​The D.O.C.
Niggaz 4 Life
[Opening dialogue]
Why you brothers insist on usin' the word n***a?
Don't you know that's bringin' down the black race?
N***a n***a n***a that's all I hear you motherf**kers talk about is n***a
You can do what you want, just keep it out of my neighborhood
Personally I think the lyrics are a bit too harsh
I ain't no n***a, f**k that sh*t
Does everything come out your mouth got to be a 4-letter word?
All over this bullsh*t, it's just a bunch of f**kin' noise
The way you talk about women is bullsh*t, plain bullsh*t
What you motherf**kers doin' for the black community anyway?
Motherf**ker I got kids, I don't want 'em listenin' to that bullsh*t
{*hospital monitor starts beeping*}
F**k the n***as!
Motherf**kers need to stop
How can you call yourself a n***a and be proud of it?
{*monitor stops beeping - R.I.P.*}
[Orderly] Flatline
[Dr. Dre] Bullsh*t!

[Verse 1: MC Ren]
Why do I call myself a n***a you ask me?
Well it's because motherf**kers wanna blast me
And run me outta my neighborhood
And label me as a dope dealer yo, and say that I'm no good
But I gave out jobs so n***as wouldn't have to go out
Gave em some dope and a corner so they could show out
When the cops came, they gave a fake name
Because the life in the streets is just a head game
So therefore, to make more
A 15-year-old black kid'll go and rob a liquor store
And get shot in the process
He ate up a nine bullet and now he's put to rest

[Verse 2: Dr. Dre]
Why do I call myself a n***a you ask me?
I guess it's just the way sh*t has to be
Back when I was young gettin' a job was murder
F**k flippin' burgers, cause I deserve a
Nine-to-five I can be proud of, that I can speak loud of
And to help a n***a get out of
Yo! The concrete playground
But most motherf**kers only want you to stay down
But I'm a smart motherf**ker you see
One of the best producers in the rap music industry
Gettin' paid like a motherf**ker
A young brother, who don't give a f**k about another
Yeah
[Verse 3: MC Ren]
Why do I call myself a n***a you ask me?
Because police always wanna hara** me
Every time that I'm rollin
They swear up and down that the car was stolen
Make me get face down in the street
And throw the sh*t out my car on the concrete
In front of a residence
A million white motherf**kers on my back like I shot the President

[Verse 4: Dr. Dre]
Why do I call myself a n***a you ask me?
Because my mouth is so motherf**kin' nasty
B*t*h this, b*t*h that, n***a this, n***a that
In the mean while my pockets are gettin' fat
Gettin' paid to say this sh*t here
Makin' more in a week than a doctor makes in a year
So why not call myself a n***a?
It's better than pullin' the trigger and goin' up the river
And then I get called a n***a anyway
Broke as a motherf**ker and locked away, so
So cut out all that bullsh*t
Yo! I guess I'll be a n***a for life

[Interlude: Eazy-E]
N***as, crackers, jews!
If there's hell below, we're all gonna go!
[Verse 5: Eazy-E]
N***a n***a n***a n***a n***a n***a, please
I'm treated like a f**kin' disease
You say - why do I call myself a n***a so quick?
Cause I can reach in my drawers and pull out a bigger d**k, yo
N***a say n***a we cool but
Cracker say n***a, n***a knocked the f**k up
But I gotta be a fast n***a, to never be the last n***a
Or I'll have to beat yo' a**, n***a
In the city you see action first
Then hear about it later in a verse I curse
Because I'm real with this to keep my sh*t straight bumpin
Murder, created by the streets of Compton
Now get it from the underground poet
I live it, I see it, and I write it because I know it
And if you think I'm f**kin' your wife
You're motherf**kin' right yo, cause I'm a n***a for life

[Bridge]
I love n***as, I love n***as, I love n***as
Because n***as are me
And I should only love that which is me
I love that you n***as ("n***as for life")

[Verse 6: Dr. Dre]
N***a this, n***a that
The actual fact is that I'm black and bound to attract
The attention of another, I mean the other
But I'm a motherf**ker that'll have 'em runnin' for cover
You see, I don't give a f**k about nothin'
Except gettin' paid, gettin' b*t*hes, and issuin' st**ches
Which is, all needed to read it and find a rhyme
And then it's time to say, the n***a's here to stay
But what about the fake n***as, the house n***as
To get paid quick they gotta suck a fat d**k
But N.W.A. is outta your motherf**kin' range
We ain't gonna change a motherf**kin' thang!

[Verse 7: MC Ren]
I call myself a n***a cause my skin won't lighten
I call myself a n***a cause the sh*t that I'm writin
Hypes me, hypes other motherf**kers around me
And that's the reason why they wanna surround me
And ask me - why do I call myself a negro?
Ain't none of their f**kin' business cause I'll let the trigger go
So get out my presence and get out of my sight
Cause MC Ren is a n***a for life

[Final dialogue]
You're a n***a 'til you die
If you're a po' n***a, you're a po' n***a
If you're a rich n***a, you're a rich n***a
But you never stop bein' a n***a
And if you get to be educated you just an educated n***a
("I can dig it!")

[Outro: N.W.A.]
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause imma be a n***a for life
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause imma be a n***a for life
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause imma be a n***a for life
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause imma be a n***a for life
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause imma be a n***a for life
It's plain to see, you can't change me
Cause Imma be a n***a for life

{*static noise*}

[Eazy-E (singing a jingle)]
I'm a n***a, he's a n***a, she's a n***a, we some n***as
Wouldn't you like to be a n***a too?