It was never a beef, it’s only a difference in opinion.
They know in they heart. That’s why they in hell now. They can’t sleep. That’s why they tellin all the reporters and all the people “why they doin this they fuckin up hip hop dududu” cause they in hell. They can’t make money, they can’t go anywhere, they can’t look at they selves cause they know the Prodigal’s Son has returned. I’m alive! The ghost is walking around. And I’m alive TALKING. In jail I didn’t talk. I made peace.
Everybody that thinks that I disrespected or.. I LOVE my East coast fans, I’m from there. I’m eatin New York pizza, I drive New York jeeps, wanna hear New York…. but I’m sayin let’s keep it real for a second. If you half the lover of music that you are, STUDY. Go back and study. Study how Party and Bullshit was me BEFORE I met Biggie. You don’t hear my style in his rap. Study how AFTER I met Biggie, Ready 2 Die come out, his whole style change. STUDY. Study why I would be mad! Study why I would be mad when half of New York, half of the major New York rappers or they managers or they agents or they SOMEbody was there when I got shot and nobody could give me no information. Just study that! Study how when Wu-Tang got their chain snatched at 6-6-deuce, I not only found WHO did it, but gave them the message that if they wanna see the niggas that did it they could see em! Man to Man! Just you and them, no guns no nothin. If you feel like that. That’s all I asked for.
Yes I did say Thug Life was dead, yes I bowed out, all of that. But when they said that, they breathed new life in me. And Thug Life not only became a rap group, but it became a way of life FO’ LIFE for me. Because they disrespected me, my name, my family, what I had been through. They said that I couldn’t be in pain. I could not feel, I could not be hurt.
You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation, trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.
Money come and go, hoes come and go, foes come and go, friends come and go… my soldiers stay eternal.
It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes. Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do what we gotta do to survive.
Everybody against me. Why? Why me? I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought Thug Life to America. I didn’t create Thug Life. I diagnosed it.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin to live for, you best find somethin to die for.’
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.
There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses, apartments, shacks, drawers, pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.
Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.
I’d rather die like a man than live like a coward.