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


1Thug Life, Natasha WalkerBury Me A G04:59
Produced By: Thug Music
2Thug LifeDon't Get It Twisted03:19
Produced By: Jay, Mopreme
3Thug Life, Y.N.V.Sh** Don't Stop03:46
Produced By: Thug Music
4Thug LifePour Out A Little Liquor03:29
Produced By: Johnny J
5Thug LifeStay True03:09
Produced By: Thug Music
6Thug Life, Nate DoggHow Long Will They Mourn Me?03:53
Produced By: Nate Dogg, Warren G
7Thug LifeUnder Presure04:32
Produced By: Thug Music
8Thug LifeStreet Fame04:00
Produced By: Stretch
9Thug LifeCradle To The Grave06:13
Produced By: Syke, Jay
10Thug LifeStr8 Ballin'05:04
Produced By: Easy Mo Bee
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