Thug Lifes (TLs) are Non-African American juveniles
-- typically from the middle class
-- that attempt to embrace the hip-hop/rap culture by wearing baggy clothing, ERA hats with the sticker still on the bill, Air Force Ones, and large polo shirts with horizontal stripes. Additionally, they
fuse their everyday language with Ebonics, in an attempt to sound "ghetto." They
also acquire tapered fades, thus emulating their African-American
attempt to act "hard" even when
surrounded by perfectly
well-groomed kids. Psychologically, they
actually believe that they
are either African-American
or truly embrace the ghetto life, when
the closest they
will ever get to that realm
is listening to Tupac CDs.
Within the White, Asian, and Latino cultures, these kids are known as wiggas, chiggas, and miggas, respectively.
(TLs) are also
known as Chiggas or Wiggas; Kevin Federline; Eminem; your local White, Latino, or Filipino kid with
an ebonics accent and tapered fade; Miguelito from Antioch, CA.