1) acronym for "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone". This acronyn was made popular by American rap artist 2Pac.
2) The Codes Of Thug Life where a set of codes written by 2Pac. The codes where designed to give order to the rise of gang violence and drug dealing. It made certain immoral actions, against the code which, would become a code of the street.
These codes where signed by heads from the Bloods and Crips at a peace treaty picnic called the Truc Picnic, in California in 1992.
3) Thug Life was a rap group formed by 2Pac which consisted of him and 4 others: Mopreme, Macadoshis, Big Syke, and The Rated R
After 2Pac was imprisoned on rape allegations the rappers would disband. Some would regroup after 2Pac's release and signing with Death Row Records and form the beginning of rap group called Tha Outlawz.

1. All new Jacks to the game must know: a) He’s going to get rich. b) He’s going to jail. c) He’s going to die.

2. Crew Leaders: You are responsible for legal/financial payment commitments to crew members; your word must be your bond.

3. One crew’s rat is every crew’s rat. Rats are now like a disease; sooner or later we all get it; and they should too.

4. Crew leader and posse should select a diplomat, and should work ways to settle disputes. In unity, there is strength!

5. Car jacking in our Hood is against the Code.

6. Slinging to children is against the Code.

7. Having children slinging is against the Code.

8. No slinging in schools.

9. Since the rat Nicky Barnes opened his mouth; ratting has become accepted by some. We’re not having it.

10. Snitches is outta here.

11. The Boys in Blue don’t run nothing; we do. Control the Hood, and make it safe for squares.

12. No slinging to pregnant Sisters. That’s baby killing; that’s genocide!

13. Know your target, who’s the real enemy.

14. Civilians are not a target and should be spared.

15. Harm to children will not be forgiven.

16. Attacking someone’s home where their family is known to reside, must be altered or checked.

17. Senseless brutality and rape must stop.

18. Our old folks must not be abused.

19. Respect our Sisters. Respect our Brothers.

20. Sisters in the Life must be respected if they respect themselves.

21. Military disputes concerning business areas within the community must be handled professionally and not on the block.

22. No shooting at parties.

23. Concerts and parties are neutral territories; no shooting!

24. Know the Code; it’s for everyone.

25. Be a real ruff neck. Be down with the code of the Thug Life.

26. Protect yourself at all times..
by Outlaw 2 Da Death November 26, 2005
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A word Evolved by the late Tupac Shakur. Commonly mistaken for a Criminal. Thug Life is the opposite of someone having all he needs to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim.
"When my heart beats, it screams THUG LIFE."
by Emejdoubleti May 29, 2004
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The Hate You Gave Little Infants Fucks Everybody, meaning, what you feed us as seeds, grows, and blows up in your face, thats Thug Life.
that was the exact quote from Pac himself!
by Matt Dixon April 21, 2004
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Contrary to popular belief, a person who leads a "Thug Life" is not a criminal. The acronym made popular by the great rapper Tupac Shakur has nothing to do with being a "gangsta" or anything of the sort, rather, it stands for all the socially oppressive things we are taught at a young age that negatively affects us (or society) as adults.

When parents teach their children to hate a certain group of people because they are "different" than them, that in turn "fucks everyone," and the people who are victims of that hate, live a "Thug Life"

Many people who aren't familiar with Tupac's work commonly mistaken the phrase as someone who is a "gangsta", lowlife, "criminal," etc. not realising that there is much more to the acronym than meets the eye .

"They wonder what type of nigga be a thug life nigga, we be the craziest" - Quote taken from the Tupac song "Nothing to Lose"
by .PiCe.NuSSy. May 21, 2008
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What is Thug Life? How about hearing it from a real Thug Rapper from DC living hell day by day? NOT BEING SCARED TO DIE! Knowing death is a part of life. Speaking your lifestory and living your life on your sleeve. People who are innocent and get abused by the police? Consider yourself Thugged out. Your a smart ass to cops because you know you can be. You always take the beating because your slightly suicidal in the first place. Show people there is no shame in living with your mom. She gave you life. Smoke weed with Mom. There is no shame is making change either. There is also a lot of Black Humor involved with who Tupac was as a person. Otherwise known as "Black Comedy". Observational humor. Comparing your greatness to their weakness. Some times crackin' a joke can influence the whole outcome of a court hearing. I'm fixin' to do it May 31st 2013. THUG LIFE misnomer: You have to be black and from the "west side". I'm a White Italian being abused by cops in VA. This emotion; This unwillingness to die without getting your words across is the centerfold of what a Thug really is. Having a near death experience and waking up in the hospital bed like: "My God!". Don't leave the earth without leaving a mark. It's only a gift if you give it to someone. Use your Third Eye. Don't let someone fabricate the term THUG LIFE for you. You will find out soon enough. All you wannabes out there...Until you understand that NO ONE understands will NEVER understand.
Urban Dictionary becomes defamed...or they accept my definition of "THUG LIFE". Decide now. I'm takin' out Bad Boy Records you wanna ride with em?
by L DA VICE May 25, 2013
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Opposite of someone who has all the needs to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim.
My bedtime is 7:00, but I go to bed at 7:05
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