Wake your punk ass up! It ain't nothing but a Compton thang, G-yeah. Real simple and plain, I'mma teach you some lessons about the street. It ain't nothing but a Compton thang, G-yeah. How we do

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

Meaning

MC Eiht, OG and legend in Compton on his own right and as a part of Compton’s Most Wanted appears in this song as the perfect example of someone who’s caught up in gang violence and drugs, the very thing Kendrick didn’t fall victim to despite it being all around him. The first line is a reference to his classic song “Streiht Up Menace” from the Menace II Society soundtrack as well as the opening line in the Compton’s Most Wanted song “Growin Up in the Hood”.

The closing line, “How We Do” is also a reference to The song made by fellow Compton Rapper, The Game.

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