Shit, tired of gettin shot at
Tired of gettin chased by the police and arrested
Niggaz need a spot where WE can kick it
A spot where WE belong, that's just for us
Niggaz ain't gotta get all dressed up and be Hollywood
Y'knahmean? Where do niggaz 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 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
Chillin' with homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise
In the skyyyyyyyyyy..
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise
In the skyyyyyyyyyy..

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


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 liquorstore 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




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    General Commentha even though i'm not a thug and i'm not black or anything. i wish there was such a place we could all go to when we died.
    doodeon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMan, not one of Tupacs best, but still bloody good. Not as deep as some of his tracks (Brenda's Got A Baby, Dear Mama, Changes), but he's still wearing his heart on his sleeve. I mean the lyric "I once contemplated suicide, and woulda tried
    But when I held that 9, all I could see was my momma's eyes" is just so f*cking real, ya know?
    big coopson June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's so heartfelt and different from a lot of rap songs because its about his feelings, and his fight against despair. This song made me realize he's more than a great rapper, he's a poet even in that urban way. The acoustic version of this really brings out the poignancy of the words... great song. I hope Tupac found his thugz mansion.
    bellaboo137on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment''Little LaTasha sho' grown
    Tell the lady in the liquorstore that she's forgiven, so come home''

    That is one of my favourite lines. 2pac is telling a grieving mother that her child is in heaven and it's time for her to move on.
    grovestreeton February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy don't rappers rap about this kinda stuff today? This is one of the very few rap songs I like and I hate rap. I guess that says a lot about this song.
    countryboy9on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti once contemplated essouseus...?
    specialK37on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow my favourite rap artist is really Eminem, but this is the best rap song I ever heard. Rather than just rapping about "gettin' in da club" and getting girls, Tupac puts the feeling into this song, and he writes about stuff that actually means something to him. RIP Tupac... hope you found your Thugz Mansion.
    Marion Wilsonon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about going to a special place when you die.
    Marion Wilsonon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy isn't there more rap like this on the radio? Get rid of shit like Laffy Taffy and let us hear some good rappers who actually have something to say.
    Nightmare910on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment2Pac is still alive. I'm not a conspiracy buff or anything, but the evidence is overwhelming.

    A common theme in many of 2Pac's songs is his own impending death. It's almost as if he expected himself to die when he did. In this song, he actually talks about life after death. I believe this song was written AFTER he was originally perceived dead.

    Another startling element is the fact that he idolized the 16th century Italian politician, Niccolo Machiavelli (hence one of 2Pac's pseudonyms, Makaveli). One of Machiavelli's political tactics was to fake his own death and return seven days later to spite his enemies (possibly the cause behind the death of Notorious B.I.G?) He even goes on to say “Don’t worry if you [Biggie] see God first,” in a song on the Greatest Hits album, indicating that he was alive at the time of Biggie’s death. Moving on, 2Pac's last album before his tragic death, The Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory, was released under the pseudonym Makaveli. This album is a direct reference to Machiavelli’s tactic of “resurrection.” Does anyone see the connection?

    Once more, there are many instances where 2Pac and some of his fellow rappers have hinted that he still may be alive. At the end of “Ghetto Gospel” (a posthumously released track), 2Pac is shown standing at his own funeral. In the song “Ain’t Hard 2 Find,” 2Pac raps, “I heard a rumor I died, murdered in cold blood dramatized/Pictures of me in my final stage you know Mama cried/But that was fiction, some coward got the story twisted, like I no longer existed, mysteriously missin’.” Another one of 2Pac’s posthumous albums includes a song by The Outlawz (his old rap group), where one of them says, “Only got my side cuz they think ‘Pac died.” At the beginning of the song "Hold Ya Head" from the 7 Day Theory album, you can hear a voice whisper “Can you see him” then another voice whispers “I see him” then you can hear 2Pac whisper “I'm alive.” This instance is especially thought evoking since this song was released a month after his death.

    Now although there are a few logical fallacies in this argument (since he did not "resurrect" after seven days), I believe that he is still out there simply because they are STILL releasing 2Pac tracks. There have been six CDs released after his death, and there are still more to come. Henceforth, I do not think "Thugz Mansion" is 2Pac's manifestation of heaven. I think it's 2Pac's current residence; the place where is at peace, and isolated from the litany and oppression of the world.
    ovd125on May 06, 2007   Link

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