Thugz Mansion

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"Thugz Mansion"
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Single by 2Pac featuring Nas and J. Phoenix
from the album Better Dayz
ReleasedOctober 17, 2002
Genre Acoustic hip hop
Label Amaru
Songwriter(s) Tupac Shakur, Nasir Jones, J. Phoenix
Producer(s) 7 Aurelius and Kon Artis (7" Remix version)
A. Pittboss Johnson, Aulsondro "Novelist" Hamilton Emcee N.I.C.E., Claudio Cueni and Michael Herring (Acoustic Version)
2Pac singles chronology
"Letter 2 My Unborn"
"Thugz Mansion"
"Still Ballin'"
Music video
"Thugz Mansion" on YouTube

"Thugz Mansion" is a song by 2Pac, released as a posthumous single with two known popular versions both released on the 2002 album Better Dayz . It was nominated by the Source Awards for Single of the Year (Male Solo Artist).



Thugz Mansion was 2Pac's depiction of a gangster's alternative to heaven. One of the most introspective and spiritual songs by 2Pac, this song talks about how he would rest in peace, and that he would eventually find happiness when he is in a place where all the troubles and pains of his life come to an end, and that he would want to end up in that place of peace after he dies; he also name-drops various figures of African American cultural history (namely: Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Miles Davis) and recent political events (i.e., Latasha Harlins), all of whom he believed to be in heaven.


Two remixes were released posthumously on the 2002 double album, Better Dayz. Disc 1 of the album features a remix listed as "Thugz Mansion-Nas Acoustic" which features fellow rapper Nas and singer J. Phoenix. Disc 2 of the album features a more tradition hip-hop remix and features singer Anthony Hamilton, this version was listed on the album as simply "Thugz Mansion" but it is known as the "7 Remix" due to it being remixed by producer, 7 Aurelius. The true original version, produced by Johnny "J", has never been officially released.

Multiple versions of the "Nas Acoustic" version have been released;

Music video

A music video was shot for the "Nas Acoustic" version and features the featured artists Nas and J. Phoenix. The video was nominated at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video.

Track listing

  1. "Thugz Mansion" - 7" Remix (Explicit)
  2. "Thugz Mansion" - Nas Acoustic (Explicit)
  3. "*ck Em All" (Explicit)
  4. "Thugz Mansion" - CD-ROM video


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