People and the media are still lying on Tupac and his use of the words "Thug" and "Thug Life". They lied on Tupac when he was alive and they're still lying on the man 19-years later after his death. That's the problem with people in Western-World countries, especially in America; they have no qualms or regrets when they lie on people or when they give out false information on events, things and people. Now, it's time to set the record straight, with this article.
When Tupac used the phrase "Thug Life", he was not talking about a life of robbing people, murdering people and raping people. The phrase "Thug Life", as defined by Tupac, means "The-Hate-U-Give Little-Infants-Fucks-Everyone". Meaning, when you feed a child hate, that's what that child will grow up to be, like the people we see in the ghettos across United States. Letting a child grow up in poverty, and an atmosphere of hate and racism, this is what creates a thug. The online Urban Dictionary noted Tupac's definition of a thug. It quoted Tupac as stating, "A thug is someone who is going through struggles, has gone through struggles, and continues to live day by day with nothing for them. That person is a thug. and the life they are living is the thug life. A thug is NOT a gangster." Now, on to the word "nigga". The word "nigga", as defined by Tupac, means "Never-Ignorant-Getting-Goals-Accomplished". The aforementioned is a testament of Tupac's brilliance. But the media wanted to portray -- and still portrays -- him as a boogeyman. No surprise!
Tupac was a one-of-a-kind rapper, a revolutionary rapper, not so much a gangster rapper. His lyrics only got a little harsher when he went to prison behind trumped up charges of sexual assault. And Tupac, I believe, was killed by agents of the government, the same government that tried to make Tupac's death appear as if it were street related. And who wouldn't believe this, given Tupac's background? In both cases in which Tupac was shot (in 1994 and 1996), neither a suspect nor a gun was ever found. Hmm.
Tupac was a great poet and visionary whose life was cut short. I don't remember gangsters composing songs like "Dear Mama", "Brenda's Got A Baby", "Keep Ya Head Up" and "The Good Die Young". These songs were composed and recorded by the one and only, Tupac Shakur, a man of extraordinary compassion and vision. If there are any gangsters or thugs, as defined by the "Webster's Dictionary", those thugs and gangsters are sitting in the White House, in the Mayor's office, in the Capital Building, and in the Police Departments across the nation. These people don't give a damn about us or our children. They have robbed, lied and murdered people. But when private citizens do these things, they are labeled criminals and thugs. How about that? That doesn't seem very fair, does it?