There are very few beats in the history of hip hop that are so unique, they are instantly recognizable. “Boyz-n-the Hood” by iconic hip hop group N.W.A. is a track of this caliber. The song was produced by Dr. Dre and it shows. Megan Thee Stallion’s latest single “Girls in the Hood” is pretty much the female POV of Eazy-E’s iconic track.
“Girls in the Hood” by Megan Thee Stallion directly samples the beat and some lyrics of N.W.A.’ “Boyz-n-the Hood.” This caused some drama among the daughters of Eazy-E, the frontman of N.W.A. One daughter claiming that Megan never requested permission for the sample. However, another daughter was seen praising Megan for paying homage and carrying on the memory of his father. Megan did not respond to either of them.
“Girls in the Hood” is Megan’s fourth release this year, following “Captain Hook,” “B.I.T.C.H.,” and “Savage.”
Listen to “Girls in the Hood” by Megan Thee Stallion
“Girls in the Hood” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The entire song is a dedication to the bad-as*ery of Megan Thee Stallion, and women in the hood. This is a similar theme to that of “Savage.” The chorus of this song is possibly the best reflection of the idea of the song; “I’m a hot girl, I do hot sh*t.”
In the first verse of the song, Megan shouts out to Rihanna and her Savage X Fenty lingerie line. In May 2020, it was announced that Megan was one of the new brand ambassadors of the lingerie line.
Megan also adds a line that destroys the feminine norm; “I ain’t lyin’ ’bout my nut just to make a n*gga happy.” With this line, Megan Thee Stallion tells us that she does not fake her sexual climaxes just to make the man feel happy about himself. If she is not satisfied sexually, she will tell it to him. Because, climax should go both ways.
In the second verse, Megan says that there cannot be any rumors about her because she is as real as it gets. If there are any controversies, she would be the first to talk about them. She also brings in a anime reference of the Nine-Tailed demon fox from Naruto. She also references Sasuke Uchiha from the same series.
Megan credits her “grind” in the game for her success.
In the third verse, Megan Thee Stallion jumps on to a similar rhyming scheme as “Boyz-n-the Hood” by N.W.A. She confesses that she has been on the grind ever since she was sixteen-years-old. She knew nothing more about life than the craving to get rich. That drove her to where she is today. She says that even in her throwback pictures to her younger self, she portrayed success.
Let us hear what you think about this song and the beat it is sung on in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.