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Money in The Ghetto Lyrics

from Get In Where You Fit In

"Money in The Ghetto" is track #7 on the album Get In Where You Fit In. It was written by Westfield, Allen/smith, Claydes/bell, Robert E./brown, George Melvin/mickens, Robert Spike/thomas, Dennis Ronald/bell, Ronald/shaw, Todd Anthony.
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"Money in The Ghetto" is track #7 on the album Get In Where You Fit In. It was written by Westfield, Allen/smith, Claydes/bell, Robert E./brown, George Melvin/mickens, Robert Spike/thomas, Dennis Ronald/bell, Ronald/shaw, Todd Anthony.
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In the ghetto, you think life is hard
Food stamps and to' up cars
Wall to wall dirty orange carpet
Sittin in a bucket, hopin you can start it
And ride around to the liquor store
Can't get a job get drunk some more
You betta stop trippin on dem stereotypes
Cause in the ghetto there's a good life
We ain't starvin like Marvin, won't see no roach
When ya chill wit the rich folks in the hood
You're sittin on leather watchin big screens
Bought by the dope fiends
Smokin, and what about the brother wit the good jobs
Savin money, and workin hard
Bought a house for his wife and kids
Ya only got one life to live
Another brother got some cocaine
You know his face, but don't know his name
You know he got the sack mayn
And he's sittin on a fat bank
Seven cars at his house in the driveway
Benz so clean don't roll it just fly away
'Cause folks got money in the ghetto yeah you know

Hey hey hey whatcha got to say (There's money in the ghetto)
Hollywood! Havin money in the ghetto

Money in the ghetto ain't nothin new
It's been like that, way before you
Was even born, get up from the down stroke
Chocolate City for the black folks
Say it loud in ya hot pants
Man child in the promised land
I take you back to Iceberg Slim
And all the players that came before him
If you a everyday hustler, get your money
Cause what they do to black man ain't funny
All the time tryin to put us the pen
You get paroled and then they send you again
All the homies in the hood gettin paid
You might have left but the money stayed
In the ghetto, it ain't all about drugs
Gettin paid doin all kinds of stuff
Only rule on the streets is don't get caught
Unless your hustle ain't breakin the law
And even though rich folks got it good
We sittin on 'em fat in the hood
I'm ridin on some gold ones
Smokin dank and it's potent
Ask them fools, cause they know
There's money in the ghetto

Hey hey hey whatcha got to say (There's money in the ghetto)
Hollywood! Havin money in the ghetto

I got money baby, just tell me the price
'Cause Short Dog ain't nuttin nice
I always hit the town wit my boy Ben Franklin
Spend fo', get an ounce of dank then
Rich nigga get high relaxin
If I bust a Ben Frank' get some Andrew Jacksons
Five twenties for a hundred dollar bill
You know the math, let's make a deal
On the one dollar bill if you look on the front
You find the face of George Washington
Make money baby, that's all I do
That's how I know Thomas Jefferson is on the two
Abraham Lincoln got shot and died
Freed the slaves so they put him on the five
And Hamilton, my old time friend
They put his face on the front of the ten
These are the dead, presidents
From the hood and they represent
The American dream for the average minority
Make your money get some weed and a forty
I'm on the Eastside livin like a king
Kick back watchin fifty inch screens
Bounce to the Westside, hit the studio
And spend my money in the ghetto

Hey hey hey whatcha got to say (They got money in the ghetto)
Hollywood! Havin money in the ghetto

Nowadays if you can't say a rap, or play sports
You might just come up short
And they always say the same things
Don't be a gangster or a dopefiend
Get your high school diploma, go to college
Get a degree and start makin dollars
Only one thing wrong, and it's a trip
Inner city schools don't teach us shit
Got us stuck on stupid, straight S.O.S
Can't get nothin, but they payin the rest of them fools
All around the world in the other countries
They should be spendin that money right here
In the state of California
You graduate and can't spell diploma
Dip to the hood and get rich
Slangin rocks to a smoked out bitch
No school'll come close to that
A few transaction make my pockets fat
I make a lot of money and it ain't no lie
I'll probably ball til the day I die
And if I didn't, so what?
I bet you I'd still come up
'Cause there's a whole lot of money in the ghetto yeah you know

Hey hey hey whatcha got to say (They got money in the ghetto)
Hollywood! Havin money in the ghetto

Songwriters
WESTFIELD, ALLEN/SMITH, CLAYDES/BELL, ROBERT E./BROWN, GEORGE MELVIN/MICKENS, ROBERT SPIKE/THOMAS, DENNIS RONALD/BELL, RONALD/SHAW, TODD ANTHONY

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