true to the game lyrics – ice cube

ay, yeah you, motherf*cker
you know who i’m talking to
yeah, you that motherf*cker that betrayed your homeboys and you ain’t
yeah, you about to get your motherf*cking ghetto p*ss revoked,
punk-*ss mark, b*tch-made
punk-*ss trick in a basket
you got caught up in the mix…

it’s the n*gg* ya love to hate with a new song
so what really goes on
nothing but a come-up, but ain’t that a b*tch
they hate to see a young n*gg* rich
but i refuse to switch even though
cause i can’t move to the snow
cause soon as y’all get some dough
ya wanna put a white b*tch on your elbow
moving out your neighborhood
but i walk through the ghetto and the flavor’s good
little kids jumping on me
but you, you wanna be white and corny
living way out
“n*gg*r go home” spray-painted on your house
trying to be white or a jew
but ask yourself, who are they to be equal to?
get the h*ll out
stop being an uncle tom, you little sell-out
house n*gg* sc*m
give something back to the place where you made it from
before you end up broke
f*ck around and get your ghetto p*ss revoked
i ain’t saying no names, you know who you are
you little punk, be true to the game

yeah, motherf*cker
yeah, you thought we forgot, huh?
yeah, get a little money and moves out the neighborhood and sh*t
but you still ain’t sh*t…

when you first start rhyming
it started off slow and then you start climbing
but it wasn’t fast enough i guess
so you gave your other style a test
you was hardcore hip-hop
now look at yourself, boy you done flip-flopped
giving our music away to the mainstream
don’t you know they ain’t down with the team
they just sent they boss over
put a bug in your ear and now you crossed over
on mtv but they don’t care
they’ll have a new n*gg* next year
you out in the cold
no more white fans and no more soul
and you might have a heart attack
when you find out the black folks don’t want you back
and you know what’s worse?
you was just like the n*gg* in the first verse
stop selling out your race
and wipe that stupid-*ss smile off your face
n*gg*s always gotta show they teeth
now i’m a be brief
be true to the game

yeah motherf*cker
i see you got your fancy cars and sh*t
but you know what?
you still ain’t sh*t
that’s right, i caught you slipping
you know i could’ve gat you
yeah, but i didn’t even trip…

a message to the oreo cookie
find a mirror and take a look, g
do you like what you see?
but you’re quick to point the finger at me
you wanna be the big fish, you little guppy
black man can’t be no yuppie
you put on your suit and tie and your big clothes
you don’t *ssociate with the negroes
you wanna be just like jack
but jack is calling you a n*gg* behind your back
so back off genius
i don’t need you to correct my broken english
you know that’s right
you ain’t white
so stop holding your *ss tight
cause you can’t p*ss
so why you keep trying to p*ss?
with your black *ss
mister big
but in reality, you’re shorter than a midge
you only got yourself to blame
get a grip, oreo and be true to the game

and ice cube practices what he preaches
he continues to live in south central los angeles
and he puts his money into projects that improve the neighborhood…

be true to the game!

/ ice cube lyrics