Thug Life marks an iconic part of 2Pac’s rap career. The group, founded by Pac, released its first and only studio album in 1994, but the legacy of the name lives on long past the disbanding of the act and 2Pac’s death in 1996.
Thug Life’s biggest singles include “Str8 Ballin’” and "How Long Will They Mourn Me?” Many fans claim 2Pac actually predicts his death in the former. Thug Life was not just the group's name, but considered a way of life underscored by the acronym “The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone.” Thug Life was also the title of a set of codes designed to provide order to increasing gang violence in the early ‘90s. Pac came up with a list of 26 rules signed by the Crips and Bloods in Watts, California in 1992.
Now, according to TMZ, one lucky rich person will be able to have a piece of that legacy for their very own. The 58-page contract for Thug Life: Volume 1 through Interscope Records is now up for auction. The contract from July 24, 1994 outlines the details of the deal and includes the signatures of Thug Life members Big Syke, Mopreme Shakur, Macadoshis, The Rated R, and of course 2Pac.
The 10-track LP went on to sell 500,000 copies in the U.S. Heritage Auctions is putting the contract up for auction on April 15, and the document is expected to rake in at least $6,000 from its sale. So if anyone is really about that Thug Life, and has a few thousand just laying around, the contract could be yours.