Gangstas Do Dem Own Ting
Munga Honourable Lyrics


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Yess, yess, yesssss,
Honourable, H2O, Selassi,
Wooooooooooo

[Chorus:]
Gangstas do them own thing,
Never left them chrome thing,
Hail King Selassi first,
Ethiopians bun out the Pope and Rome thing,
Gangstas do them own thing,
Never left them chrome thing,
Munga praise Rastafari first, of course,
And that's a known thing, totally

[Verse 1:]
Now the pagans them a pre,
Me run Tavern true mi a link with Short Man and Stray D,
And you know seh mi flow them sick,
Me learn from Shango and Jay Z, that's right,
Me grip nine grow with tek nine's mack ninety's and KG's,
Better them stay cool like a/c ok,
Hey fool better, you stay cool,
Lightening me flash me no play pool,
You can't diss Don nor Liquid, DJ Wayne,
Chrome, Cool Face nor J- Kool,
Kingston, St. Mary to Port Morant,
Thug short tempered and ignorant,
Munga a real bad man,
Ask anybody from Tarrant

[Chorus]

[Verse 2:]
Burn bad mind, we naw compromise,
When we set trend them a improvise,
Don rise two four five,
Mek them beat nsync like when the beat synchronize,
And I got one more thing to emphasize,
Pagan a bawl I naw sympathize,
Cause my gpattern beat like Corleon drum pattern,
When the phrase synthesize,
So stay tuned fi the 101,
I stay hotter then one o few,
ZJ Liquid run 103,
Big up mi thugs them from 104, yea,
Ketch the vibe pan 105
And we got more power than 106,
And a DJ Wayne run 107.7, everything level

[Chorus]

[Verse 1]

[Chorus]





[Verse 2]

Overall Meaning

The song "Gangstas Do Dem Own Ting" by Munga Honourable begins with a chant of his name and some other names, followed by a chorus that highlights the individuality and toughness of gangsters. It emphasizes that gangsters always do what they want, they carry their guns, and their loyalty lies with Emperor Selassi of Ethiopia. The lyrics mention how gangsters do not follow the norms imposed by religion or authority, which is why they don’t heed the Pope, showing their disapproval of Western and Christian values.


The first verse of the song talks about how Munga ties with his gang members and how he has learned from the legendary Jay Z and Shango, who are regarded as exceptional musical artists. He brags about wielding weapons such as the Tek Nine, KG, and the Mack Ninety, all of which reinforce the theme of toughness and gangsterism. The lyrics suggest that one must always walk with caution around these gangsters. They reference various neighbourhoods around Jamaica, such as Tarrant, Kingston, St. Mary, and Port Morant, which serve as geographical indications of their gang areas.


In the second verse, the lyrics highlight Munga's refusal to compromise with those who do not share his values, vilifying these non-gangster individuals as "pagans." The lyrics mention that they are always innovative and ahead of the times, inspiring awe in those who try to copy their individualistic styles. They mention various media platforms, such as ZJ Liquid at 103, thugs at 104, and DJ Wayne at 107.7, whose shows and radio spots serve as the foundation for the development of street language and culture. The chorus is repeated twice, summarizing the song's central theme that gangsters always do their own thing, being proud of their individuality.


Line by Line Meaning

Gangstas do them own thing,
Gangsters follow their own path and do things their way.


Never left them chrome thing,
They always carry their weapons with them.


Hail King Selassi first,
Honoring the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, is of utmost importance.


Ethiopians bun out the Pope and Rome thing,
Ethiopians reject the religious and political influence of the Vatican on their country.


Munga praise Rastafari first, of course,
Munga pays homage to the Rastafarian culture and beliefs above all else.


And that's a known thing, totally
This is commonly understood and acknowledged.


Now the pagans them a pre,
The non-believers are noticing.


Me run Tavern true mi a link with Short Man and Stray D,
Munga frequents the Tavern while collaborating with Short Man and Stray D.


And you know seh mi flow them sick,
It's well-known that Munga has great musical skill.


Me learn from Shango and Jay Z, that's right,
Munga drew inspiration from both Shango and Jay Z's music.


Me grip nine grow with tek nine's mack ninety's and KG's,
Munga carries and is proficient with various types of guns, including the Tek Nine, Mack Ninety, and KG.


Better them stay cool like a/c ok,
Others are advised to keep their cool, just like air conditioning.


Hey fool better, you stay cool,
A warning to anyone who doesn't stay calm.


Lightening me flash me no play pool,
Munga is quick to react and doesn't waste time.


You can't diss Don nor Liquid, DJ Wayne,
Munga has respect for Don, Liquid, and DJ Wayne and won't tolerate any insults.


Chrome, Cool Face nor J- Kool,
Munga won't stand for any disrespect towards Chrome, Cool Face, or J-Kool.


Kingston, St. Mary to Port Morant,
Munga and his associates have influence and connections across different parts of Jamaica.


Thug short tempered and ignorant,
Munga and his associates may act violently and impulsively.


Munga a real bad man,
Munga is known as a dangerous individual.


Ask anybody from Tarrant
People in Tarrant will testify to Munga's reputation.


Burn bad mind, we naw compromise,
Munga refuses to compromise with haters and those with negative intentions.


When we set trend them a improvise,
Others may try to copy Munga's style, but they can never truly capture it.


Don rise two four five,
Munga's crew, Don, is making moves and progressing.


Mek them beat nsync like when the beat synchronize,
Munga and his associates are united and work together fluidly, like a synchronized beat.


And I got one more thing to emphasize,
There's one more important point to make.


Pagan a bawl I naw sympathize,
Munga has no sympathy for non-believers who are crying out in pain.


Cause my gpattern beat like Corleon drum pattern,
Munga's flow and rhythm are powerful and comparable to the Corleon drum pattern.


When the phrase synthesize,
This is emphasized and clear when his lyrics are synthesized.


So stay tuned fi the 101,
Keep listening for more of Munga's music and message.


I stay hotter then one o few,
Munga's music is more popular and relevant than many others.


ZJ Liquid run 103,
ZJ Liquid is a successful DJ who runs his own radio station.


Big up mi thugs them from 104, yea,
Munga has respect for his thugs and gives them a shoutout.


Ketch the vibe pan 105
Get the feeling and vibe from listening to station 105.


And we got more power than 106,
Munga and his associates have greater influence and importance than station 106.


And a DJ Wayne run 107.7, everything level
DJ Wayne running station 107.7 means that things are balanced and under control.


Chorus
Repeating the chorus.


Verse 1
Repeating verse 1.


Chorus
Repeating the chorus.


Verse 2
Repeating verse 2.




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@deeeultimateking1425

2022 and still knocking in my ears

@magicdntz154

πŸ’― facts

@g-dub5272

man Munga literally did run dancehall for a time, I thought he was gonna be the next biggest thing up there with Bounty and Beenie

@ProdigalSonAD70

G-Dub 85 them badmind him he rose very fast to prominence

@chrismyers3675

I agree munga run dancehall 07- 10 upppp

@jaguar5143

@@chrismyers3675 no sa only 07

@alexgodson353

No joke 2021 an still a listen

@jodi8563

He had 4 hit songs bruhπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

@YurumeinHerballyLiving

Them time ya me they secondary school and a witness Di Gaangsta ras a tek over! Always had this song on playlist on Ares. We still a do we own thing in #2022

@oshanepatterson5452

2007 was Munga’s year yo!!

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