This is one of Mac Dre’s more serious songs dealing with the hard times of the early 1990s and living in not-so-affluent city. The rap reaches out to younger kids caught in the life of drugs. Mac Dre tries to send the message to get out of the dope game by going to school or playing sports, just get out because it’s rough, and it’s a vicious cycle that needs to be broken.
Times R Getting Crazy was first released in 1991 on the California Livin' EP, Mac Dre’s second release. A remix of the song was released on the Do You Remember? album.