Thug Life

Thug Life

The rap-group was formed by 2Pac and consistings are Rated R (2) (Who is currently in jail), Macadoshis, Mopreme (2Pac's stepbrother), Big Syke and Stretch (4).

It's not only a group, it's more a philosophy

As detailed in the film Tupac: Resurrection the concept of "Thug Life" was viewed by Shakur as a philosophy for life. Shakur developed the word into an acronym standing for "The Hate U Gave Little Infants Fucks Everybody." He declared that the dictionary definition of a "thug" as being a rogue or criminal was not how he used the term, but rather he meant someone who came from oppressive or squalid background and little opportunity but still made a life for themselves and were proud.

"I didn't create Thug Life, I diagnosed it."

Thug Life became a calling card for how Shakur viewed his influence on society. He had people from all walks of life - criminals in jail, white kids in the suburbs, poor black kids in the ghetto - wanting to know how they could be a part of his movement. Shakur admitted this sudden power he had over people frightened him. But he used the idea of Thug Life to transform the desires of these people into something he viewed as positive, a way to reach out to the poor, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed. Gang members instituted what was called the Code of Thug Life, and gangs from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles claimed to abide by it. Examples of the rules in this Code of Ethics were that civilians were not to be targets in gang warfare, and that children in schools should not be indoctrinated by gang propaganda.

Shakur's philosophy of Thug Life was met with harsh criticism from most of the leaders in government and politics, including many notables in the black community.
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Thug Life Discography


P4 50608 Thug Life Volume 1 (Album) Interscope Records P4 50608 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Thug Life, Presidential Thug Life, Presidential - The Real First Family(CD, Album) Presidential Inc. none 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRCD 5862 Thug Life Pour Out A Little Liquor (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records PRCD 5862 US 1994 Sell This Version
95791-4 Thug Life Cradle To The Grave (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records 95791-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 6434 Thug Life How Long Will They Mourn Me? / Str8 Ballin' (Single) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic PRCD 6434 US 1995 Sell This Version
PRCD 6224 Thug Life It Don't Stop / Str8 Ballin' (Single) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic PRCD 6224 US 1995 Sell This Version

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