Thug Life

Also known as Original Thug Life, The, Thug Life Reunion, Thuglife
Members of Thug Life: Diron Rivers, Macadoshis, Mopreme, Randy Walker (2), Tupac Shakur, Tyruss Himes, Walter Burns

Discography of Thug Life:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Volume I 12 Audio 1998
2 Volume 1 10 Audio 1998
3 Pac Classics 8 Audio 2008 Homies
4 Volume 1 10 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
5 Cradle To The Grave 8 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
6 It Don't Stop / Str8 Ballin' 6 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
7 How Long Will They Mourn Me? / Str8 Ballin' 4 Audio 1995
8 Cradle To The Grave / Don't Get It Twisted 7 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
9 Volume 1 10 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
10 Volume I 10 Audio 1998
11 Pour Out A Little Liquor 4 Audio 1994
12 Volume I 12 Audio 1994
13 Volume 1 10 Audio 1999 Interscope Records
14 Volume 1 10 Audio 2011-10-28
15 Volume 1 10 Audio 1999
16 Volume 1 10 Audio 1994
17 Volume 1 10 Audio 1998
18 Volume 1 10 Audio 1998
19 Cradle To The Grave 4 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
20 Volume 1 10 Audio 2011 Amaru Records (2)
21 Volume 1 10 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
22 Cradle To The Grave 9 Audio 1994 Interscope Records
23 Volume 1 10 Audio 1994

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