Inspired by the 1972 Donny Hathaway song “Little Ghetto Boy,” Snoop and Dr. Dre talk about different encounters with baby gangstas. The song was released as a promo single along with the track “Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray.”
Musician Colin Wolfe talked about the track:
‘Lil’ Ghetto Boy’ was one of the last tracks recorded. Greg Royal, the engineer, had a lot to do with that song. He influenced that one by introducing the Donny Hathaway sample [‘Little Ghetto Boy’], but I played the bass on it.
Kendrick Lamar also spoke about the track in an interview with BBC Radio in 2015:
I can just remember being a kid listening to the story and being blown away.