To my unborn child
To my unborn, child
In case I don't make it
Just remember daddy loves you
I did everything I could to make things good for you
So don't worry about it
To my unborn
You know daddy loves you

[Verse 1]
Now ever since my birth, I been cursed since I was born to wile
In case I never get to holler at my unborn child
Many things learned in prison
Blessed to be still living
Trying to earn every penny that I'm gettin'
Reminiscin' to the beginning of my mission
When I was conceived and became to be in this position
My mama was a panther, loud
Single parent but she growled
When she witnessed baby boy ripping wild
I went to school but I dropped out
And left the house cause my momma says I'm good for nothing
So I'm out, since I only got one life to live
God forgive me for my sins
Let me make it and I'll never steal again
Or deal again
My only friend is my misery
Wanting revenge for the agony they did to me
See my life ain't promised but it sure get better
Hope you understand my love letter
To my unborn child

[Chorus]
I'm writing you a letter
(To my unborn)
This is for my unborn child
(To my unborn child)
Wanna let you know I love you
Love you
Wanna let you know I feel this way
(To my unborn)
I think about you every day
(To my unborn child)
I have so much to say

[Verse 2]
So complicated to escape fate
And you can never understand till we trade places
Tell the world I been guilty to being anxious
Ain't no way in hell, that I could ever be a rapist
It's time to face this, cold world on a good day
When will they let the little kids in the hood play?
I got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing
Living proof there's a God if you need a reason
God believe in my own fate
Will I raise my kids in the right or the wrong way
Dear mama I'm a man now
I wanna make it on my own not a hand out
Make way for a whirlwind prophesized
I wanna go in peace
When I gotta die
On these cold streets
Ain't no love, no mercy and no friends
In case you never see my face again
To my unborn child

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Dear Lord can you hear me?
Tell me what to say to my unborn seed
In case I pass away will my child get to feel loved
Or are we all just cursed to be street thugs
Cause being black hurts
And even worse if you speak first
Live my life as an outlaw
What could be worse
Cause maybe if I tried to change
Who am I kidding?
I'm a thug till I die
I'm a ride
maintain, touch base
eat lunch
in plush places
regular criminal oasis awaits us
If there's a heaven for true thugs
I'll see you there
And I'm sorry for not being there
Just know, your daddy was a souljah
Me against the world
Bless the boys and all my little girls
To the Lord I'm eternal
Resting in peace
Please take care of all my seeds
And my unborn child

[Chorus]

[Tupac talking]
Please take care of all my kids
And my unborn child
To my unborn child
This letter goes out to my seeds that I might not get to see
Cause of this lifestyle
Just know your daddy loved you
Got nothing but love for you
And all I wanted was for you to have a better life than I
Cause I was out there on a 24 hour 365 grind
When you get to be my age you'll understand
Just know I got love for you
And I'll see you if there's a ghetto in heaven
If there's a ghetto heaven I'll be there waiting for you
Heh heh
Take care
Run wild, but be smart
Follow the rules of the game
I know sometimes there's confusion
Rules of the game is gonna get you through it, all day every day
Watch out for these snakes and fakes
Snakes come a dime a dozen
Work hard
Study
Get your mind right


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  • 0
    General CommentWhat is the background music to this song from? I swear I've heard it before.
    BlueHellBoyon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite 2pac and overall songs, i believ tupac was/still is a prophet and it comes through in this song, everyday i understand more and more of it
    Partezanon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was such a beautiful song,and made me cry first few times hearing it,jsut reminds me how he had no business making this song,but how his heart forces him 2 make it,and how his mind reminds him of everything that needs 2 be brought 2 attention..
    mademen7L7L7on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe background music is michael jackson's "liberian girl"
    patobrienon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentevery pac fan knows that "he got around" and this song is about like he says his unborn child caus he might have a kid that he doesnt know about since he slept with so many women or he might die b4 his child grows up 2 know him so he just wrote this song to talk about his life and feelings
    illuminateon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI try to live out this song everyday.
    "Blessed to be still living
    Trying to earn every penny that I'm gettin"

    To me this is a very motivating song. I hear it and chills just run down my body.

    "I got shot 5 times, but i'm still breathing, living proof there's a god if you need a reason" thats prophetic i think.

    but what really strikes me is this line: "Dear mama I'm a man now I wanna make it on my own not a hand out"

    I think every man can relate to this line. I am 28 years old and living on my own, which is quite difficult, but i think men in general have alot of pride to make it, and myself included, i don't help from anyone, but this is what motivates me to succeed.
    vinrock42on August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe original 2pac beat is much better than the one we all know. They altered most of his unreleased songs after he died and never published the original ones. Look up letter 2 my unborn OG on youtube and be amazed. I'm agry that they never released his original work.
    uhuhyeahyupon November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe letter to my unborn child og version is also a MJ song but I can honestly say that I am not a big micheal jackson fan so thats why I do not knwo which song the original verison samples
    kwahion April 20, 2011   Link

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