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Thug Life: Volume 1
Thug Life Volume 1
Studio album by Thug Life

Released

26 September 1994

Recorded

March 1993 - May 1994

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk

Length

42:28

Label

Out da Gutta/Interscope, Amaru

Producer

Big Syke, Easy Mo Bee, Jay, Johnny "J", Mopreme, Nate Dogg, Stretch, Thug Music, Warren G

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Thug Life: Volume 1 is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Thug Life, released in 1994 by Out da Gutta and Interscope Records. The album was released during a time of heavy criticism for gangsta rap, and 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 version of this album, with many of the songs still remaining unreleased.

Although later removed from the album, Thug Life performed "Out on Bail" at the 1994 Source Awards. Amaru Entertainment has since gained rights to the album. The track "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" appeared on 2Pac's Greatest Hits compilation album.

It has sold 478,419 copies in the United States as of 2011.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bury Me a G" 2Pac, Mopreme, The Rated R, Big Syke, Macadoshis, Natasha Walker Burns, Harding, Himes, Rivers, Shakur Thug Music 4:58
2. "Don't Get It Twisted" Mopreme, The Rated R, Macadoshis Burns, Gass, Harding, Himes Jay, Mopreme 3:19
3. "Shit Don't Stop" 2Pac, Y.N.V., Macadoshis, The Rated R, Mopreme, Big Syke Burns, Harding, Himes, Rivers, Shakur Thug Music 3:46
4. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" 2Pac Shakur Johnny "J" 3:29
5. "Stay True" 2Pac, Stretch, Mopreme Harding, Shakur, Walker Thug Music 3:09
6. "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Big Syke, The Rated R, Macadoshis Burns, Gass, Himes, Rivers, Shakur Warren G, Nate Dogg 3:52
7. "Under Pressure" 2Pac, Stretch Shakur, Walker Thug Music 4:32
8. "Street Fame" Mopreme, Big Syke, The Rated R Burns, Harding, Himes Stretch 4:00
9. "Cradle to the Grave" 2Pac, Mopreme, The Rated R, Macadoshis, Big Syke Burns, Gass, Harding, Himes, Rivers, Shakur Jay, Big Syke 6:13
10. "Str8 Ballin'" 2Pac Shakur Easy Mo Bee 5:04

Notes

Leftover songsEdit

Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Notes
"Is It Cool 2 Fuck?" 2Pac, Y.N.V. Live Squad Unreleased
"Lie to Kick It" 2Pac Warren G Remixed for R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
"Losin It" 2Pac, Big Syke, Spice 1 Unknown Remixed for R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
"Out On Bail" 2Pac The LG Experience Original version performed at the 1994 Source Awards

Remixed for Loyal to the Game

"Runnin' (From tha Police)" Napoleon, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean, Stretch, The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Buju Banton Easy Mo Bee Released on promotional copies of Thug Life: Volume 1 and One Million Strong compilation

Remixed for Loyal to the Game

"Straight Out Da Gutta" Big Syke, Mopreme, Macadoshis, The Rated R Unknown Unreleased
"Thug Life" 2Pac, Prince Ital Joe Johnny "J" Unreleased

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