Said he wanna be
One day he's gonna be
Say he wanna be
Shorty's gonna be a thug!
Said he wanna be
One day he's gonna be

from 2Pac – Shorty Wanna Be a Thug Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The wannabe thug in the song is Tupac in his youth. The older, wiser Tupac tells his story and then gives his younger self advice

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