Thugz Mansion

2Pac

About Thugz Mansion

"Thugz Mansion" is a song by 2Pac, released as a posthumous single with two known popular versions both released on the 2002 album Better Dayz. It was nominated by the Source Awards for Single of the Year (Male Solo Artist).


Year:
2003
4:00
1,115 
#6

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Shit, tired of gettin' shot at
Tired of gettin' chased by the police and arrested
niggas need a spot where we can kick it
A spot where we belong, that's just for us
niggas ain't gotta get all dressed up and be Hollywood
Y'knahmean? Where do niggas go when we die?
Ain't no heaven for a thug nigga
That's why we go to thug mansion
That's the only place where thugs get in free and you gotta be a G
At thug mansion

A place to spend my quiet nights, time to unwind
So much pressure in this life of mine,
I cry at times I once contemplated suicide,
and woulda' tried but when I held that 9, all I could see was my momma's eyes
No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble
Not knowin' it's hard to carry on when no one loves you
Picture me inside the misery of poverty
No man alive has ever witnessed struggles I survived
Prayin' hard for better days, promise to hold on
Me and my dawgs ain't have a choice but to roll on
We found a family spot to kick it
Where we can drink liquor store and no one bickers over trick shit
A spot where we can smoke in peace, and even though we G's
We still visualize places, that we can roll in peace
And in my mind's eye I see this place, the players go in fast
I got a spot for us all, so we can ball, at thug's mansion

Ain't no place I'd rather be
Chil'ren, dead homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise, in the sky
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise, in the sky

Will I survive all the fights and the darkness?
Trouble sparks, they tell me home is where the heart is, dear departed
I shed tattooed tears and couldn't sleep good
For multiple years, witness peers catch gunshots
Nobody cares, seen the politicians ban us
They'd rather see us locked in chains, please explain
Why they can't stand us, is there a way for me to change?
Or am I just a victim of things I did to maintain?
I need a place to rest my head
With the little bit of homeboys that remains, 'cause all the rest dead
Is there a spot for us to roll, if you find it
I'll be right behind ya, show me and I'll go
How can I be peaceful? I'm comin' from the bottom
Watch my daddy scream peace while the other man shot him
I need a house that's full of love when I need to escape
The deadly places slingin' drugs, in thug's mansion

Ain't no place I'd rather be
Chil'ren, dead homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise, in the sky
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise, in the sky

Dear momma don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good
Tell the homies I'm in heaven and they ain't got hoods
Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night,
it had me shook drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke
Then some lady named Billie Holiday sang sittin' there kickin' it with Malcolm, 'til the day came
Little LaTasha sho' grown tell the lady in the liquor that she's forgiven, so come home
Maybe in time you'll understand only God can save us
When Miles Davis cuttin' lose with the band
Just think of all the people that you knew in the past
That passed on, they in heaven, found peace at last
Picture a place that they exist, together
There has to be a place better than this, in heaven
So right before I sleep, dear God, what I'm askin'
Remember this face, save me a place, in thug's mansion

Ain't no place I'd rather be
Chil'ren, dead homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise, in the sky
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise, in the sky

Ain't no place I'd rather be
Chil'ren, dead homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise, in the sky
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise, in the sky

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2Pac

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to have been one of the best rappers of all time. Shakur was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City but relocated to California in 1988. more »

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Written by: 7 MARCUS AURELIUS, ANTHONY HAMILTON, JOHNNY LEE JACKSON, TUPAC SHAKUR

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10 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Thugz Mansion" is mainly classified under the genre of Hip Hop/Rap music, particularly characterized by its evocative lyrics and rhythmic beat.
Album Release
It is one of the singles from the album "Better Dayz" by 2Pac, which was released posthumously in 2002.
Top Chart Placement
"Thugz Mansion" reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #52 in the UK Singles Chart, underlining its popularity during its time.
Featured Artists
The song features two different versions. The original acoustic version features Nas and J. Phoenix, and the other version features Anthony Hamilton.
Song Theme
The song envisions a peaceful place or utopia ("Thugz Mansion") where those who had tough lives or were involved in crime can find peace in the afterlife. It draws a stark picture of the struggles Tupac's peers faced in life while creating a hopeful picture of serenity in death.
Music Video
The video for the song features Tupac in heaven living in a luxurious house and socializing with other deceased celebrities like Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye, and Louis Armstrong.
Combination of Genres
The version of "Thugz Mansion" featuring Nas is unique as it combines several different music genres into one song - including acoustic guitar melodies typically associated with folk or soft rock genres, mixed with rap style vocals and lyrics.
Critics View
Critics often hail "Thugz Mansion" as one of the standout songs of 2Pac, frequently praising its thought-provoking lyrics and emotional depth.
Commercial Success
Despite not being one of his top-charting songs, "Thugz Mansion" has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), showcasing its commercial success.
Legacy
Many young artists have cited this song as an influence. Mac Miller, the late Pittsburgh rapper, released a cover of "Thugz Mansion" in 2012, paying homage to the iconic rapper Tupac Shakur.

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