Rapklassieker du jour: Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It

 

Niet eens Ice Cube’s beste rap, maar de video is fantastisch. Tegenwoordig wordt de islam overal verantwoordelijk voor gesteld, maar in 2008 was gangsta rap dé grote zondebok, in elk geval in de VS. De video begint met een scene op een school in 2020, waar een als SS’er geklede leraar gangsta rap de schuld geeft van alles wat er fout is in de VS. Op de vraag van één van de leerlingen of Compton (beruchte, gewelddadige wijk in LA) ook vóór gangsta rap al niet enige problemen kende, schreeuwt de woedende leraar: “Wrong! Compton was a nature preserve for bunny rabbits!”.

De rest van de video is een ironisch commentaar op de neiging gangsta rap verantwoordelijk te stellen voor al het geweld in de wereld. De video wordt gelardeerd met beelden van Abu Ghraib, het bloedbad op Columbine High School, de rellen in Los Angeles van 1992 en Timothy McVeigh.

Blame me

You niggas know my pyroclastic flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow it’s R-A-W, R-A-W

You looking at the grand wizard, war lord vocal chord so vicious
And I don’t have to show riches to pull up pull off with some bad bitches
And it ain’t about chivalry
It’s about dope lyrics and delivery
It’s about my persona ain’t nothing like a man that can do what he wanna
Ain’t nothing like man on that you knew on the corner
See ‘em come up and fuck up the owner
See ‘em throw up Westside California
Nigga I’m hot as Phoenix Arizona
I’m Utah I got multiple bitches
It’s a new law keep a hold of yo riches
Dumb nigga don’t spend it as soon as you get it
And recognize I’m a captain and you a lieutenant

I can say what I want to say ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nigga ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
I can act like an animal ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I eat you like a cannibal ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

I’m raw as a dirty needle
Choke an eagle
Just to feed all my people
Lyrically I’m so lethal
Plant thoughts in they mind just to defeat you
Ice Cube is a saga y’all spit saliva
And I spit lava
I got the fearless flow
Don’t get near this ho
If you sacred to go
I keep it gangsta and why should change that
Fuck you old motherfuckers tryin to change rap
But aren’t you the same cat that sat back when they brought cocaine back
I’m tryin to get me a Maybach
How you motherfuckers gonna tell me don’t say that
You the ones that we learned it from
I heard nigga back in 1971

So if I act like a pimp ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nappy headed ho ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I shoot up your college ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I rob you of knowledge ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

Thank God when I bless the mic
You finally get to hear the shit that you like
A nigga talkin bout real life so you can try to get this shit right
Use your brain not your back use your brain not a gat
It’s a party not a jack (for real)
Don’t be scared of them people
Walk up in there and show them that you equal (fuck them fuck them)
Don’t be material a nigga grew up on milk and cereal
I never forgot Van Ness and imperial
Look at my life Ice Cube is a miracle
It could be you if you was this lyrical
It could be her if she was this spiritual
‘Cause me and Allah go back like cronies
I don’t got to be fake cause he is my homie

If I sell a litle crack ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I die in Iraq, ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I take you for granted ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I fuck up the planet ain’t nothin to it gangsta rap made me do it

You niggas know my pyroclastic flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow flow
You niggas know my pyroclastic flow it’s R-A-W, R-A-W

Oh yeah and another thing
For all ya niggas that don’t do gangsta rap
Don’t get on TV talkin about gangsta rap
Cause 9 times at a 10 you don’t know the fuck you talk about
Talk about that bullshit rap you do
Stay the fuck out of mines