Thugs Get Lonely Too

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"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
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Single by 2Pac featuring Nate Dogg
from the album Loyal to the Game
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2004
Recorded1992 2004
Label Interscope Records
Producer(s) Eminem
2Pac singles chronology
"One Day at a Time (Em's Version)"
"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
"Ghetto Gospel"
Nate Dogg singles chronology
"I Like That"
"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
"The Set Up"

"Thugs Get Lonely Too" is a song by rapper Tupac Shakur. The song was released as a 12" promo single for his 2004 posthumous album Loyal to the Game . The song was also used as the b-side to the album's lead single "Ghetto Gospel". The song features singer Nate Dogg and was produced by Eminem.


It charted at number 55 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100. As the song was released as a promotional single only, no official music video for the song was created. In 1993, Tech N9ne recorded a verse for the song, while living with QDIII, who at the time was working on Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z....

Original Version

The original version of "Thugs Get Lonely Too" was recorded during the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. & Thug Life era. It was produced by Stretch of the rap group Live Squad and sampled heavily from the song "If I Was Your Girlfriend" by Prince. The title of the song also resembles a track called Gigolos Get Lonely Too by The Time, composed by Prince.

Track listing

UK CD single
1."Thugs Get Lonely Too" (feat. Nate Dogg)4:48
2."Hennessey" (Red Spyda remix) (feat. E.D.I. and Sleepy Brown)3:18
Total length:8:06

Weekly charts

US Billboard Hot 100 [1] 98
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [2] 55
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [3] 31

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