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I'm From The Ghetto Lyrics

from We the Best

"I'm From The Ghetto" is track #4 on the album We the Best. It was written by Phillips, Jason T. / Khaled, Khaled / Valenzano, Marcello / Lyon, Andre / Young, Maurice / Taylor, Jayceon / Montilla, Edward John.
"I'm From The Ghetto" is track #4 on the album We the Best. It was written by Phillips, Jason T. / Khaled, Khaled / Valenzano, Marcello / Lyon, Andre / Young, Maurice / Taylor, Jayceon / Montilla, Edward John.

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We the best, I represent the hood
I represent the ghetto
I represent the people
I represent you, listen

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my *** in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'
(I'm from the ghetto)

Yeah, that's what got me here
The chucks, the khaki suits, all the swap meet years
The six dollar socks, the five dollar ***
Uncle Greg rest in peace, he taught me how to chop

That's why I love the hood and everything we got
From the ice cream trucks to the forty ounce tops
All white Air Force Ones to fake Jacob watch
A few reasons I drive the Bentley hard top

Use it in my songs 'cause I live it on the block
Tattoo it on my face, let the whole world watch
I'm that type of *** y'all made my city bigger, dawg
Turn the TV off, got tired of watchin' Jigga boss

So we told our mom's, we was lookin' for jobs
We was really in the record store lookin' for Nas
Project of the ghetto, ghetto and the project
From Compton to being Dre's number one prospect so

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my *** in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'
(I'm from the ghetto)

Ain't no help there, just food stamps
Weight checks and welfare
Every man gone for self there
You still might need to borrow
Your medicate card for Health Care

Yeah, if you never got knocked then you made it
Everybody know each other if not they related
You can get shot or get bladed
There's dudes that got jobs now that had blocks in the eighties

Six months, five years for you just to cop out
Ninth, tenth grade is usually when *** drop out
Fights break out when you wired and start joking
A lot of OG's retired and started smokin'

House party games of spade sweet Kool-Aid
Loud music all night till the boys in blue raid
So therefore, I could never be too paid
And I know where I'm going and where I'm from will get you laid

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my *** in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'
(I'm from the ghetto)

Tell me this, how come, black folks get a little dough
And forget where they come from?
Man, we used to have good times
But since you moved on up, yes, you ain't cool with us

We still support you know, we don't see you much
You ain't the first fool, it's cool with us?
But while you living out your idol dreams
Remember how far you came and help you keep them thangs

Now it's cool that your address changed
But I'm tryna holla at my dog but the number ain't the same
I guess new homies came with his fame
But see, true homies will stay the same

Through all the up's and down's in your career
A couple wives, few kids scattered here and there
And when you dead or broke without a deal
All the groupies cleared, the ghetto still be here

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my *** in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'
(I'm from the ghetto)

DJ Kali, that *** Game
Trick Daddy, Jadakiss
We the best

We represent the ghetto
The projects, Kool and Dre on the tracks
We the best

Songwriters
Phillips, Jason T. / Khaled, Khaled / Valenzano, Marcello / Lyon, Andre / Young, Maurice / Taylor, Jayceon / Montilla, Edward John

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