I fuck around, do the right thing like Spike now

from The Roots (Ft. Dice Raw & Phonte) – Now or Never Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If you’ve listened to a lot of rap music, you may have come across similar lines before. “Do The Right Thing” is an iconic film directed by Spike Lee about racism and urban life

In the climax of the movie, Spike’s character throws a garbage can through his employers window, inciting a riot that ends in the destruction of the business and ultimately sheds light on a racially motivated police beating. There’s a debate about whether this was “the right thing” to do or not, but I digress…

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