Houston native Slim Thug has released his fourth studio album titled “Thug Life”, paying homage to 2pac.
Slim Thug’s admiration for 2pac is clear as day on his latest project. Aside from the album title of “Thug Life”, the cover for the album, its inspiration was pulled from 2pac’s “Thug Life: Volume 1” project.
The album which dropped on Friday March 27th, already has two singles out. “This World” released first, as Slim Thug takes us on a journey of his life, plus the current issues of the world today.
Visuals for the single “This World” features a clip of 2pac from his 1992 MTV interview. “This world is sucha – and when I say this world I mean it. I don’t mean it an ideal sense, I mean it on a everyday, every little thing you do. It’s such a give me, give me, give me. Everybody back off,” says 2pac in the clip.
This is the interview where a young 2pac mentions Donald Trump. “You wanna be successful? You wanna be like Trump? Give me, give me, give me. Push, push, push, push. Step, step, step, step. Crush, crush, crush. That’s how it all is.”
Slim Thug would go on to release another song off his new album with “Thug Life (Life Is Crazy)”. An acronym that 2pac made famous, which he described it as The Hate U Gave Little Infant F’s Everybody.
To go along with his way of life and mentality, 2pac would also have the words Thug Life tattooed on his stomach. Making the tattoo one of the most iconic tattoos in music history. Read more about Tupac’s tattoos here.
“Dope game dead, sh*t, everybody telling / On my block its hot, sh*t, everybody felons/ In the streets you either getting high or you selling / Better watch your back boy you know the feds trailing,” raps Slim Thug on “Thug Life (Life Is Crazy)”.