Thug Life

Profile:
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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Albums

Thug Life - Volume 1 album art Thug Life Volume 1 (Album) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Thug Life - The Real First Family album art Thug Life Presents... Presidential Thug Life Presents... Presidential - The Real First Family (Album) Presidential Inc. 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Thug Life - Pour Out A Little Liquor album art Thug Life Pour Out A Little Liquor (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Thug Life - Cradle To The Grave album art Thug Life Cradle To The Grave (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Thug Life - It Don't Stop / Str8 Ballin' album art Thug Life It Don't Stop / Str8 Ballin' (Single) Out Da Gutta Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic US 1995 Sell This Version
Thug Life - How Long Will They Mourn Me? / Str8 Ballin' album art Thug Life How Long Will They Mourn Me? / Str8 Ballin' (Single) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic US 1995 Sell This Version
INT003-4P, none Thug Life - Shit Don't Stop / How Long Will They Mourn Me? album art Thug Life Shit Don't Stop / How Long Will They Mourn Me?(Cass, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Out Da Gutta Records, Atlantic INT003-4P, none US 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Thug Life - Eternal album art Thug Life Eternal(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version