naw, man, I can't fuck with that)
Aw, man, I been dealing with you for three motherfuckin' months
you ain't hit the pipe in front of me yet
(So, what you saying?)
I think you 5-0!
(5-0? Man, I ain't no motherfucking cop)
Well, hit this motherfucker then
(I can feel it)

Tonight's the night I get in some shit (yeah)
Deep Cover on the incognito tip
Killing motherfuckers if I have to, peeling caps too
'Cause you niggas know I'm coming at you
I guess that's part of the game, but I feel for the nigga
Who think he just gonna come and change things
With the swiftness, so get it right with the quickness
And let me handle my business, yo
I'm on a mission and my mission won't stop
Until I get the nigga maxing at the top
(I hope you get his ass 'fore he drop)
Kingpin kicking back while his workers slang his rocks
Coming up like a fat rat
Big money, big cars, big bodyguards on his back
So it's difficult to get him
(But I got the hook up with somebody
Who knows how to get in contact with him)
Hit him like this and like that
Let 'em know that I'm looking for a big fat dope sack
With ends to spend, so let's rush it
If you want to handle it tonight, we'll discuss it
On a nigga's time, and a nigga's place
Take my strap just in case one of his boys recognize my face
'Cause he's a sheisty motherfucker
But I gives a fuck, 'cause I'm going Deep Cover

Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)

Creep with me, as I crawl through the hood
Maniac, lunatic, call me Snoop Eastwood
Kicking dust as I bust, fuck peace
And, the motherfuckin' punk police
You already know I gives a fuck about a cop
So why in the fuck would you think that it would stop?
Plot, yeah, that's what we's about to do
Take yo' ass on a mission with the boys in blue
Dre (what up Snoop?) Yo, I got the feeling
Tonight's the night like Betty Wright, and I'm chilling
Killing, feeling, no remorse, yeah
So lets go straight to the motherfucking source
And see what we can find
Crooked-ass cops that be getting niggas a gang of time
And now they wanna make a deal with me
Scoop me up and put me on they team and chill with me
And make my pockets bigger
They want to meet with me tonight at seven o'clock (so what's up nigga?)
What you wanna do? (What you wanna do?)
I got the gauge, a Uzi, and my motherfuckin' twenty-two
So if you wanna blast, nigga we can buck 'em
If we stick 'em then we struck 'em, so fuck 'em!
(I can feel it!)

Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)

Six-fo'-five was the time on the clock
When me and my homie belled in the parking lot
The scene looked strange and it felt like a set up
(Better not be, 'cause if it is they getting lit up)
Oh, here they come from the back in they 'llacs
I'm checking for the gats they strap, so what's up, black?
(Chill, let's hear the deal
If it ain't up to what you feel then grab your steel)
Right, so, what you motherfuckers gon' come at me with?
Hope you ain't wanting none of my grip
'Cause you can save that shit (guess what they told me?)
"We give you 20 G's if you snitch on your homie
We'll put you in a home, and make your life plush
Oh yeah, but you got to sell dope for us."
Hmm, let me think about it
Turned my back and grabbed my gat
And guess what I told him before I shot it:
"If you don't quit, yeah, if you don't stop, yeah
I'm letting my gat pop, 'cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop!"

Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)




Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)

Overall Meaning

In the song "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Snoop and Dre embrace their gangster personas and deliver hard-hitting lyrics about their lives in the inner city. The song is about going "deep cover" and doing whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means killing people. Snoop and Dre rap about taking on corrupt cops and drug kingpins, showcasing their willingness to commit violent acts to get what they want.


The lyrics tell the story of an undercover cop who infiltrates the drug world, only to find himself drawn to the lifestyle and unable to resist its temptations. The cop, played by Dre, ultimately decides to betray his colleagues and join the criminals he has been investigating. Snoop, meanwhile, raps about his experiences running with a gang and the violence that comes with it. Together, the two rappers create a vivid portrait of life on the streets.


The song's aggressive lyrics and pounding beat helped establish Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as two of the most important figures in gangsta rap. "Deep Cover" was the first collaboration between the two artists and helped launch their careers. The song also introduced the world to Snoop Dogg's distinctive flow and style. With its mix of hard-edged lyrics and West Coast G-Funk production, "Deep Cover" remains a classic of hip-hop history.


Line by Line Meaning

Hit this motherfucker, G
Encouraging someone to take a hit of drugs.


N-naw, man, I can't fuck with that
Denying the offer to take drugs.


Aw, man, I been dealing with you for three motherfuckin' months you ain't hit the pipe in front of me yet (So, what you saying?) I think you 5-0!
Expressing suspicion that the other person is an undercover cop.


5-0? Man, I ain't no motherfucking cop
Asserting that one is not a police officer.


Tonight's the night I get in some shit (yeah) Deep Cover on the incognito tip Killing motherfuckers if I have to, peeling caps too 'Cause you niggas know I'm coming at you I guess that's part of the game, but I feel for the nigga Who think he just gonna come and change things With the swiftness, so get it right with the quickness And let me handle my business, yo I'm on a mission and my mission won't stop Until I get the nigga maxing at the top (I hope you get his ass 'fore he drop)
Preparing to engage in dangerous activities to achieve a goal of taking down a drug lord who wants to maintain the status quo.


Kingpin kicking back while his workers slang his rocks Coming up like a fat rat Big money, big cars, big bodyguards on his back So it's difficult to get him (But I got the hook up with somebody Who knows how to get in contact with him)
Describing the drug lord and acknowledging that it's challenging to get to him, but the singer has a connection that can help him in his quest.


Hit him like this and like that Let 'em know that I'm looking for a big fat dope sack With ends to spend, so let's rush it If you want to handle it tonight, we'll discuss it On a nigga's time, and a nigga's place Take my strap just in case one of his boys recognize my face 'Cause he's a sheisty motherfucker But I gives a fuck, 'cause I'm going Deep Cover
Planning to use force to rob the drug lord's stash of drugs and money and being prepared for any danger from his associates.


Yeah, and you don't stop ('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop) Creep with me, as I crawl through the hood Maniac, lunatic, call me Snoop Eastwood Kicking dust as I bust, fuck peace And, the motherfuckin' punk police You already know I gives a fuck about a cop So why in the fuck would you think that it would stop?
Declaring disregard for authority figures, especially police officers, and indicating willingness to use violence against them if necessary.


Plot, yeah, that's what we's about to do Take yo' ass on a mission with the boys in blue Dre (what up Snoop?) Yo, I got the feeling Tonight's the night like Betty Wright, and I'm chilling Killing, feeling, no remorse, yeah So lets go straight to the motherfucking source And see what we can find Crooked-ass cops that be getting niggas a gang of time And now they wanna make a deal with me Scoop me up and put me on they team and chill with me And make my pockets bigger They want to meet with me tonight at seven o'clock (so what's up nigga?) What you wanna do? (What you wanna do?) I got the gauge, a Uzi, and my motherfuckin' twenty-two So if you wanna blast, nigga we can buck 'em If we stick 'em then we struck 'em, so fuck 'em! (I can feel it!)
Discussing a plan to catch crooked cops and turn the situation to their advantage by taking the offered deal, while also being prepared to fight if needed.


Six-fo'-five was the time on the clock When me and my homie belled in the parking lot The scene looked strange and it felt like a set up (Better not be, 'cause if it is they getting lit up) Oh, here they come from the back in they 'llacs I'm checking for the gats they strap, so what's up, black? (Chill, let's hear the deal If it ain't up to what you feel then grab your steel) Right, so, what you motherfuckers gon' come at me with? Hope you ain't wanting none of my grip 'Cause you can save that shit (guess what they told me?) "We give you 20 G's if you snitch on your homie We'll put you in a home, and make your life plush Oh yeah, but you got to sell dope for us." Hmm, let me think about it Turned my back and grabbed my gat And guess what I told him before I shot it: "If you don't quit, yeah, if you don't stop, yeah I'm letting my gat pop, 'cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop!"
Meeting with the crooked cops only to learn they want him to snitch on his friend and they cannot be trusted, leading to the artist killing the cops in self-defense.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Colin Fitzroy Wolfe, Andre Romell Young, Cordozar Calvin Broadus

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Lyrics:

Tonight's the night I get in some shit (yeah)
Deep Cover on the incognito tip
Killing motherfuckers if I have to, peeling caps too
'Cause you niggas know I'm coming at you
I guess that's part of the game, but I feel for the nigga
Who think he just gonna come and change thangs
With the swiftness, so get it right with the quickness
And let me handle my business, yo
I'm on a mission and my mission won't stop
Until I get the nigga maxing at the top
(I hope you get his ass 'fore he drop)
Kingpin kicking back while his workers slang his rocks
Coming up like a fat rat
Big money, big cars, big bodyguards on his back
So it's difficult to get him
(But I got the hook up with somebody
Who knows how to get in contact with him)
Hit him like this and like that
Let em know that I'm looking for a big fat dope sack
With ends to spend, so let's rush it
If you want to handle it tonight, we'll discuss it
On a nigga's time, and a nigga's place
Take my strap just in case one of his boys recognize my face
'Cause he's a sheisty motherfucker
But I gives a fuck, 'cause I'm going Deep Cover
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Creep with me, as I crawl through the hood
Maniac, lunatic, call me Snoop Eastwood
Kicking dust as I bust, fuck peace
And, the motherfuckin punk police
You already know I gives a fuck about a cop
So why in the fuck would you think that it would stop?
Plot, yeah, that's what we's about to do
Take yo' ass on a mission with the boys in blue
Dre (what up Snoop?) Yo, I got the feeling
Tonight's the night like Betty Wright, and I'm chilling
Killing, feeling, no remorse, yeah
So lets go straight to the motherfucking source
And see what we can find
Crooked-ass cops that be getting niggas a gang of time
And now they wanna make a deal with me
Scoop me up and put me on they team and chill with me
And make my pockets bigger
They want to meet with me tonight at seven o'clock (so what's up nigga?)
What you wanna do? (What you wanna do?)
I got the gauge, a Uzi, and my motherfuckin twenty-two
So if you wanna blast, nigga we can buck 'em
If we stick 'em then we struck 'em, so fuck 'em!
("I can feel it!")
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Yeah, and you don't stop
('Cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop)
Six-fo'-five was the time on the clock
When me and my homey belled in the parking lot
The scene looked strange and it felt like a set up
(Better not be, 'cause if it is they getting lit up!)
Oh - here they come from the back in they 'llacs
I'm checking for the gats they strap, so what's up, black?
(Chill, let's hear the deal
If it ain't up to what you feel then grab your steel)
Right, so, what you motherfuckers gonna come at me with?
Hope you ain't wanting none of my grip
'Cause you can save that shit (guess what they told me?)
"We give you 20 G's if you snitch on your homey
We'll put you in a home, and make your life plush
Oh yeah, but you got to sell dope for us."
Hmmm, let me think about it
Turned my back and grabbed my gat
And guess what I told him before I shot it:
"If you don't quit, yeah, if you don't stop, yeah
I'm letting my gat pop, 'cause it's 1-8-7 on a undercover cop!"



All comments from YouTube:

@lethayle3388

This beat is so haunting and old school

@illinstigator2579

Early Horrorcore vibes on here

@unavaliableuser1600

LeThayle big pun killed it

@mr.clutch9548

This beat reminds me of NY state of mind by Nas

@mistabimbims6198

devils tritone. thats the musical note interval they're using on the beat. that's why it sounds so unsettling

@Nominay

Old school? pfft, this doesn't sound dated

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@MrLama4

Dre's vocals are dope on this, strong delivery.

@viralbuthow000

+Professional-ish He learned alot from Chuck D.

@VIFG

I know, he doesn't write rhymes, but when he has rhymes written for him he can deliver them mad dope

@ids5621

Professional-ish dre might not write, but his voice is perfect for rap. on delivery alone dre is one of my fav rappers

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