Biz Markie and Cool-V on the turntables #bizmarkie #cbsstudios #northhollywood #galo #coolv #djbiz #soyiusayhesjustafriend #80s #oldschool #makeone #ovegalo #kimporterfullen #jackandjillofamerica #nobodybeatsthebiz #thevapors #lovegalo #truckerhats #throwback (at CBS Studio Center)

Man it seems like yesterday I first seen you as a back-Up dancer for Digital Underground (Shouts To Shock G) then became bigger than life itself and touched the world your job was done at a early age and so wiser than most men almost triple your age thank you for making us believe in the poser of unity and creating a nation of T-H-U-G-Z ~Cool V~



Contrary to popular belief, a person who leads a “Thug Life” is not a criminal. The acronym made popular by the great rapper Tupac Shakur has nothing to do with being a “gangsta” or anything of the sort, rather, it stands for all the socially oppressive things we are taught at a young age that negatively affects us (or society) as adults.

When parents teach their children to hate a certain group of people because they are “different” than them, that in turn “fucks everyone,” and the people who are victims of that hate, live a “Thug Life”

Many people who aren’t familiar with Tupac’s work commonly mistaken the phrase as someone who is a “gangsta”, lowlife, “criminal,” etc. not realizing that there is much more to the acronym than meets the eye .

Pac - Reached One & Teached One ~Cool V~