2pac:
Rest in peace to my mothafucka Biggie Smalls
That's right boy, it's goin' on
Right here, Thug Life
God bless the dead

God bless the dead & buried nigga
Don't worry if you see God first tell Him shit got worse
I ain't mad, I know you representin' the crew
And I can picture you in Heaven with a blunt & a brew
Fuck the world, pain was a part of the game
If you a baller, money went as quick as it came
Our role models gone or they locked in the pen
Straight hustlas, caught up in the whirlwind
The other day, I thought I seen my homeboy Biggie
Sayin' shit don't stop, nigga, no pity
We all hoods, and all we ever had was dreams
Money makin' mothafuckas plot scandalous schemes
In the gutter, you learn to have a criminal mind
I was addicted to tryin', never meant to do time
My epitaph will read "Was the last of Gs
Kicked the shit to make the white man bleed
God bless the dead."

Chorus - 2pac:
God bless the dead
God bless the dead
God bless the dead

2pac:
Man, ain't nobody promised me a thang
I been caught up in this game
Ever since I was a little motherfucka wantin' to hang
I can see 'em in my head, pow
Memories of my nigga but he dead now
Lookin' back in my yearbook all the years took
Half my peers, they're stretched for years
And if I die will they all shed tears
Two to the dome, leave me alone, let me get my head clear
Paranoid got me lookin' in the mirror
Behind me, life without my nine, I'd rather do the time
See I'm old enough to know there ain't no justice
Fuck the police & all the courts same way they fucked us
And why the hell am I locked in jail
They let them white boys free, we be shocked as hell
In my mind I can see it comin'
And all the time it's a plot to keep a nigga runnin'
By keepin' gun & never run unless I'm comin' at ya
Cry later but for now let's enjoy the laughter
God bless the dead

Chorus

2pac:
Rest in peace to all the motherfuckas that passed too early
All the young motherfuckas that was took in they prime
Real motherfuckin' Gs, this one is for you
Yo Stretch, build.

Stretch:
Yo Big, this is to you my nigga
Springfield Hollis crew, Thug Life, YGs
Sendin' they respect, know I mean?
You my nigga for life, forever
You're always gonna be with a nigga
No matter what, don't forget that

I pray before I go to sleep, "Dear God"
Say my prayers before I start to eat, cause times is hard
So I'm droppin' to my knees, oh why?
Why you had to take my nigga with the rock-a-bye?
You had to take a good one, a ghetto hood son, uzi weighin a ton
Niggas terrified of comin' from the young gun
Hearin' that they did it outta fear don't amaze me
But it's mind blowin', so I'm flowin' goin crazy
Slip for cock the gun but he didn't run like a punk
He shoulda had the gauge in the trunk
For spunk is what he had, get a rat-a THAT BIG
Now ya 'bout to smell the aftermath of what the mack did
Wannabe suckers wanna test, I'm tellin' you, yes
The teflon's bout to rip through your fuckin' vest
Guess who? I'll make a mess of your crew quick
The spirit o' Biggie Smalls and the thugadon clique, yeah
God bless the dead
God bless the dead
God bless the dead
God bless the dead


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  • +1
    General CommentThe Biggie Smalls he was refering to was actually Big-D The Impossible, who real name was Deon Evans and was known as Biggie Smalls. He was Tupac's producer in the beginning of his career. The song was recorded sometime around 1993, since Stretch (who appeared on the song) was killed in 1995.

    The Tupac vs. Biggie (The Notorious BIG) beef started after Tupac was shot on November 30, 1994 in NYC.
    Stretch later became associated with Bad Boy and was murdered. Tenad Washington was a suspect in Stretch's fatal shooting. Washington was later convicted as an accomplice in the murder of Run DMC's Jam Master Jay. It's all connected.

    It is a coincidence that he says "RIP Biggie Smalls", BUT it could also be that Suge Knight was trying to capitalize on the East Coast/West Coast feud and released the unreleased song.
    Johnny M.on May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdidnt tupac die before biggie?
    Rottenstixon May 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2Pac did die before Biggie, but Biggie will die out of the music business before Pac for this exact reason: 2Pac came at his music from 100's of different angles. The prethinking-prophet, rapping about the future was just one of them.

    "Don't worry if you see God first, tell him shit got worse"
    1stGospelon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe funny thing about this one besides the prophetic edge to it is 2pac did it with Stretch who was mysteriously killed before both him and BIG.
    great song, great beat. if there are angels, I think 2pac most certainly is one now.
    johnkeelon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I'm pretty sure the ??? at the end of the song is Thug-Along
    zrichon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea it is zrich
    good call
    this song speaks to my ass
    CPTlifeon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song diffently reminds me of the dead when i hear it.Just another track by tupac streching his heart out in every direction....
    mademen7L7L7on July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod Bless The Dead came out in 1998 on the Greatest Hits Album Disc 2 and this was never previously released. Biggie died in 1997 and Tupac in 1996. Tupac could have been making it on in a diss but as the tempo of the song goes it seems more laid back. Many people believe that Stretch knew someone that was also called Biggie Smalls but the only person associated with Stretch was the Notourious B.I.G Smalls. Tupac has said he doesn't believe in wishing death on his rival. This is one of the most mysterious songs you will find...yet again unless in the beginning that wasn't Tupac voice.
    Tupac N Biggie RIPon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI FIGURED IT OUT!! Go to youtube and search for: 2pac live squad interview. you will find a video where 2pac introduces a member of the live squad, one who has many names, one of which, is Biggie Smalls. Stretch is also there, so its obvious they were all friends, but this is not to be confused with Notorious BIG. cool huh?
    miguelpon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmiguelp, that actually could have been the same Biggie- the video is real low quality and the biggie in the video is dark enough and almost fat enough (weight changes) to be the notorious.

    not to mention its in new york and we know biggie and pac used to hang out back in the day.
    D-Genon April 15, 2007   Link

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