Verse One: 2Pac

Now how can I explain how this game laced
plus with this fame
I got enemies do anything ta break me
My attitude changed
got to tha point where I was driven
money's my mission
just a nigga tryin ta make a livin'
These busta tricks don't know no male
they spending they riches on scandalous bitches
plus they petrified of jail
it's hell
plus all tha dealers want a meal ticket
jealous ass bitches
playa hatin' but we still kick it
always keep my eyes on tha prize
watch tha police
seen so much murder
neighborhood's gettin' no sleep
but still
I get my money on major
communicatin' through my pager
niggas know me
don't have no homies since they jealous
I hustle solo
cause when i'm broke I got no time for tha fellas
ain't nothin' poppin' about no broke nigga
ain't no joke
fuck what they say
and get your dough nigga
Heavy in tha Game


I don't care what it did to Them
Tha Games been good ta Me

Verse Two: Richie Rich

Well, let me shoot some of this heavy type shit
Certain niggas wanna stick to tha game
you's a trick to tha game
waitin' upon your turn
so will you learn
ain't no turns given niggas be twistin and taken shit
puttin they sack down
then puttin they mack down
Me myself I hustle with finesse
Yes, i'm an Oakland baller
rule number one check it
if I show you no respect then
be your own nigga
meaning buy your own dope
cause that front shit is punk shit
something I never funked with
be true to this game and this game will be true to you
that's real shit
see what this will do to you
jackin' and robbin', despising your homie
ain't healthy
niggas be ending up dead
'fo they get wealthy
but not me tho
I'm sowing something major
so what I reap is boss
that's why my public status is floss
went from a
young nigga livin' residential
to a
young nigga workin' presidential


Verse Three: 2Pac

I'm just a young black male
cursed since my birth
had ta turn to crack sales
if worse come to worse
headed for them packed jails
or maybe it's a hearse
My only way to stack bail
is out here doin dirt
made my decisions do or die
been hustlin' since Jr. High
No time for askin why
gettin' high
gettin' mine
Put away my 9
cause these times call for four-five shells
cause life is hell and everybody dies
what about these niggas I despise
them loud talkin' cowards shootin' guns into crowds
jeopardizing lives
shoot 'em right between them niggas eyes
it's time to realize
follow tha rules
or follow tha fools, then die
everybody's tryin ta make tha news
niggas confused
quit tryin to be an OG and pay your dues
if you choose to apply yourself
go with tha grain, here come tha riches and tha bitches and tha fame
Heavy in tha Game


Lyrics submitted by x0x0gothicx0x0, edited by FerrousFaucet

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    General CommentThe first two verses are about being drug dealers. It seems like Tupac is glorifying drug dealing in many of his songs, but looking closely at his words here, he doesn't seem to be bragging, just stating that he is a drug dealer because that's how things are, that's just how he gets his money ("just a nigga tryin' to make a livin"). He says he has no friends, because getting money is more important. Richie Rich seems to be glorifying the lifestyle a bit more in his verse, though ("my public status is floss", "a young nigga livin presidential").

    The third verse, Tupac laments having a hard life growing up and again says he sells drugs to get by, even though he knows it can only lead to jail or a hearse. He then tells the listener not to follow the same path, but instead to "follow the rules" and "go with the grain" so as to have a better life. This sentiment is very similar to the song Young Niggaz on the same album, where he admits that selling drugs can get lots of money, but he tells the young niggaz to get their priorities straight and be an accountant or a lawyer instead.
    FerrousFauceton August 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLet me be the first to comment ...

    This is my favourite song of of the album Me Against The World - [next to So Many Tears] - both of Tupacs verses' are delivered flawlessly with a good contribution by Richie Rich.

    Dope track!
    1stGospelon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya and the background beat is sick too
    ovd125on June 16, 2007   Link

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