Tha Shiznit
Snoop Dog Lyrics


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Verse One:

Poppin, stoppin, hoppin like a rabbit
When I take the nina Ross ya know I gota ta have it
I lay back in the cut retain myself
Think about the shit, and I'm thinkin wealth
How can I makes my grip
And how should I make that nigga straight slip
Set trip, gotta get him for his grip
as i dip around the corner, now i'm on a-nother
mission, wishin, upon a star
Snoop Doggy Dogg with the caviar
In the back of the limo no demo, this is the real
Breakin niggaz down like Evander Holyfield, chill
to the next Episode
I make money, and I really don't love hoes
Tell ya the truth, I swoop in the Coupe
I used to sell loot, I used to shoot hoops
But now I, make, hits, every single day
With, that nigga, the diggy Dr. Dre
So lay back in the cut, motherfucker 'fore you get shot
It's 1-8-7 on a motherfuckin cop

Verse Two:

Boy it's gettin hot, yes indeed it is
Snoop Dogg on the mic i'm about as crazy as Biz
Markie, spark the, chronic bud real quick
And let me get into some fly gangsta shit
Yeah, I lay back, stay back in the cut
Niggaz try to play the D-O-G like a mutt
I got a little message, don't try to see Snoop
I'm fin to fuck a bitch, what's her name it's Luke
You tried to see me, on the TV, youse a B.G.
D-O-double-G, yes I'ma O.G.
You can't see my homey Dr. Dre
So what the fuck a nigga like you gotta say
Gotta take a trip to the MIA
And serve your ass with a motherfuckin AK
You, can't, see, the D-O-double-G, cuz that be me
i'm servin um, swervin in the Coupe
The Lexus, flexes, from Long Beach to Texas
Sexist, hoes, they wanna get witht his
Cuz Snoop Dogg is the shit, beeeitch!

Verse Three:

Ahhhh, I'm somewhat brain boggled
So I look to the microphone and slowly start to wobble
Grab it, have it, stick it to the plug
It's Snoop, Doggy, I got a got a fat dub
Sack of the chronic in my back pocket loc
Need myself a lighter so I can't take a smoke
I toke everyday, I loc everyday
With the P-O-U-N-D and my nigga Dr. Dre
Lay back in the cut, like I told your ass
Gimme the microphone and let me hit you with a blast
I got a little cousin by the name of Daz
And bitches who fuck him, gimme the ass
Cuz they know about the shit that we be goin through
And they know about the shit that I be puttin up
And they be knowin bout the shit I do when I'm on the mic
Cause Snoop Dogg is Trump tight like a virgin, the surgeon
Is Dr. Drizzay, so lizzay, and plizzay
With D-O-double-Gizzay the fly human being seein
No I'm not European bein all I can
When I put the motherfuckin mic in my hand, and
You don't understand when i'm kickin
Cuz Snoop is on the mic and I gets wicked, follow me
Listen to me, cuz I do you like you wanna be done
Snoop Doggy Dogg on this three two one, umm
Dum, diddy-dum here I come
With the gat and the guitar was strung, I'm
not that lunatic nigga who you thought I was
When I caught you slippin, I'm gon catch you then I peel your cap
Snapped back, relax
Ya better not be slippin with them deez on the '83 Cadillac




So we gonna smoke a ounce to this
G's up hoes down while you motherfuckers bounce to this

Overall Meaning

In "Tha Shiznit," Snoop Dogg raps about his life on the streets and his rise to fame in the rap industry. The first verse begins with Snoop boasting about his ability to "pop, stop, and hop" like a rabbit when he takes out his gun, also known as his "nina Ross." He then contemplates his financial situation and how he can make more money. Snoop also discusses his past involvement in criminal activities and how he used to sell illegal substances and play basketball before becoming a successful rapper. In the second verse, Snoop warns his enemies not to mess with him or Dr. Dre, his close friend and producer. He also talks about his travels to Miami and his readiness to use his AK-47 against anyone who tries to cross him. In the third verse, Snoop discusses his passion for smoking marijuana and his close relationship with his cousin Daz. He also shows off his lyrical skills and warns his listeners to stay alert because he will catch them off guard.


Line by Line Meaning

Poppin, stoppin, hoppin like a rabbit
Moving quickly and nimbly to carry out a task, akin to a rabbit's agility


When I take the nina Ross ya know I gota ta have it
As soon as I acquire my firearm (nina Ross), I become fixated on the desire to use it


I lay back in the cut retain myself
I restrain myself, waiting patiently in the shadows for the right moment to strike


Think about the shit, and I'm thinkin wealth
I contemplate and strategize how to generate wealth for myself


How can I makes my grip
How can I obtain and secure my financial success


And how should I make that nigga straight slip
How can I make the target of my criminal plot fall and be vulnerable to attack


Set trip, gotta get him for his grip
I must provoke and instigate the target into a dangerous situation in order to steal his money


as i dip around the corner, now i'm on a-nother
I quickly move out of sight and change locations to another area, continuing my actions


mission, wishin, upon a star
As I carry out my mission, I reminisce about my aspirations and desires


Snoop Doggy Dogg with the caviar
I feel like royalty, indulging in luxury foods such as caviar


In the back of the limo no demo, this is the real
I am not showcasing a demo, this is the authentic presentation of myself and my abilities


Breakin niggaz down like Evander Holyfield, chill
I am exerting my dominance and control over others, similar to how boxer Evander Holyfield defeats his opponents in matches


I make money, and I really don't love hoes
I earn a lot of money, and I am not interested in romantic relationships with women


Tell ya the truth, I swoop in the Coupe
To be honest, I maneuver my luxury car with great skill and style


I used to sell loot, I used to shoot hoops
In the past, I used to sell illegal goods and play basketball


But now I, make, hits, every single day
Currently, I produce successful music every single day


With, that nigga, the diggy Dr. Dre
I collaborate with the talented Dr. Dre to create these hits


So lay back in the cut, motherfucker 'fore you get shot
Stay hidden and stay out of trouble, or you will be harmed and attacked


It's 1-8-7 on a motherfuckin cop
I am referencing the California police code for homicide - there is a threat of violence against a police officer


Boy it's gettin hot, yes indeed it is
Things are heating up in the current situation


Snoop Dogg on the mic i'm about as crazy as Biz
I am wild and unpredictable on the microphone like rapper Biz Markie


Markie, spark the, chronic bud real quick
I request Biz Markie to light up and smoke marijuana quickly


And let me get into some fly gangsta shit
Allow me to engage in cool and violent behavior associated with gangster culture


Niggaz try to play the D-O-G like a mutt
People attempt to undermine my status as a Dogg, or a top-tier rapper, by treating me like a dog breed that is inferior


I got a little message, don't try to see Snoop
I have a warning for those who seek to cross or challenge me


I'm fin to fuck a bitch, what's her name it's Luke
I am about to engage in sexual activity with a woman whose name is Luke


You tried to see me, on the TV, youse a B.G.
You attempted to confront me or challenge me through the medium of television - you are a fake and a beginner


D-O-double-G, yes I'ma O.G.
I am a true original gangster, signified by my D-O-double-G nickname


You can't see my homey Dr. Dre
You are unable to comprehend the greatness and skill of my friend and collaborator, Dr. Dre


So what the fuck a nigga like you gotta say
What could a person like you, who is beneath me, have to offer or say to me?


Gotta take a trip to the MIA
I need to travel to Miami, Florida


And serve your ass with a motherfuckin AK
I will execute physical violence and assault on you with a rifle gun (AK)


You, can't, see, the D-O-double-G, cuz that be me
You are unable to understand or compete with me and my abilities, signified by D-O-double-G


i'm servin um, swervin in the Coupe
I am performing my music for my fans and driving my luxury car with remarkable skill


The Lexus, flexes, from Long Beach to Texas
My car brand, Lexus, is impressive and catches the attention of people in both Long Beach, California and Texas


Sexist, hoes, they wanna get witht his
Women who have a negative reputation and are seen as objects express a desire to engage with me


Cuz Snoop Dogg is the shit, beeeitch!
My talent and status as a rapper is impressive and unrivaled by others


Ahhhh, I'm somewhat brain boggled
I am feeling confused and disoriented at the moment


So I look to the microphone and slowly start to wobble
I turn to the microphone for stability and begin to sway unsteadily


Grab it, have it, stick it to the plug
I firmly grasp the microphone and control its connection


It's Snoop, Doggy, I got a got a fat dub
I am Snoop Doggy Dogg, and I possess a large quantity of high-quality marijuana


Sack of the chronic in my back pocket loc
I keep a bag of marijuana in my back pocket, representing my association with gangster culture


Need myself a lighter so I can’t take a smoke
I am searching for a lighter so I can ignite and inhale marijuana smoke


I toke everyday, I loc everyday
I smoke marijuana and engage in gangster activities every day


With the P-O-U-N-D and my nigga Dr. Dre
I possess a large amount of marijuana (Pound), and my friend and collaborator, Dr. Dre


Gimme the microphone and let me hit you with a blast
Allow me to aggressively and powerfully deliver my music to you with the microphone


I got a little cousin by the name of Daz
I have a relative named Daz, who is associated with gangster culture


And bitches who fuck him, gimme the ass
Women who are intimate with Daz are willing to engage in sexual activity with me as well


Cuz they know about the shit that we be goin through
These women are aware of the dangerous and difficult situations we engage in as gangsters


And they know about the shit that I be puttin up
They have knowledge of my illegal activities and risky behavior


And they be knowin bout the shit I do when I'm on the mic
They are aware of my expert and powerful delivery of my music when I perform on the microphone


Cause Snoop Dogg is Trump tight like a virgin, the surgeon
I am skilled and precise like a surgeon, and as enduring and resilient as a virgin. This also references Donald Trump's association with wealth.


Is Dr. Drizzay, so lizzay, and plizzay
My collaborator, Dr. Dre, is skilled and precise in his own right, and this allows us to make great music together


With D-O-double-Gizzay the fly human being seein
Along with Dr. Dre, I am a charismatic and impressive human being who is skilled in rapping


No I'm not European bein all I can
I am not trying to conform to European ideals and beliefs, but rather be and express myself in a genuine way


When I put the motherfuckin mic in my hand
When I hold the microphone, I am empowered and skilled to deliver great music


And You don't understand when i'm kickin
Many people do not fully understand or appreciate my style of music and rapping when I perform


Cuz Snoop is on the mic and I gets wicked, follow me
When I perform, I am skilled and confident in my delivery and style, and others should try to emulate me and follow my lead


Listen to me, cuz I do you like you wanna be done
Pay attention to my music, because I create the type of music that people want to hear


Snoop Doggy Dogg on this three two one, umm
This is a countdown signaling the start of my performance


Dum, diddy-dum here I come
I am about to perform and dominate the stage


With the gat and the guitar was strung, I'm
Indicating that he is going to use a gun and a guitar in his music or performance


not that lunatic nigga who you thought I was
I am not as crazy or wild as many people assume or believe based on my public persona


When I caught you slippin, I'm gon catch you then I peel your cap
If someone underestimates me and takes advantage of me, I will retaliate and may even harm them


Snapped back, relax
This is a phrase indicating his confidence and assurance in himself


Ya better not be slippin with them deez on the '83 Cadillac
I am warning others not to mess with my expensive car and accessories


So we gonna smoke a ounce to this
We are going to celebrate with marijuana and smoking


G's up hoes down while you motherfuckers bounce to this
Maintain a gangster stance and lifestyle while you celebrate and dance to my music




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