Nuthin but a G thang
Snoop Dogg Lyrics


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One, two, three and to the four
Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the door
Ready to make an entrance, so back on up
('Cause you know we're 'bout to rip shit up)
Gimme the microphone first, so I can bust like a bubble
Compton and Long Beach together, now you know you in trouble
Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby
Two loc'ed out niggas, so we're crazy
Death Row is the label that pays me
Unfadeable, so please don't try to fade this (hell yeah)
But, uh, back to the lecture at hand
Perfection is perfected, so I'ma let 'em understand
From a young G's perspective
And before me dig out a bitch, I have to find a contraceptive
You never know, she could be earnin' her man
And learnin' her man, and at the same time burnin' her man
Now you know I ain't with that shit, Lieutenant
Ain't no pussy good enough to get burnt while I'm up in it
(Yeah) And that's realer than Real-Deal Holyfield
And now you hookers and hoes know how I feel
Well, if it's good enough to get broke off a proper chunk
I'll take a small piece of some of that funky stuff

It's like this and like that and like this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this and like that and like this and uh
Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom

Well, I'm peepin' and I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'
But I damn near got capped 'cause my beeper kept beepin'
Now it's time for me to make my impression felt
So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt
You never been on a ride like this before
With a producer who can rap and control the maestro
At the same time with the dope rhyme that I kick
You know and I know, I flow some ol' funky shit
To add to my collection, the selection
Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don't choke
If you do, you'll have no clue
Of what me and my homie Snoop Dogg came to do

It's like this and like that and like this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this
And who gives a fuck about those?
So just chill 'til the next episode

Fallin' back on that ass with a hellified gangsta lean
Gettin' funky on the mic like a old batch of collard greens
It's the capital S, oh, yes, I'm fresh, N-double-O-P
D-O-double-G-Y, D-O-double-G, ya see
Showin' much flex when it's time to wreck a mic
Pimpin' hoes and clockin' a grip like my name was Dolomite
Yeah, and it don't quit
I think they in the mood for some motherfuckin' G shit (hell yeah)
So, Dre (what up, Dog?)
Gotta give 'em what they want (what's that, G?)
We gotta break 'em off somethin' (hell yeah)
And it's gotta be bumpin' (city of Compton)

Is where it takes place, so when asked, yo' attention
Mobbin' like a motherfucker, but I ain't lynchin'
Droppin' the funky shit that's makin' the sucker niggas mumble
When I'm on the mic, it's like a cookie, they all crumble
Try to get close and your ass'll get smacked
My motherfuckin' homie Doggy Dogg has got my back
Never let me slip, 'cause if I slip, then I'm slippin'
But if I got my Nina, then you know I'm straight trippin'
And I'ma continue to put the rap down, put the mack down
And if you bitches talk shit, I'll have to put the smack down
Yeah, and you don't stop
I told you I'm just like a clock when I tick and I tock
But I'm never off, always on to the break of dawn
C-O-M-P-T-O-N, and the city they call Long Beach
Puttin' the shit together
Like my nigga D.O.C., "No One Can Do It Better"

Like this, that and this and uh
It's like that and like this and like that and uh
It's like this
And who gives a fuck about those?
So just chill 'til the next episode

You've got the feelin'
Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You've got the feelin'
Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You've got the feelin'




Rock the other side
You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)

Overall Meaning

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "Nuthin But a G Thang" is a classic West Coast gangsta rap song that showcases the duo's effortless flow and impeccable chemistry. The song starts with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre announcing their arrival and their intention to shake things up. Then Snoop takes the lead and drops some smooth rhymes about his life experiences growing up in Compton and Long Beach. One of the standout lines is "And before me dig out a bitch, I have to find a contraceptive." This line is a testament to Snoop's streetwise mentality and his respect for women.


Dr. Dre takes over in the second verse and delivers some of the most memorable lines of the song. He raps about his beeper going off constantly, signaling how in demand he is and how busy his schedule is. He then proceeds to assert his dominance as a rapper and producer, proclaiming that his rhymes are "ol' funky shit" that symbolizes dope. The chorus, "It's like this and like that and like this and uh, it's like that and like this and like that and uh, it's like this" is simple yet catchy and serves as a perfect backdrop for Snoop and Dre's verses. The song ends with an infectious funk-inspired instrumental and the repeated refrain of "You've got the feelin'."


Overall, "Nuthin But a G Thang" is a quintessential representation of the 90s gangsta rap scene and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's undeniable talent and swagger.


10 interesting facts about the song are:


- The song was released on November 23, 1992, as the first single from Dre's debut solo album, "The Chronic."
- Nate Dogg provided the iconic hook, "It's like this and like that and like this and uh."
- The song samples Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You."
- Snoop Dogg was only 20 years old when he recorded his verses for the song.
- The music video for the song was directed by Dr. Dre's longtime collaborator, Hype Williams.
- "Nuthin But a G Thang" was a massive commercial and critical success, reaching #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994.
- The song is regarded as one of the most iconic hip-hop songs of all time and has been sampled, referenced, and covered in numerous songs and pop culture moments.
- The song cemented Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's status as key figures in the West Coast gangsta rap movement.
- The song's music video features cameos from other West Coast rappers, including Warren G, Daz Dillinger, and Nate Dogg.
- "Nuthin But a G Thang" was included in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."


The chords for the song are Am, G, C, A, F, and E.


Line by Line Meaning

One, two, three and to the four
Counting off the beats to get the party started


Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the door
The iconic duo is here, ready to deliver their unique sound


Ready to make an entrance, so back on up
We're about to come in and leave a lasting impression, so give us some space


('Cause you know we're 'bout to rip shit up)
Because we're known for tearing up the scene with our talent and energy


Gimme the microphone first, so I can bust like a bubble
I need to take control of the mic and deliver my explosive performance


Compton and Long Beach together, now you know you in trouble
Uniting two influential cities, we bring a powerful force that can't be reckoned with


Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby
This is more than just a song, it's a representation of our gangsta mindset


Two loc'ed out niggas, so we're crazy
We're two fearless individuals who live life on the edge


Death Row is the label that pays me
We're signed with Death Row Records, the label that financially supports us


Unfadeable, so please don't try to fade this (hell yeah)
Our impact is undeniable and cannot be diminished, and we want others to recognize that


But, uh, back to the lecture at hand
Now let's get back to the important message we're delivering


Perfection is perfected, so I'ma let 'em understand
We've perfected our craft, so now it's time for others to comprehend and appreciate it


From a young G's perspective
Sharing our experiences and views from the point of view of a young gangsta


And before me dig out a bitch, I have to find a contraceptive
Before engaging in intimate activities, I prioritize safety and protection


You never know, she could be earnin' her man
I consider the possibility that she may have ulterior motives and be using her partner


And learnin' her man, and at the same time burnin' her man
While in a relationship, she might deceive her partner and cause harm behind his back


Now you know I ain't with that shit, Lieutenant
I have zero tolerance for that kind of behavior, so don't even try it with me


Ain't no pussy good enough to get burnt while I'm up in it
No sexual encounter is worth the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection


(Yeah) And that's realer than Real-Deal Holyfield
This statement is more genuine and authentic than anything else you'll hear


And now you hookers and hoes know how I feel
I want all the prostitutes and promiscuous women to understand where I stand on this matter


Well, if it's good enough to get broke off a proper chunk
If the woman is deserving, she may receive financial compensation for her time


I'll take a small piece of some of that funky stuff
I'm willing to enjoy a small portion of her unique and enticing attributes


It's like this and like that and like this and uh
This is the way we present our music, with a consistent and captivating style


Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom
As Dr. Dre approaches the microphone, it's as if he's quietly appearing out of nowhere


Well, I'm peepin' and I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'
I'm observing my surroundings, moving slowly, and acting stealthily


But I damn near got capped 'cause my beeper kept beepin'
I almost got shot because my pager was continuously alerting me


Now it's time for me to make my impression felt
I need to assert my presence and show others what I'm capable of


So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating experience by taking a seat and securing your safety


You never been on a ride like this before
What we're about to deliver is a completely new and thrilling experience


With a producer who can rap and control the maestro
Dr. Dre possesses the rare ability to both rap and orchestrate the music


At the same time with the dope rhyme that I kick
While producing the beats, I also deliver incredible, impressive lyrics


You know and I know, I flow some ol' funky shit
My style is unique and I deliver some of the most infectious and fresh music


To add to my collection, the selection
I'm constantly adding exceptional tracks to my repertoire


Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don't choke
This music represents excellence, so enjoy it like you would a hit from a joint, but don't overdo it


If you do, you'll have no clue
If you consume too much, you won't fully understand or appreciate the greatness


Of what me and my homie Snoop Dogg came to do
Our purpose is to bring something incredible and memorable to the table


Well, I'm peepin' and I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'
I continue to observe my surroundings, being discreet and cautious


But I damn near got capped 'cause my beeper kept beepin'
My pager nearly got me shot because it wouldn't stop alerting


Now it's time for me to make my impression felt
Now I need to assert myself and make a lasting impact


So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt
Get ready for an exciting ride, just sit tight and secure yourself


You never been on a ride like this before
This experience is totally unique and unlike anything you've encountered


With a producer who can rap and control the maestro
Dr. Dre has the power to both create incredible beats and rap skillfully


At the same time with the dope rhyme that I kick
While handling the production, I also deliver amazing and impressive lyrics


You know and I know, I flow some ol' funky shit
My style is offbeat and unconventional, but it's undeniably cool and addictive


To add to my collection, the selection
I'm constantly adding exceptional tracks to my repertoire


Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don't choke
This music represents excellence and is like a hit from a joint, so enjoy it, but don't overindulge


If you do, you'll have no clue
If you consume too much, you won't fully understand or appreciate its awesomeness


Of what me and my homie Snoop Dogg came to do
We came here to deliver something amazing and unforgettable together


You've got the feelin'
You've tapped into the vibe we're creating


Rock the other side
Enjoy and embrace the extraordinary elements of our music


You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You've truly connected with the emotions and energy we're transmitting


Rock the other side
Fully immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere we've created


You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You're in tune with the sensations and emotions our music evokes


Rock the other side
Fully embrace and enjoy the unconventional and extraordinary aspects of our sound


You've got the feelin' (yeah, yeah)
You're completely absorbed in the vibe we've established




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Calvin C. Broadus, William Thomas Polk, Leon Haywood

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@FaithandPurpose828

top ten according to me:
1. Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
2. It Takes Two - Rob Base
3. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
4. Lose Yourself - Eminem
5. Jump Around - House of Pain
6. Nothin but a G Thang - Dre and Snoop
7. Children's Story - Slick Rick
8. We Got our own Thang - Heavy D
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This wasn't just a song. It was a vibe. It was an era.

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G Funk era

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But the vibe will never die

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