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This song is by DJ Khaled and appears on the album We Global (2008).

We the best
I represent the hood
I represent the ghetto
I represent the people
I represent you, listen

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my niggas in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

Ayo Cali, walk with me
Yeah, that's what got me here
The chucks the khaki suits
All the swap meet years
The six dollar socks the five dollar rocks

Uncle Greg rest in peace he taught me how to chop
That's why I love the hood and everything we got
From the ice cream trucks to the forty ounce tops
All white Air Force Ones to fake Jacob watch
A few reasons why I drive the Bently hard top

Use it in my songs 'cause I live it on the block
Tattoo it on my face let the whole world watch
I'm that type of nigga y'all made my city bigger dawg
Turn the TV off got tired of watchin' Jigga boss

So we told our mom's we was lookin' for jobs
When we was really in the record store lookin' for Nas
Project of the ghetto, Ghetto and the project
From compton to being Dre's number one prospect so

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my niggas in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

Aha, yeah, ugh, they know
Yeah, ugh, ain't no help there just food stamps
Weight checks and welfare
Every man gone for self there

Still might need to borrow your medicade card for health care
Yeah, if you never got knocked then you made it
Everybody know each other if not they related
You can get shot or get bladed

There's dudes that got jobs now that had blocks in the eighties
Six months five years for you just to cop out
Ninth or tenth grade is usually when niggas drop out
Fights break out when you wired and start joking

A lot of OG's retired and started smokin'
House party games of spade sweet kool aid
Loud music all night till the boys in blue raid
So therefore I could never be too paid
I know where I'm going and where I'm from will get you laid

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my niggas in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

Ha, ha, tell me this how come
Black folks get a little doe
And forget where they come from
Man we used to have good times

But since you moved on up you ain't cool with us
We still support you tho we don't see you much
You ain't the first fool its cool with us
But why you living out your idols dreams

Remember how for you came and help you keep those thangs
Now its cool that your address changed
But I'm tryna holla at my dog and the number ain't the same
I guess new homies came with his fame
But see true homies will stay the same

Through all the up's and down's in your career
A couple wives few kids scattered here
And when you dead or broke without a deal
All the groupies cleared, the ghetto will still be here

All the money in the world couldn't change me
No diamond rings or them fancy cars
'Cause my niggas in the hood woulda let me
Holler this because

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

(I'm from the ghetto)
I'm from the ghetto
(I'm from the projects)
I'm from the projects
All over the world and every hood they know
I'm from the ghetto and that's fo sho'

Written by:

Maurice Carpenter; Leigh Elliott; Khaled Khaled; Johnny Mollings; T Randazzo; J Taylor

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