"Real niggaz do what they wanna do, bitch niggaz do what they can't."
To me elements of this song are Pac'sway of talking a little bit about the Vegas incident if you break it down and listen to the words:
Staring at the world through my rearview Just looking back at the world, from another level ya know what I mean? Staring... This basically is PAC saying he is ahead of the game now looking back using the rearview as a metaphor Meaning he has understanding of the game and is waiting it out now, watching, paying attention, plotting for his Return. Getting high watching time fly pretty much says it all.
Pac says it best at the end of the song when he breaks it down by explaining it:
you ain't knowin what we mean by starin through the rearview... So since you ain't knowin what we mean let me break down understandin The world, the world is behind us... Once a motherf**ker get an understanding on the game and what the levels and the rules of the game is then the world ain't no trick no more.
The world is a game to be played... So now we lookin at the world, from like, behind us.
Niggaz know what we gotta do, just gotta put our mind to it and do it It's all about the papers, money rule the world. Bitches make the world go round.
Real niggaz do they wanna do, bitch niggaz do what they can't. Starin at the world through my rearview. Go on baby scream to God, he can't hear you! I can feel your heart beatin fast cause it's time to die Gettin high, watchin time fly, ya know
VERSE 1: the shooting that went down in Vegas in 1996:
Multiple gunshots fill the block, the fun stops
Niggaz is callin cops, people shot, nobody stop.
I wonder when the world stopped caring last night
Two kids shot while the whole block staring.
I will never understand this society, first they try
to murder me, then they lie to me, product of a dying breed.
Multiple gunshots are the 12 shots fired at the BMW.
The Fun stops means the fun ride they were having to club 662 playing the loud music with the windows rolled down and just chilling is now over. Niggaz callin cops were the entourage and spectators who called the police. People shot were Pac & Suge supposedly
Nobody stop means no one really did anything when this happened, no chase after the shooter by anyone?
Wonder when the world stopped caring last night means the obvious.
2 kids shot while the whole block staring are Pac and Suge getting shot on the strip in Vegas in front of everyone in plain sight.
I will never understand this society, first they try to murder me, then lie to me, I think refers back to the 1994 shooting incident in New York and Pac is talking about Biggie and Puffy lying about not knowing anything about it. Product of a dying breed speaks for itself.
tell me will my enemies flee when they see me, believe me... even Thugs gotta learn to take it easy.listen through the intermissions search your heart for a plan and we turnin Bad boys to grown men, it's on again!
I give a holla to my niggaz in the darkest corners roll a perfect blunt, and let me spark it for ya. One love from a thug nigga rollin with a posse full of paranoid drug dealers, to the end my friend I'm seein nuttin but my dreams comin true While I'm starin at the world through my rearview.
Tell me will my enemies fell when they see me, believe me, is Pacs way of saying when I return will his enemies be afraid?
This line is VERY CLEVER if you read into it like he intended. Through intermission search your heart for a plan meaning Pac is on intermission short break from the world right now but he telling probably his entourage like the outlawz to search for a plan while he is away. We turning Bad boys to grown men means Bad boy is going down. Beware Puffy and Biggie and it seems like this warning was foretold because Biggie Smalls was murdered on March 9th 1997 and the empire we all know today as Bad Boy kind of has become not so big anymore.
I'm seeing nuttin but my dreams come true while Im staring at the world through my rearview means while Pac is sitting back waiting watching time fly by all of dreams are coming true.
His enemies are falling, record label allies are not doing as well and he is safe buying his time.
EDI's VERSE:Now you see him, now you don't, some niggaz be here for the moment, and then they gone, what happened to em? Well let's see, it seems to be a mystery? But all I know I never let the money get to me. Stay down like the, truest Thug Life until I check out this bitch, I thought you knew this.
EDI's Verse is also VERY CLEVER but you have to read into it: Now you see him now you don't ,some niggaz be here for the moment and then they gone what happened to them? This is referring to Pac again its saying now you see him now you don't one day he is here the next he has just disappeared?
Well lets see its seems to be a mystery is referring to this entire conspiracy theory. EDI would be talking about anything else except this and how all of this is a mystery. I never let the money get to me stay down like the truest thug life until I check out this bitch I thought you knew this is saying no one can buy him out he is down with PAC till the end THUG LIFE all the way till he dies.
Back in the days we hustled for sneakers and beepers
nine-six for glocks cause fiends hittin up blocks with street sweepers.
Bless myself when knowin rules to these streets, somethin I learned in school, on some Million Man March shit for the piece/peace True that, only one life to lead, a fast life of greed.
Criminally addicted, infested since a seed. We all die, breed bleed like humans, towns run by young guns, Outlawz and truants, shit's deep Turn eighteen, burn my will when I go Burnt my body with my shotty, or chosin my dough. So while you reminiscing all nights out with the crew Smoke a blunt for me too, I'm starin through your rearview
One Scary line I don't like in this song is the line where Kadafi says.... So while your reminiscing all night out with your crew Smoke a blunt for me too, I'm starin through your rearview.
This could be interpreted a million ways. Kadafi was shot execution style on November 1oth 1996 2 months after Pac's shooting. What is he saying here really? Did he know he was going to die it's almost like he knew something in advance he is pre-telling his homies to smoke a blunt for him too and reminisce about him when he is gone?
Tupac's closing VERSE:
Hahahaha, you ain't knowin what we mean by starin through the rearview So since you ain't knowin what we mean let me break down understandin The world, the world is behind us... Once a motherf**ker get an understanding on the game and what the levels and the rules of the game is Then the world ain't no trick no more.
The world is a game to be played.
So now we lookin at the world, from like, behind us.
Niggaz know what we gotta do, just gotta put our mind to it and do it.
It's all about the papers, money rule the world.
Bitches make the world go round.
Real niggaz do they wanna do, bitch niggaz do what they can't
Starin at the world through my rearview Go on baby scream to God, he can't hear you I can feel your heart beatin fast cause it's time to die Gettin high, watchin time fly, ya know/and we'll be....song fades out.