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"Grew Up a Screw Up" is the second single from Ludacris' Release Therapy. The song features Young Jeezy, who Ludacris was previously thought to have beef with and a sample of the late The Notorious B.I.G. who sings the hook "I grew up a fucking screw up." Curiously, in the video, Young Jeezy raps a verse different from the one which appeared on the Release Therapy Disc. The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint on Friday October 13, 2006. The video has already been released on MTV Jams. The video features Slick Pulla and Bloodraw (from CTE). Wikipedia

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Ludacris "Grew up a Screw up" Music Video

Song Lyrics

f/ Young Jeezy

{Notorious B.I.G. sample: "I grew up a f**kin screw-up

Got introduced to the game, to the game then f**kin blew up"}

[Intro: Ludacris speaking over B.I.G. sample repeated]

Yeah! Dedicated to all my hustlers that`s a product of they environment

Whether gettin money legally or ILLEGALLY

We gotta do what we gotta do to survive man!

Yeah! Grew up a screw up baby

Got introduced to the game, I ain`t took a breath yet

Let`s go!


Ever since I was an embryo, waitin to shape up and ship out

Somethin in my brain said, "Wake up and kick out!"

Roberta and Wayne stayed up and flipped out (whoo!)

Cause when I came I was dr*ped up and dripped out

Snip the umbilical, spit the government chip out

Peace up, A-Town DOWN and then I dipped out(PEACE!)

And oh my gosh, the Osh Kosh was picked out

I slipped in, even my baby stroller was tricked out(whoooo!)

Somebody get him, the lil` n*gga`s out of control

Put a lil` bit of rum in my bottle I`ll dream about diamonds and gold

Gold, gold

To grow from an infant to toddler was effervescent

The essence of adolescence got my body feelin fresh`n

Fresh`n, fresh`n

And it was a blessin to rhyme and start reppin

I was the best in my section with flows hard than erections(awwwwoooo!)

Still the best but now I`m grown with more range than a Texan

And I`m a heavyweight you n*ggaz is lighter than my complexion

[Chorus: Notorious B.I.G. sample variations repeat 4X]

[Young Jeezy]


Y`all already know what it is

I`ma tell you n*gga

C.T., know what it is, `bout 17-5

Homey fronted me a sip, sh*t I made it a bird(damnnn)

That`s seventeen and a half, all I need is the word (ooohhh!)

Say the, ice is cool but them pots is hot(haa)

You better cook slow but that money come fast(hahaaaa!)

I got what you need I hope you brought all the cash(cheea!)

You know the kid pimpin all over the world(world)

A hundred carats got me all over your girl(YEAHHHHHHHHHHH)

Five freaks and my Gucci duffle bag(ayye!)

A corporate thug, I run with a Playaz Circle(circle)

I got a Field Mob that`ll +Disturb+ your +Peace+(yeah!)

Blowin Shawn-Jay, all we do is Smoke(hahaaaa)

Finish countin my bread and I was gettin some head(oooohh!)



I`ma be all the way real with this, look


When I came into the game they ain`t do nuttin but doubt me

Now the whole game`s changed and it ain`t nuttin without me(tell `em!)

Pickin up my sloppy seconds as they reach for the crown

Only reason you on that song is cause I turned that DOWN!(whooo!)

I went from Hot Wheels to big wheels(yeah!), Hondas to Bentleys(yeeah)

And five course meals, no more Popeye`s and Blimpie`s(yeeah)

From alright to handsome(whhaatt!), from one room to mansions(whhaatt!)

From hangin on the block to throwin parties in the Hamptons(whooo!)

From, broke as a joke to rich as a b*tch,

I bought a

Plane and a boat and six other whips,


From dice on the curb to stackin up chips,

But harder

From birds on my nerves to chicks on my DICK!

Guard ye

Women dawg I went from ashy to classy

Went from a,

Kiss on the cheek to doin the nasty

Reach your hand up in the air and you can play with the stars

It`s not the hand that you`re dealt but how you`re playin your cards


Soundtrack Credits

No records found.

Alternative Versions

Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 2 Release Therapy Studio Album 2006


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Ludacris - Release Therapy
Track Song Title Duration
1 Warning (Intro) 2:30
2 Grew up a Screw up 4:00
3 Money Maker 3:50
4 Girls Gone Wild 3:37
5 Ultimate Satisfaction 4:20
6 Mouths to Feed 4:18
7 End of The Night 4:37
8 Woozy 5:18
9 Tell It Like It is 3:56
10 War with God 4:31
11 Do Your Time 4:31
12 Slap 4:40
13 Runaway Love 4:41
14 Freedom of Preach 7:07


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