You don’t need us to tell you that Tupac Shakur was the man. He invented and defined Thug Life as this:
‘Commonly mistaken for a Criminal. Thug Life is the opposite of someone having all he needs to succeed. Thug Life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim.’
But at no point does he mention that it’s gotta be just humans that can lead the Thug Life. We reckon anyone and anything can be a Thug. Don’t believe us? Check out this series of clips that demonstrates what we’re saying. Rats, swans, cats, dogs, even sheep…
Check it out:
Tupac Shakur’s real name was Lesane Parish Crooks. Less than a year after his birth, his mom Afeni changed his name, naming him after the South American revolutionary Túpac Amaru.