Thug Life Volume 1

Thug Life Volume 1 | 1994 | CD Album

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Thug Life Volume 1 is the debut album by the rap group Thug Life, started by rapper Tupac Shakur, and was released on September 26, 1994. The album was originally released by Shakur's label Out Da Gutta Records. Due to heavy criticism on gangsta rap at the time, the original version of the album was scrapped and re-recorded with many of the original songs being cut. It has been said that 2Pac created two other versions of this album, with many of the songs still remaining unreleased.

The group featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and Tupac Shakur. Among the notable tracks on the album are "Bury Me a G," "Cradle to the Grave," "Pour Out a Little Liquor" (which also appears in the soundtrack to the 1994 film Above the Rim), "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" and "Str8 Ballin'." The album only contains ten tracks because Interscope records felt many of the other recorded songs were too controversial to release.

Although the original version of the album never came to fruition as the album went through a number of changes, Tupac performed the planned first single from the album, "Out on Bail" at the 1994 Source Awards. Although the album was originally released on Shakur's label Out Da Gutta, Amaru Entertainment, the label owned by the mother of Tupac Shakur, has since gained the rights to it. Thug Life Volume 1 was certified Gold. The track "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" appeared later in 1998 from 2Pac's Greatest Hits album.

Format:  Digital Download MP3

Released: 1994

Record Label: Interscope Records

Distributed By: Zomba Recording Corporation

Produced By: Thug Music, Nate Dogg, Easy Mo Bee, Warren G, Johnny J, Mopreme, Syke

Style: Gangsta, Funk, Hardcore

State: California


1 Thug Life, Natasha Walker Bury Me A G 04:59
Produced By: Thug Music
2 Thug Life Don't Get It Twisted 03:19
Produced By: Jay, Mopreme
3 Thug Life, Y.N.V. Sh** Don't Stop 03:46
Produced By: Thug Music
4 Thug Life Pour Out A Little Liquor 03:29
Produced By: Johnny J
5 Thug Life Stay True 03:09
Produced By: Thug Music
6 Thug Life, Nate Dogg How Long Will They Mourn Me? 03:53
Produced By: Nate Dogg, Warren G
7 Thug Life Under Presure 04:32
Produced By: Thug Music
8 Thug Life Street Fame 04:00
Produced By: Stretch
9 Thug Life Cradle To The Grave 06:13
Produced By: Syke, Jay
10 Thug Life Str8 Ballin' 05:04
Produced By: Easy Mo Bee
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