Cause every time you let the animal out cages
It's dangerous to people who look like strangers
When an animal is caged and they see someone or some other animal not familiar they instantly become protective of what is theirs and are aggressive towards the stranger.
People from the hood don’t like others because they were most likely brought in an environment were the people were despised if they didn’t live in the hood.
This continues off the moving theme from the 2nd verse. Dre’s saying that, since people trapped in the hood are akin to animals trapped in cages, the people who “look” like strangers (physically/stylistically different i.e. wealthy white people) feel endangered when they see a hood-dweller out of his cage. Just imagine the neighborhood reaction when Dre, a notorious “NWA”, settled down at the top of the hill. It’s this cycle of fear and racism that keeps cops “anxious to put niggas in handcuffs.”
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