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VOLUME 1 is the only studio album by American hip hop group Thug Life , started by rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
, and was released on September 26, 1994. The group featured Big Syke
Big Syke
, Macadoshis, Mopreme , The Rated R and Tupac
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 on the soundtrack to the 1994 film Above the Rim ), "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" and "Str8 Ballin'." 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. The album only contains ten tracks because Interscope Records felt many of the other recorded songs were too controversial to release. It has been said that 2Pac created two other versions of this album, with many of the songs still remaining unreleased.

Although the original version of the album never came to fruition as the album went through a number of changes, Tupac
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
Amaru Entertainment
, the label owned by Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur , 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.

It sold 500,000 copies in the United States in 1994.

CONTENTS

* 1 Critical reception * 2 Track listing * 3 Samples * 4 Album
Album
chart positions * 5 Singles chart positions * 6 References

CRITICAL RECEPTION

"Full of machismo and do or die stances," wrote Jake Barnes in Q , "the lyrics' hardcore posturing is perversely undercut by sweet and delicate backings from artists like Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield
, George Clinton and The Isley Brothers ."

"A shockingly considered, thoughtful rap record," opined Select 's Matt Hall. "And a very chilling one."

TRACK LISTING

NO. TITLE PRODUCER(S) LENGTH

1. "Bury Me a G" (2Pac , Mopreme , Rated R, Big Syke
Big Syke
, Macadoshis featuring Natasha Walker of Y.N.V.) Thug Music 4:58

2. "Don't Get It Twisted" (Mopreme Shakur, Rated R, Macadoshis)

* Professor Jay * Mopreme

3:19

3. "Shit Don't Stop" (2Pac, Mopreme, Rated R, Big Syke, Macadoshis featuring Y.N.V.) Thug Music 3:46

4. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" (2Pac) Johnny "J" 3:29

5. "Stay True" (2Pac, Mopreme & Stretch) Thug Music 3:09

6. " How Long Will They Mourn Me? " (2Pac, Rated R, Big Syke
Big Syke
& Macadoshis featuring Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
)

* Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
* Warren G
Warren G
* Professor Jay

3:52

7. "Under Pressure" (2Pac & Stretch ) Thug Music 4:32

8. "Street Fame" (Mopreme, Rated R & Big Syke)

* Stretch * Professor Jay

4:00

9. " Cradle to the Grave " (2Pac, Mopreme, Rated R, Big Syke float:right;padding-left:10px;background-color:#eee;margin-right:2px">TOTAL LENGTH: 42:28

SAMPLES

BURY ME A G

* " For the Love of You " by The Isley Brothers

DON\'T GET IT TWISTED

* "Symphonette" by David "Fathead" Newman feat. Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers
* "The Back Down" by Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor

SHIT DON\'T STOP

* " Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) " by Parliament

POUR OUT A LITTLE LIQUOR

* "Impeach the President" by The Honey Drippers * "Cry Together" by The O\'Jays * "Welcome to the Ghetto" by Spice 1 * "Eastside Rendezvous" by Kid Frost
Kid Frost

STAY TRUE

* "Just Want to Be With You" by Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield

HOW LONG WILL THEY MOURN ME?

* "Don't Stop (Ever Loving Me)" by One Way

STR8 BALLIN\'

* "What's a Telephone Bill?" by Bootsy\'s Rubber Band

ALBUM CHART POSITIONS

YEAR ALBUM CHART POSITIONS

Billboard 200
Billboard 200
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums

1994 Thug Life Vol. 1 42 6

SINGLES CHART POSITIONS

YEAR SONG CHART POSITIONS

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles ">

* ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/thug-life-vol-1-mw0000114212 * ^ A B Q , February 1995 * ^ A B Select , January 1995 * ^ DJ Vlad (April 25, 2016). " Thug Life Details Meeting 2Pac, Gang Affiliation, Pac\'s Thug Life Tattoo". YouTube
YouTube
. Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "2Pac - Out On Bail (live 1994)". YouTube. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2012-03-12. * ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-23. * ^ " Tupac
Tupac
Month: 2Pac\'s Discography". Retrieved May 27, 2013. * ^ "Bury Me a G by Thug Life feat. Natasha Walker". WhoSampled . Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "Don\'t Get It Twisted by Thug Life". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "Shit Don\'t Stop by Thug Life feat. Y?N-Vee". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "Pour Out a Little Liquor by Thug Life". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "Stay True by Thug Life". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 November 2016. * ^ " How Long Will They Mourn Me? by Thug Life feat. Nate Dogg". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 26, 2016. * ^ "Str8 Ballin\' by Thug Life". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 November 2016.

* v * t * e

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

STUDIO ALBUMS

* 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
* Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... * Thug Life: Volume 1 * Me Against the World
Me Against the World
* All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
* The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

POSTHUMOUS ALBUMS

* R U Still Down? (Remember Me) * Still I Rise * Until the End of Time * Better Dayz * Loyal to the Game * Pac\'s Life

LIVE ALBUMS

* 2Pac Live * Live at the House of Blues

COMPILATION ALBUMS

* Greatest Hits * The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
* The Prophet: The Best of the Works * Nu-Mixx Klazzics * Tupac: Resurrection * The Rose, Vol. 2 * The Prophet Returns * Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988–1991 * Nu-Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 * Best of 2Pac

RELATED ALBUMS

* Nothing but Trouble (soundtrack) * Sons of the P * Juice (soundtrack) * Poetic Justice (soundtrack) * Above the Rim (soundtrack) * Gridlock\'d (soundtrack) * Gang Related (soundtrack) * A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle

EXTENDED PLAYS

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* "Brenda\'s Got a Baby " * " If My Homie Calls " * "Trapped " * " Holler If Ya Hear Me " * "I Get Around " * " Keep Ya Head Up " * "Papa\'z Song " * " Cradle to the Grave " * " Dear Mama " * " So Many Tears " * "Temptations " * " California Love
California Love
" * " 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted " * " How Do U Want It
How Do U Want It
" * " All Bout U " * "I Ain\'t Mad at Cha " * "Life Goes On " * " Toss It Up " * "To Live border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* " I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto " * " Do for Love " * "Changes " * "Unconditional Love " * "Baby Don\'t Cry ( Keep Ya Head Up II) " * " Who Do U Believe In " * "Until the End of Time " * " Letter 2 My Unborn " * " Thugz Mansion " * "Still Ballin\' " * "Runnin\' (Dying to Live) " * "One Day at a Time (Em\'s Version) " * " Thugs Get Lonely Too " * " Ghetto Gospel " * "Untouchable " * "Pac\'s Life " * " Playa Cardz Right "

OTHER SONGS

* "I Don\'t Give a Fuck " * "Runnin\' (From tha Police) " * "Hit \'Em Up " * " Are U Still Down " * " Panther Power "

FEATURED SINGLES

* "Smile " * " Playa Cardz Right "

BOOKS

* The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Rose That Grew from Concrete

STAGE

* Holler If Ya Hear Me

FILMOGRAPHY

* Nothing but Trouble * Juice * Poetic Justice * Above the Rim * Bullet * Gridlock\'d * Gang Related

DOCUMENTARIES

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* Yaki Kadafi
Yaki Kadafi
* Kastro * Napoleon * E.D.I. Mean * Hussein Fatal
Hussein Fatal
* Mussolini * Komani * Young Noble
Young Noble

RELATED ARTICLES

* Discography * List of songs * Outlawz
Outlawz
* Digital Underground * Afeni Shakur * Assata Sh