Between you and Biggie
was like who's gone who's gone who who rules theThe nigga kingdom and shit, basically
you know what I am saying shit
I was like this is like a fuckin election
[It is that]
It is an election...
[It is that]
You know what I'm sayin
Me and Biggie situation is smaller than that
Me and Biggie situation is like

[Sirens]Metro...we got a black male shot...tupac shakur was shot seven times

[Chorus]
You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I am dead
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there aint nothing insight
Why I am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
[I am destroyin them...]
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die
I'm destroying them
I'm destroying them

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Check it, I grew up a fuckin screw up
Got introduced to the game, got a ounce and fuckin blew up
Choppin rocks overnight
The nigga Biggie Smalls tryin ta turn into the black Frank White
We had to grow dreads to change our description
Two cops is on the milk box missin
Show they toes you know they got stepped on
A fist full of bullets a chest full of Teflon
Run from the police picture that, nigga I'm too fat
I fuck around and catch a asthma attack
That's why I bust back, [gun shot] it don't phase me
When he drop, take his glock, and I'm Swayze
Celebrate my escape, sold the glock, bought some weight
Lay back, I got some money to make, motherfucker

[Chorus]
You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I am dead
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there aint nothing insight
Why I am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
[I am destroyin them...]
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die
I am destroyin them...

[2Pac]
It's on me...

But still I'm havin, memories of high speeds, when the cops crash
As I laugh pushin the gas while my glocks blast
We was young, and we was dumb but we had heart
In the dark will we survive through the bad parts?
Many dreams is what I had, and plenty wishes
No hesitation in extermination of these snitches
Envious bitches they still continue to pursue me
A couple of movies now the whole world tryin to screw me
even the cops tried to sue me
So what can I do but stay true, sippin 22's of brew
and now the medias tryin to test me got the press askin questions, tryin to stress me
misery is all I see, thats my mind's state
My history with the police is shake the crime rate
Ma main man had 2 strikes, slipped, got arrested and flipped
He screamed 'Thug Life!' and emptied a clip
gots tired of runnin from the police

[chorus]You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I am dead
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there aint nothing insight
Why I am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
[I am destroyin them...]
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die
I am destroyin them...

I wasnt more shocked or anything ya know what im saying
I wasnt more shocked of him dying to hear him
Pac is a strong dude you know I know dude I mean real strong so when they said he got shot I was just more like "again?" He always gets shot or shot at, and he gonna pull through this one again make a few records about it
But when he died I was like "Whoa", kinda took me by
Even while we was goin through our tramau I didnt wish death on nobody because there aint no comin back for them


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  • +1
    General Comment2pac and Biggie were friends before 2pac got shot the first time.
    davemaxon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, this is ridiculous. I expected AT LEAST 10 comments for this song. The music video shows on TV every few minutes (exageration but still) and it plays on the radio. And, if any of you are 2pac fans, you should care about this song. This is his tribute.
    no commenton May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comment: i totally agree this is a disgrace!!!
    liz6919on May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG I can't believe no one has commented yet. I love this song. The chorus is the best part.
    qtlin16on June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yea this is a good song
    bmac3307on September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut still, this song is great, it tells you about his death, and kind of tells his story
    silenttears2004on October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    DarkApathyon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not normally into rap and hip- hop but I can't help but love this song a ton.. isn't that 2pac's wife singing.. or is it Biggie's? ..haha well good song anyways..
    AFInsideon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is bs. Do you think for one moment Pac would have collaborated with Biggie in life? Same with half the artists on his posthumous releases....his mum is trying to rewrite her sons past. I loved Pac but he had a dark side which is overlooked in his death...he was a convicted rapist for gods sake and now he's being protrayed as a young Martin Luther King or something!!!

    Young kids don't realise this but 2pac was seriously considered insane when he was alive by most of the public and rapping scene.
    7aint9on December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentt-macnjennifer, you're a fucking genius.
    irish_deftone6on January 07, 2005   Link

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