from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) – M.A.A.d City Lyrics on Rap Genius


Q’s signature, he tends to scream it in many of his songs, like “Unnecessary” by Childish Gambino. It’s also a gang reference to Q’s days as a Hoover Crip. This is his imitation of the loud blast of a gunshot. Kendrick has Q perform the ad-lib to describe the multitude of gun violence that occurs in his neighborhood.

In practice, something like this:


Kendrick himself prefers the ad-lib “DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO” to imitate gunshots; as songs like The Art of Peer Pressure and The Jig Is Up (Dump'n) prove.

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