Those who test will find a bullet in they chest
Put to rest by a brotha who was hopeless
Grow up broke on the rope of insanity
How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family

from 2Pac – The Streetz R Deathrow Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Pac is admitting to being part of the violence but he expresses that his situation has brought him to this point. He’s hopeless, broke, and on the brink of insanity. Once again, he points out he’s not the only one. Anyone comin from a broken home can be driven to this point. This also goes back to his verse about “the babies who was raised up from the slavery”. This country’s history has resulted in creating these problems that Pac is not just a part of but trapped in, just like everybody else.

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