We swallow tomorrow's seed, what we leave is hollow
We feed violence and greed, let 'em lead tomorrow
In time, they grip a nine, sippin' wine, they rap
Still I be starin', watch the parents sacrifice their child
The love's gone, a thug's home, with no love
Feelin' so strong, make young boys into drug dealers

from 2Pac (Ft. Vanessa) – This Ain't Livin Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The negative influences affecting today’s youth damage future generations. Feeding “violence and greed” to childrens' minds rather than more positive values ultimately poisons the future leaders of tomorrow.

“A thug’s home, with no love” describes the situation of a broken home — either because one or both parents aren’t around to raise their kids, or they’re unable to. Without positive influences, kids will turn to guns, drugs, and alcohol as their O.G. role-models did.

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