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YG ft Kendrick Lamar
Really Be (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 5:11
bpm: 73
key: 2m

March 18, 2014

Compton rappers, YG and Kendrick Lamar, collaborate on YG’s new release “Really Be (Smokin’ and Drinkin’).” The track was produced by Ty Dolla $ign. The song starts with light bass behind YG's lyrics as he details his harsh life and circumstances. He can’t keep women and wakes up alone. He’s losing friends to murder and has to pack his gun when he goes out. His parents are broke, and if he’s unsuccessful at rap, his family won’t eat. He says, “They wonder why I do drugs and hang with thugs.” How else can he cope? He answers, “That’s why I really be smokin’ and I really be drinkin / I be goin’ through some things, you don’t know what I’ve been thinkin’.” If he has success, he’s hated instead of loved. Living in dangerous Compton and being on the system has Kendrik so stressed that he goes from sober to chemical dependence so he can cope.

YG ft Kendrick Lamar
Really Be (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 5:11
bpm: 73
key: 2m

March 18, 2014

Compton rappers, YG and Kendrick Lamar, collaborate on YG’s new release “Really Be (Smokin’ and Drinkin’).” The track was produced by Ty Dolla $ign. The song starts with light bass behind YG's lyrics as he details his harsh life and circumstances. He can’t keep women and wakes up alone. He’s losing friends to murder and has to pack his gun when he goes out. His parents are broke, and if he’s unsuccessful at rap, his family won’t eat. He says, “They wonder why I do drugs and hang with thugs.” How else can he cope? He answers, “That’s why I really be smokin’ and I really be drinkin / I be goin’ through some things, you don’t know what I’ve been thinkin’.” If he has success, he’s hated instead of loved. Living in dangerous Compton and being on the system has Kendrik so stressed that he goes from sober to chemical dependence so he can cope.