Most people think Tupac songs are all about himself and his personal life stories. In fact, Tupac only began rapping about his own life after he was shot in Manhattan. Before that period, he rapped from the perspective of ghetto youth as a whole, and placed himself in the shoes of the people who faced the issues he rapped about. That said, 16 on Death Row is written from the perspective of a young cat faced with the realities of the inner city. The anger and passion in his songs are real, and thats how a lot of people in those situations feel. He was a mirror of this society, and was able to put it into words like no other.
Written in 1992
Originally to be used on the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… album, but later added to R U Still Down?