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How Snoop Dogg Copied Tupac’s Lyrics For Gin And Juice

"I keep my mind on my money, money on my mind"

Speaking to The Art Of Dialogue, DJ King Assassin gives his reasons why Snoop Dogg copied Tupac’s lyrics which would later be used on the hit single Gin and Juice.

DJ King Assassin claims that Snoop Dogg would copy Tupac’s lyrics on ‘Gotta Get Mine’, and use it for the hit single ‘Gin and Juice’. Gotta Get Mine would also feature Detriot’s own MC Breed.

According to DJ King Assassin, Tupac and Breed had a strong bond together. “Rest in peace to MC Breed. Loved Tupac to the fullest. They were the best of friends. Man, every time breed would come to Cali, it was love. It was his home. Same for Tupac when he went to Detroit, or to Flint, you know, Michigan area. It was nothing but love. It was a party,” says Assassin.

How Snoop Dogg Copied Tupac's Lyrics For Gin And Juice

Tupac’s Verse On Gotta Get Mine

I keep my mind on my money, money on my mind
Finger on the tri**er, ni**a, hand on my 9
Smokin’ blunts a skunk, making holes in punks
And only underground funk pumpin’ outta my trunk

Snoop Dogg & Daz On Gin And Juice

Rollin’ down the street, smokin’ indo
Sippin’ on gin and juice, laid back
With my mind on my money
And my money on my mind
Rollin’ down the street, smokin’ indo
Sippin’ on gin and juice, laid back
With my mind on my money
And my money on my mind

Copying Tupac’s lyrics was nothing new according to DJ King Assassin. In fact this was a reoccurring issue. “This happened a lot with Tupac. Tupac was ahead of his time. He had to actually trash a whole record because, stuff got leaked to certain people, and these certain people used those phrases or took his context,” explains Assassin.

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Assassin also notes that a lot of this is quite evident when hearing the unreleased Tupac songs that have leaked over the years. Referring to ‘Gotta Get Mine’, Assassin says, “that was just one song out of the many that I know of somebody taking Tupac’s lyrics and putting it in their song.”

Was it jealously?

Tupac was indeed ahead of his time, creating classic material way before he hit the main stream scene. “Tupac at the time wasn’t the Tupac that we all know as far as, you know he had done the movie Juice and stuff like that. He wasn’t the Tupac that we all know now. He wasn’t even signed to Death Row at this point. It was still pre Me Against The World days,” says DJ King Assassin.

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“It could have been business reasons. It could have just been they like what Tupac said, and they looked up to Tupac. I think a lot of people looked up to Tupac, and I think that’s why Death Row later signed him. Cause Snoop liked Tupac. Everybody liked Tupac.”

Assassin feels that taking Tupac’s lyrics and not giving credit to him, shows another example of how people were jealous of Tupac at the time. Jealous that Assassin touched on when it came to Ice Cube, and how Cube interfered in the original version of Dear Mama.


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