Naughty By Nature – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Official Music Video)

Naughty By Nature – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Official Music Video)

Smooth it out
This is a story about the drifter
Who waited through the worst for the best in crosstown Who never planned on havin’ so dick
Why me, huh? Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright now (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright) Some get a little and some get none
Some catch a bad one and some leave the job half done I was one who never had and always mad
Never knew my dad, mother fuck the fag Where anyway I didn’t pick up, flipped the clip up
Too many stick-ups, ’cause niggas had the trigger hic-ups
I couldn’t get a job, nappy hair was not allowed My mother couldn’t afford us, she had to throw me out
I walked the strip, with this here clip, who wanna hit? I had to eat, this money’s good as spent
I’m doin’ braids, I wasn’t paid enough
I kept ’em long ’cause I couldn’t afford a haircut I got laughed at, I got chumped, I got dissed
I got upset, I got a tec and a banana clip
Was down to throw the led to any tellin’ crackhead I’m still livin’ broke, so a lot of good it would’ve did
Or done, if not for bad luck, I would have none
Why did I have to live a life of such a bad one Why when I was a kid and played I was a sad one
And always wanted to live like this or that one Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright now (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright) A ghetto bastard, born next to the projects
Livin’ in the slums with bums, I said now why treach Why do I have to be like this? momma said I’m priceless
So I am all worthless, starved, that’s just what being nice gets Sometimes I wish I could afford a pistol then, though
To stop the hell, I would’ve ended things a while ago I ain’t have jack but a black hat and knapsack
Four squad stolen in cars in a blackjack Drop that, and now you want me to rap and give?
Say somethin’ positive? well positive ain’t where I lived I lived right around a corner from west hell
Two blocks from south shit, it was in a jail cell The sun never shone on my side of the street, see
And only once or twice a week I would speak I walked alone, my state of mind was usually home
I couldn’t keep a girl, they wanted kids for cause of chrome Some life, if you ain’t wear gold your style was old
And you got more juice than dope for every bottle sold Hell no, I say there’s gotta be a better way
But hey, never gamble in that game that you can’t play I’m slowin’ and flowin’ and goin’ in on and knowin’ not now
How will I do it, how will I make it? I won’t, that’s how Why me, huh? Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright now (alright)
Everything’s gonna be alright (alright) My third year into adulthood, and still a knucklehead
I’m better off dead, huh, that’s what my neighbor said I don’t do jack but fightin’, lightin’ up the streets at night
Playin’ hide and seek with a machete seeking freddy’s wife Some say I’m rollin’ on, nothin’ but a dog now
I answer that with a tech, who wanna bow-wow? ’cause I done been through more shit within the last week
Than a fly flowin’ in doo-doo on the concrete I been a deadbeat, dead to the world and dead wrong
Since I was born that’s my life, oh you don’t know this song? So don’t say jack, and please don’t say you understand
All that man to man talk can just walk down If you ain’t live you couldn’t feel it, so kill it, skillet
And all that talk about it won’t help it out, now will it? And ill town fell like I stuck-up props, got shot
Don’t worry, I hit by a, flurry, and his punk-ass dropped But I’m the one who has been labeled as an outcast
In teacher’s schools, I’m the misfit child and outlast But that’s cool with the bull, smack ’em backwards
That’s what you get for fuckin’ with a ghetto bastard If you ain’t ever been to the ghetto
Don’t ever come to the ghetto ’cause you wouldn’t understand the ghetto
And stay the fuck out of the ghetto Why me?

100 thoughts on “Naughty By Nature – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Official Music Video)

  1. A deep but depressing look at ghetto life. Only a poet like Tupac or Treach could pull this off without glorifying hood life

  2. First 5 O is white but the one handcuffing is black. Did anyone notice that? This is a timeless classic. Simply a masterpiece

  3. Lol I remember living in those same & similar projects & telling my mother, "Say something positive well positive ain't where I live!" nwk, Nj hood life

  4. Qu'est ce que je suis content d'avoir pu découvrir ce son à 14 ans. 38 now et ce clip représente toujours cette époque, mon pote F.L'elf , nptre premier voyage à Boston, j'avais 14 ans. L' âge d'or. Merci Naughty!!!

  5. “If you ain’t never been to the ghetto”…. That part is one of the most underrated hip hop references ever!


  7. As a white boy i will proudly say…If you aint never been to the ghetto, dont ever come to the ghetto, cuz you wouldn't understand the ghetto so stay the fuck out of the ghetto.

  8. I use to bang this whole album in my walkman when i was young. All the time.. All the time. Still so fucking great. Love it.

  9. I can't never listen to this without feeling it in my soul and thanking God now that I made it this far. Smh. Damn. NbN made some amazing music back then. Lucky to have experienced it as it came out.

  10. When hip-hop videos never cost a fortune. They used what they had. Back drops is what made these videos go with the messages in the songs

  11. Naughty By Nature's Everything's Gonna Be Alright song is a classic. Treach's lyrics are funny LOL. Treach made me laugh when he said never knew my dad. Muthafuck the fag LOL. Boss sampled Everything's Gonna Be Alright on Catch A Bad One song on Born Gangstaz album. Treach made me laugh at the end when he said if you ain't never been to the ghetto. Don't ever come to the ghetto LOL. Cause you wouldn't understand the ghetto. So stay the fuck outta the ghetto LOL. White people don't wanna come to black neighborhoods LOL. Naughty By Nature's first album i didn't like. I like the album cover. I love Naughty By Nature. Naughty By Nature should've did more than 6 albums.

  12. Early 90s communist era ended in Hungary we desperately wanted to be cool to be different than others!! We dressed up as these guys we went to the disco club we had only one Nhs or nfl jumper ( was the most precious thing in our closet) + a bended baseball cap or nhl all the chick were ours 😂.. we looked cool we were rappers 😂😂

  13. If you ain't ever been to the ghetto
    Don't ever come to the ghetto
    'cause you ain't understand the ghetto
    And stay the fuck out of the ghetto

  14. This song is so powerful in so many ways that many don’t understand or have an idea how heartbreaking Treach life was and what he had to endure and the video is so RAW

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