[Hook]
And I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead?
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die?
Runnin' (Dying to Live) by 2Pac (Ft. The Notorious B.I.G.)

The hook samples “Dying To Live” by Edgar Winter.

This song was produced by Eminem after the death of both Pac and Biggie, both artists were in a feud when Pac died in 1996; hence a hook that states “Why am I fighting to live if I’m just living to fight?”, and “Why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die?”

Ironically, Biggie’s album title Ready to Die gives an entirely different meaning.

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Cephei
April 11th, 2014

Note that Edgar Winter’s original ends with a slightly different chorus:

So I’ll keep fighting to live till there’s no reason to fight
And I’ll keep trying to see until the end is in sight
You know I’m trying to give so come on Give me a try
You know I’m dying to live until I’m READY TO DIE

so the sample fits just perfect to both 2Pac and Biggie, as Biggie’s album is also titled “Ready to Die”

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(Seems like my dreams, drowned in by screams, no answer to my questions) Black Cotton by 2Pac (Ft. Eminem, Kastro & Young Noble)

It seems as if God hasn’t given them a sign to all of their questions, kinda like DMX’s Song.

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Nobody don't care
(No matter how hard I try, look to the sky, and I ask God why)
Black Cotton by 2Pac (Ft. Eminem, Kastro & Young Noble)

This goes along with the slaves/black artists toiling away all day and not getting recompensed.

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I know she gone, but she ain't far away Good Girls Go Bad by Game (Ft. Drake) 1

Natalie may have died but she’s watching down on her family from heaven.

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There's a demon inside of me, can I kill it? Hell, no!
Can I kill it? Hell, no! Can I kill it? Hell, no!
There's a demon inside of me, can I kill it? Hell, no!
Can I kill it? Hell, no! Can I kill it? Hell, no!
Demons by Tech N9ne (Ft. Three 6 Mafia)

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But I make moves and I paid dues Dysfunctional by Tech N9ne (Ft. Big Scoob & Krizz Kaliko)

The moves he’s talking about here is most likely signing onto Tech’s Strange Music label. He didn’t want to drop out of music just because it had gone soft, he decided to join a label that cared about lyricism.

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February 4th, 2013

The part “and I Paid Dues” likely refers to Tech N9ne’s participation in the annual “Paid Dues” concert, first participating in 2009, the same year as this song. Whether it was included in this song to commemorate his participation, or to hype up his future involvement (in then-2009), it’s correlation to his “making moves” seems likely that this is the meaning behidn this.

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Cause you're a motherfucker Motherfucker by Hopsin

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You on more bullshit then Waka Flocka Hop SimonSin by Hopsin

Waka Flocka makes a shit ton of money for yelling BOWBOWBOW BRICK SQUAD I GOT MONEY I GOT CASH which is bullshit to Hopsin.

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I murder everything I touch, Ill Mind Of Hopsin 4 by Hopsin

every time he picks up the mic he kills the track

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For real G, I'mma fullfill my dream Street Dreams by Nas

Nas, though having early struggles has a goal that he wants to, and succeeded to fufill.

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