This is probably one of Too $hort’s least misogynistic songs. It’s not even that violent too!
Instead, it’s about warning people that are drifting into the gangster life that it’s all or nothing – and that they’ll likely end up dead.
The beat is a solid early 90s hitter, with a big, weighty bass drum and bags of attitude. The melodic hook is sampled from 1975’s “Black Frost” by Grover Washington Jr.
The album, Shorty The Pimp, was released in 1992 – named after a 1973 film.