Wrong Idea
Snoop Dogg Lyrics


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Whats up nephew?
Sitting here chopping game, my nigga Bad Azz
Niggas get the misconception of us
cause we so cold at what we do
But I really wanna let niggas know what's happening though
You feel me?

[Chorus]
Now I don't want anybody
to get the wrong idea about me
I don't have nothing to hide
I want the world to see,
I'm a gangsta gangsta
Gangsta niggas do your dance
(C-Walk, C-Walk homey, yeah)
Gangsta bitches wave yo' hands

See me, I'm bout my money my paper I'm bout my dollars
Popping collars with this mac and this slack and these two revolvers
See we smoke and go hoeing cause the bitch ain't never shit to me
and pussy stay selling, so I never let it get to me
The shit to me is simple, it relies on credentials
We credible individuals, ahead of you we original
Better known as criminals, thugging off on the stereo
Killing 'em on the radio, some of them wanna hate me though
Fuck 'em cause they can't see me doe and here we go again
The jealousy took me over success, just keep you slower
While, you get nothing, we keep getting more
Pump pump the jam up, drop drop the top
Hit hit the switch and smash down the block
And oh yeah this Long Beach so you know when you see a nigga
And don't never get the wrong idea nigga
(Yeah, nigga what?) Holla at 'em

[Chorus]

I keep my khakis creased, hat tilted to the East
On a bitch I remain the beast, none the least
Police try to cuff me and stuff me in the back
of they patrol car, cause I'm a former parole star
With the cool name, this nigga here's a fool man
Go on and do yo' thing, gang-bang
in the hood and in Hollywood
Record company executives think it's all to the good
Get to showing me around they house, then he slide me in the back
and had the nerve to try to buy me out, check this out man
I'm down with P, and D-R-E
A real nigga from the motherfucking L.B.C.
I just look like this, I stay down for the twist
I'm real with this, deep as abyss
I gave you a pound, then I gave yo' wife a kiss
I had to dip cause y'all was full of that bullshit





[Chorus: x3]

Overall Meaning

In Snoop Dogg's song Wrong Idea, he starts by explaining how outsiders have a misconception about gangsta rappers like him, assuming they are cold and have something to hide. However, Snoop wants the world to know that he is not hiding anything, and he wants to be recognized as a gangsta with nothing to hide. For Snoop, being a gangsta is about being about his money, popping collars, and carrying two revolvers. He is not interested in the drama of relationships, and he does not let pussy get to him. He sees himself as a credible and original individual who is ahead of others, and he knows that his success will always attract jealousy. Snoop encourages his fans to pump up the jam, drop the top, hit the switch, and smash down the block while never getting the wrong idea about him.


In the second verse, Snoop continues to assert his gangsta image, keeping his khakis creased, hat tilted to the side, remaining a beast on a bitch, and asserting his realness. Police often try to cuff him, but he never lets that get to him, especially since he is a former parole star. He has a cool name and is one who likes to do his thing, gang-banging in the hood and Hollywood. Record company executives also like to show him around their houses, but he knows they only want to buy him out. Snoop is down with P and D-R-E and is a real nigga from the L.B.C.; he looks the way he does and stays down for the twist while maintaining his deepness as an abyss.


Overall, Wrong Idea shows how Snoop Dogg wants to assert his gangsta image to the world, revealing that he has nothing to hide, and hoping that people understand that he is more than just a cold rapper. Snoop's lyrics bring out the viciousness of the rap game and how he must maintain his cool while navigating it.


Line by Line Meaning

Whats up nephew?
Hey, what's up? How are you doing?


Sitting here chopping game, my nigga Bad Azz
I'm having a conversation with my friend Bad Azz.


Niggas get the misconception of us,
People have the wrong idea about us.


cause we so cold at what we do
Because we are really good at what we do.


But I really wanna let niggas know what's happening though
I want people to understand what is really going on.


Now I don't want anybody to get the wrong idea about me
I don't want people to misunderstand me.


I don't have nothing to hide
I have nothing to hide.


I want the world to see,
I want everyone to see what I'm about.


I'm a gangsta gangsta
I am tough and have street credibility.


Gangsta niggas do your dance
Gangsters should do their thing and express themselves.


(C-Walk, C-Walk homey, yeah)
A specific dance move for gangsters.


Gangsta bitches wave yo' hands
Women who are tough and have street credibility should raise their hands and join in.


See me, I'm bout my money my paper I'm bout my dollars
I am all about making money and being successful.


Popping collars with this mac and this slack and these two revolvers
I am looking and feeling sharp with my clothes, guns, and success.


See we smoke and go hoeing cause the bitch ain't never shit to me
We smoke and have casual sex because women mean nothing to us.


and pussy stay selling, so I never let it get to me
Women are everywhere and can always be bought, so I do not let them affect me.


The shit to me is simple, it relies on credentials
Being successful depends on my achievements.


We credible individuals, ahead of you we original
We are trustworthy and unique compared to others.


Better known as criminals, thugging off on the stereo
Our music and image is associated with criminal activity.


Killing 'em on the radio, some of them wanna hate me though
Our music is really popular, but some people still hate us.


Fuck 'em cause they can't see me doe and here we go again
I do not care about the haters, and continue to succeed.


The jealousy took me over success, just keep you slower
Some people are jealous of my success and it holds them back.


While, you get nothing, we keep getting more
While you do not succeed, we continue to gain wealth and success.


Pump pump the jam up, drop drop the top
Play loud music and lower the car's roof.


Hit hit the switch and smash down the block
Drive around showing off and making noise.


And oh yeah this Long Beach so you know when you see a nigga
We are from Long Beach and can easily be recognized.


And don't never get the wrong idea nigga
Do not misunderstand us.


(Yeah, nigga what?) Holla at 'em
Call me if you have any questions or problems.


I keep my khakis creased, hat tilted to the East
I always have my clothes looking sharp and my hat tilted in a certain style.


On a bitch I remain the beast, none the least
I am always tough and aggressive with women.


Police try to cuff me and stuff me in the back
Police try to arrest me and put me in the back of their car.


of they patrol car, cause I'm a former parole star
I was released from prison on parole and police still target me.


With the cool name, this nigga here's a fool man
I have a cool nickname, but some people still think I am foolish.


Go on and do yo' thing, gang-bang
Just do what you need to do, even if it involves gang activity.


in the hood and in Hollywood
Gang activity exists both in the rough neighborhoods and in Hollywood.


Record company executives think it's all to the good
Record labels believe that our success is good for business.


Get to showing me around they house, then he slide me in the back
They invite me to their homes and then try to cheat me or take advantage of me.


and had the nerve to try to buy me out, check this out man
And then had the audacity to try to pay me off.


I'm down with P, and D-R-E
I am affiliated with rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.


A real nigga from the motherfucking L.B.C.
I am an authentic person from Long Beach, California.


I just look like this, I stay down for the twist
My appearance may be intimidating, but I remain grounded and true to myself.


I'm real with this, deep as abyss
I am genuine and my identity has a lot of depth.


I gave you a pound, then I gave yo' wife a kiss
I greeted you with a fist bump and then flirted with your wife.


I had to dip cause y'all was full of that bullshit
I had to leave because you were being annoying and acting foolish.


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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LARRY ERNEST BLACKMON, CALVIN BROADUS, DAVID DREW, TOMI JENKINS, JAMARR ANTONIO STAMPS

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