“We gon’ kill all you mother*ckers!
All of y’all motherfuckers, f*ck you, die slow!
Motherf*cker, my .44 make sho’ all y’all kids don’t grow! ” 2pac – Hit em up

If you are a soldier of Tupac, you sure very familiar with the lines of the most successful song of Tupac (2pac) which is a warning to Notorious BIG and Bad Boy Record label, a song full of violent words and sure sounds like an encouragement for Thug Life (Gang life).

F*ck( #2pac Mood), being black hurts true…after 2 hours of listening to songs from Tupac changed my opinion about him and how the media have portrayed him to be a thug.

Take 20minutes out of your time to listen to the following songs:

  • Dear mama,
  • Keep ya head up
  • Changes
  • Life goes on
  • Until the end of time
  • Brenda’s got a baby
  • Do for love
  • Letter to 2 my unborn

And you will understand he is not all about thug life but a great charitable and business minded person, to him ‘thug life’ is a marketing instrument.

Thug Life means:

“Thug;
Is an acronym meaning the hate you give which was made popular by 2pac. Source: Urban Dictionary

This explains a greater part of Tupac’s life considering the fact that he said this words (Thug Life) every time he gets the chance. From his songs, you notice there is another side to thug Life leader’s life.

Not forgetting the business and ethics that made him successful. 2Pac sold over 75 million records worldwide making him one of the best recording artist and mastering his marketing skill will sure increase your value.

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1. Follow Your Passion

It’s good to follow your passion, but don’t fall in love with your business, because you don’t know when your business is going to stop loving.



“Picture perfection pursuing paper with a passion,” 2Pac rhymed on “If I Die 2Nite.” ‘Pac followed his passion, from politics to poetry, from rapping to films. And with this line, he reminded us that we can do the same. Now, go find your passion and follow it.

2. Acknowledge the bad, praise the good

Hell yeah, personally this my favorite lesson from Tupac. It works with your personal, work, religious, health, and entrepreneur or business life. Acknowledging the bad strengthen your decision-making skills and praise the good encourage competition.

“Even as a crack fiend, mama, you always was a black queen, mama.” These words of “Dear Mama” had to be hard to write. But it taught us to describe the negatives, acknowledge the positives and celebrate the good despite the bad.

3. Surround yourself with wolves

opinions of people you associate yourself with have a direct effect on your mind and affect the way you see things, your decision and most importantly your approach to life. Personally, I got lucky to associate with international businessmen and through discussions, I got to know doing things can easy.

And the system maneuvers that make things easy and yet ignorance blinded me to this bright opportunities.

Break away from these dumb n—-s,
” ‘Pac advised us on “Young N—-z.”
“Put down the guns and have some fun,
n—a / The rest’ll come, n—a.” You heard ‘Pac.
It’s okay to have some fun.

4. Do something with your life

Far too many people have the time and complain about the difficulties of the system but don’t find time to think about what they can do. Everybody has the ability to make things happen.

The greatest miracle starts with you and is just the decision to something good.

“Now that I’m grown, I got my mind on bein’ somethin’,” 2Pac rapped on “Young N—-z.” “Don’t wanna be another statistic, out here doin ‘nuthin’.



Pac lived that dream through hard work. Just ask his mom Afeni Shakur, who celebrates him in the video above.

5. Don’t settle for less

I often hear people say if you think it hard being rich, then try poverty. You must know every success achieved automatically becomes your starting point. It is not an option to settle for less in the 21st century where opportunities are within your reach than any other generation before.

Be happy about achieving your result but should not make you reluctant or lazy, keep pushing and dream big and say only the good things in life about yourself. “During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.” -2Pac

6. Evolve or Die

Educate yourself in philosophy, and work to attain enlightenment. Turn off the ‘Reality TV’ shows once and a while to READ a good book. If the dynamic of your personal relationships begins to change, take the necessary action to seek resolution and evolve with your partner.

If you’re stuck in a job that doesn’t allow room for growth, consider finding a new job or speak to your boss. Be your own advocate, always. Change your narrow-minded way of thinking, be open to accepting new ideas and change. You’ll live a more enriching life because of it.

“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.” – 2Pac

7. Never stop dreaming

Ever wonder why this saying “Dream Big” is so popular? Simply means that because many great people regret not having bigger dreams than what they have achieved. No matter where you come from, your age, economic status, or cultural background . . .

NEVER stop dreaming! BE A VISIONARY!

Dream of the person you’d like to evolve into, dream of your family, dream of your success, and once you have a clear picture of what your dreams are, do whatever it takes to ACHIEVE them!…Believe, Achieve, Receive!

“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.” -2Pac

8. Know when to let go

Don’t hang onto sh*t because you fear change. Don’t hang onto someone you don’t love because you’re used to them. Don’t kick yourself in the a*s repeatedly over a mistake you’ve made. Forgive yourself and know when it’s time to LET GO. Have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and put your mental stability first.



“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*ck on.” -2Pac

9. Marketing lesson

There’re some similarities between 2pac, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Shatta Wale which is the success factor in their career. The strategy is to identify what people want and give them what they want. Outlaw, notorious, s*x and loud mouth sell because it makes you unique.

So if you’re a personal brand and wants to be successful then you know the next action to take. Bad ways get results quickly but do not usually last long. Good ways take a longer time to yield dividend and the dividend last longer.

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