Talib Kweli - Every Ghetto Lyrics

Yeah man
So I start looking out the window
I see gun store, gun store, liquor store, gun store
Where the fuck are you taking me?

We bout to twist it up
We bout to lift it up
We never givin' up
The startin' salary, it's hard reality
Find solidarity
We got our leaders too but where they lead us ?
Do they leave us or they see it through?
Yeah we packin' precious metals
Our shit is next level
We raise the threat level

Every ghetto, every city, like Ms. Hill
They way too used to the missed meals
Hard to concentrate, hard to sit still
Murder rate permanent place in the top 10
We live here, these hipsters drop in
You hear them barrels cockin'
They say consciousness mean a nigga ain't rugged
Until they get beat within an inch of it
Self made niggas don't get discovered
They actin' like you owe 'em somethin'
Homie I don't owe you nothin'
Fuck your beef
It's way too early in the mornin' for the hate
You ain't brushed your teeth yet nigga
And your toast ain't buttered
A perfect storm and the coast is flooded
Most discovered that my flow got 'em
You posers sound like [?] stuttered
Man I'm goin' too fast, let me slow it down

I'm good walkin' in every ghetto around the world
The hood often embrace ya when you profound with words
I say the shit they relate to, I keep it down to Earth
Other rappers sound like they hate you, them niggas sound absurd
So when they walk through the ghetto they get their chain snatched
They gotta talk to the ghetto to get their chain back
It's like an open air prison and it remain packed
Nothin' but straight facts

Indie 5, for the people by the people
Ya-ya, giddy up, who got the juice now?
Snatch it out your kiddies cups
The shit you gave us watered down
This one's for Basquiat
They be brushin' with death, uh
Is this The Art Of War for cops?
We double-dutchin' duckin' shots
Every home ain't got a Pops
Every man ain't sellin' rocks
A different will to win here
Different from switchin' cars
They pray that we switch our bars
To a fiend from a metaphor
Worldstar, Worldstar
Lotta love and this life hard
Keep us prayin' like "oh God"
Illegally thievery think us peelin' off easily
Frustrated we hate it
That's why we scream out "nigga we made it"
It's an odd future they ain't know we was all some creators
Somethin' from nothin' was told Kings walk and man you frontin'
For the people and by the people but them over money
I'm on my Viola Davis here, workin' for justice
How you get away with murder? Be a cop and just kill us
How we supposed to not catch feelings?
Innocent lives, boy we got kids in these buildings
I'm on my Viola Davis, it's what you call a defense
For all the drama they gave us I'm spittin' Shonda Rhimes wit
Too high for you like ganja, that’s what Shonda rhyme with
I holla back in the Hamptons, you still black if you rich
Spread love ain't just the Brooklyn way, it's universal
360 and the nine lives, whoa, what a circle

We bout to live it up
We bout to give it up
We bout to twist it up
The startin' salary, it's hard reality
Find solidarity
We got our leaders too but do they leave us?
Or they lead us and they see it through?

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Talib Kweli Every Ghetto Comments
  1. Nick T

    Chapelle 4 president 🇺🇸

  2. Zane Snyder

    Thank you Dave Chapelle and Talib.

  3. Mayur Patil

    there he was , Mr Juice

  4. Jonny Botsch

    Talib is dope, song is wicked, video edited like shit. If u got attention deficit then maybe dont edit lol

  5. Dhruv Thakur

    Hey , fan of dave here

  6. Jul Muhammad

    Lady JeHDai 😎

  7. Jul Muhammad

    The Specialist 😎

  8. Vince Gilday

    What's the gospel sample from?

  9. fabian clark

    Dave Chappelle✊🏾💯

  10. Matt Gonzalez

    The beat bad af

  11. Devance Da'Boss


  12. Thabiso Ndabambi

    the real thing! rap generation...not thatha thathaaaa generation!

  13. Leo Walzim

    From ghettos around the world

  14. hotties3v3n

    Dave 😍

  15. Rami Shahrouri

    Dave Chappelle 👍

  16. Complete Quality Review

    Literally my two favorite artist Talib and Raosody! Dave Chappelle's opening/closing brung me here.

  17. Marvin Dyers

    Just Hip Hop fan and I always look out for Talib and the Jamla crew. Only watched the Chapelle special much later.

  18. TwinTails

    Dave Chappelle got me all addicted to this song <3

  19. 562rodlbc

    So many names saying “i’m here from Dave Chappelle🤨”

    I’m just here for good music .....

    Long Beach to Brooklyn Stand Up👊🏾🤛🏿👍🏿👋🏿☝🏿

  20. • RAW ĐæŢæ

    Terribly mixed

  21. Michael Mills

    Yo that must be her momma. She favors her

  22. Michael Mills

    DAVE Chapelle put me up on this like if you do too

  23. Michael Mills

    What fuckin 112 ppl don’t like this dope ass shit? It ain’t no white ppl ! We love this song???
    R E V O L U T I O N! ! ! Ha! Ha! Ha! In every ghetto, even JEWISH ONES!! Especially HERE! We love this hit!

  24. HoodiesMusic

    Well she coulda been better

  25. GPtwo

    I would have bet money Kanye produced this. Props to Hi Tek.

  26. Michael Mills

    It took me till today to know Twain is a NAD MOTHER FUCKER! I only heard this joint at the end of another DAVE Chapelle joint! You better thank that man for putting you up on more white fans that will definitely BUY your record! We have credit cards & we never pirate music 🎶 becaise we want great artists to get their money! When the last time you all seen a white dude selling boot legs at the gas station. We all seen how Tupac walked up on those brothers saying “ this is MY SHIT MOTHER FUCKER! You owe me money 💰 (lol true shit no jokes!) and then he said “ if this shit is up next time I come thru IM TEARING UP YOUR WHOLE SHIT”! Btw RIP TUPAC! I would like to say that he got me started listening to rap is a white kid, but really it was grandmaster flash and Milly Mel and Juke bootie. I know I’m old! Lol P! “ IN EVERY GHETTO”......

  27. Better Things

    "how you get away with murder? be a cop and kill us."

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  29. BullyBully

    I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN, so why does this Chappelle song make me wanna groove so bad? # TRIBALMUSIC

  30. Zain Raad761

    What is wrong with views it's too low for an amazing music

  31. Ray Moore

    She killed it!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  32. Eddie F Wall, Jr

    Rapsody bought me here

  33. Rap Leonard 77

    Ive known Talib and Sody but Chappelle still brought me here

  34. Jenn

    Dave chapelle always making me google shit... live this music tho

  35. Delon Thomas

    9th wonder she is so ghetto

  36. Delon Thomas

    Every ghetto must unite to survive

  37. The homeless Runner

    This song is my soundtrack

  38. SeeMypick

    Still 🔥

  39. Eduardo Rios

    Thanks Dave :D



  41. mohammed jama

    Dave Chappelle the boss man shout out for him and shout out to the rappers for this masterpiece

  42. Gary


  43. Don Kirk

    breakfast club Charlemagne told me listen to rapsody

  44. tony b

    Man, I gotta get this crying under control. Fucking beautiful song. Fucking 4 beautiful artists. I'm so overwhelmed with beauty and love right now.

  45. Lean Tee

    Dave Chapelle brought me here!👊🏻

  46. James Brooking

    So did Hi-Tek or 9th make the beat

  47. Double R03

    Just commenting to change the number from 666 🤷🏾‍♀️🙅🏾‍♀️🙅🏾‍♀️

  48. truestdude

    2019 thx Chappelle 😎 #everyghetto

  49. Dakkari Ammon

    R Tis T.

  50. Tyler Kim

    If I had a dollar for every jump cut

  51. Roberto Nice

    Talib, get back with Jean Grea dude!

  52. abebe Besso

    Such an underated dopeness

  53. jay muhammad

    Me too Thanks Dave

  54. swankswag

    For those that want to know, I think the dog’s breed in the video is a Dogue de Bordeaux or French Mastiff. Stay up y’all 😊

  55. Yasemin Merwede

    Dave Chappelle

  56. Joey Hamranhome

    Chappelle 😉 So what's really HOOD Bitch??

  57. a9DEUCE

    her hat vicious

  58. Blue

    Just finished David Chapelle standup

  59. Kevin Lawrence

    Coz of Dave Chappelle

  60. wilwat9

    Great flow!!🔥

  61. Matt Gonzalez

    Been trying to figure out who this was since that badazz beat a the beginning of Dave's Netflix special

  62. Sweaty Murphy

    The lady in the beginning is hip hop spiritual

  63. Skoveche2k

    i actually heard it before age of spin and got my eyes teary when i heard it on the end of the show

  64. DIM MAK

    Hi Tek has always been talent on the production tip. . . .💪

  65. God's Armor

    Rapsody can spit, I like her on Kebdricks track too.

  66. Sonja Coleman

    Infinity2084 stain emm

  67. telepathy90

    Every man ain’t selling rocks 🙌🏻

  68. Kimberly Nichols

    Chappelle. The man is quietly, enigmatically and purely genius. Sheer genius.


    Rapsody...pure BEUTIFUL fire...

  70. Kasting Khid

    thank you dave Chappelle

  71. Practical Fitness

    369 added 9 lives whoooo what a circle

  72. Practical Fitness

    The Black woman is God. Period ⚡ #rhapsody

  73. Practical Fitness

    When the pigeon flew backwards tho

  74. Practical Fitness

    We got our leaders too.. But where they lead us too? 😕😕😕😕🤔🤔🤔

  75. yuthefL erlim


  76. Green Hunter


  77. Rico J

    Talib is in my Top 5 All time Best Lyricist! And she so Damn Sassy!!!

  78. _Jadori _

    This further proves how much of a giant Dave Chappelle is!! Never heard of this til dave!!!

  79. John ETA

    So this is your replacement for RES. Whatever Tali

  80. N T

    REVOLUTION is inside yourself, go 360!!!!!!!

  81. Landi 88

    Chappelle too

  82. who's a goodboi

    Chappellle!!!!!! futhermock!!!

  83. Bloop

    I feel the point they are getting across but the feeling of the song as a whole im really not to geeked about it.

  84. BIG C Bartee

    That intro with the old lady tho

  85. Hard Worker


  86. truestdude

    9th Wonder

  87. PerversePoster

    Talib was amazing, coulda done without her though.

  88. SeeMypick

    That Raplove

  89. dmexikan16

    Chappelle? How did he bring you here


    His netflix special

  90. For Your Safety

    This editing is giving me aids... fucking great song tho

  91. Mr 2NiceWitIt

    Lol Talib straight up talking about 6ix9ine getting robbed 🙈 I’m weak!!!

  92. Child Pleeze

    Got me doing v ups again..

  93. jakethesnake2024

    This us vs them shit is getting so old. Yes racism is a thing. Quit perpetuating it for monetary purposes. I love hip hop but damn this whole “f the police” mentality is so tired. Show me an example of modern systemic racism. People always looking for a boogie man so they can be legitimate. You make your own choices. If you decide to set yourself opposed to someone else don’t be surprised when they treat you differently not because they’re racist but because you asked for it.

  94. K R

    Chappelle TRUMPS Kevin... Yeah, I said it.

  95. eddie jamie

    Rapsody is a beast