"Shorty Wanna Be A Thug" as written by Tupac Amaru Shakur, Johnny Lee Jackson, Douglas Fraser Edwards and Thomas David Richardson....
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he want to be
One day he's gonna be
Said he's want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he's gonna be
One day he gonna be
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he gonna be
One day he's gonna be
Said he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug

He was a nice middle class nigga
But nobody knew the evil he'd do
When he got a little bigger
Get off the final blaze
While puffing on a Newport
Plottin' on a another way to catch a case
Was only sixteen, yet convicted as a felon
With a bunch of old niggas
But you the only one who ain't telling
I tell you it's a cold world, stay in school
You tell me its a man's world, play the rules
And fade fools, 'n break rules until we major
Blaze up, getting with hoes through my pager
Was raised up, commencing to money makin' tactics
It's getting drastic, niggas got automatics
My fingers on the trigga, Tell the lord
To make way for another straight Thug Nigga
I'm sitting getting buzzed, looking for some luv
From the homies, 'cause shorty want to be a Thug

Said he gonna be
Say he gonna be
One day he's gonna be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he gonna be
One day he gonna be
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he want to be
One day he gonna be
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug

Straight from the Hall to the Penn
Adolescent nigga scaling weight
And standing Six feet Ten
He carried weight like a Mack truck
Gonna bust on some playa haters
If the mutha fuckas act tuff
Then that's when the lethal weapon with the razor
This little nigga smoking weed and getting blazed up
No one could figure, when the guns blast pull the trigga
Could take the life of a young nigga guns bigger
No mother and father, you see, the niggas all alone
Old timers my role model, the war zone
Released with this game 'til its a part of me
My heart don't beat no fear and it ain't hard to see
The future is looking dim
I'm trying to make a profit out of living in this sin
I'm in the dark getting buzzed, looking for some love
Out with the homies, 'cause shorty want to be a Thug

Said he gonna be
Say he gonna be
One day he gonna be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he gonna be
One day he gonna be
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug
Said he want to be
One day he gonna be
Say he want to be
Shorty's gonna be a Thug

Shorty gonna be a thug

You little bad ass nigga, to the young niggas
Gotta stay sharp nigga, play your part
You got plenty of time (you bad mutha fuckas)
You only get three mistakes, then that's life,
Big baby (niggas craaazy)
Watch the signs
Damn, you ain't but sixteen nigga?
Sixteen?
That's a bad muthafucker


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"Shorty Wanna Be a Thug" as written by Johnny Lee Jackson Douglas Fraser Edwards

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    General CommentWOw, no one commented on this song. Well, it's pretty obvious. It's about a guy who when he was a kid was saying he was gonna be a thug. Than when he grew up, he became evil. . .
    langeslayer3887on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell it's not just that, you have to look at the perspective he had with his little passage at the end. He's talkin about how "shorty" fucked up in life and how that's not what life should be. He only had 16 years of real life.
    damightyquinnon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song is about what the ghetto and society does to you, and how absurd it is when it happens at such a young age. But the thing that's special for me is that he doesn't preach to kids by simply saying stop doing it, its not good etc. He's illustrating that he can't really do much about it, because its the system, so all he can do is to tell them to play their part and watch out (last part when he's talking). three mistakes, then that's life... Pac was the realest.
    GGGon January 24, 2008   Link

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