Tupac: I’m playing a soldier, that’s all. Just like KRS-One, he called himself God, I ain’t calling me God. I’m just doing my part on where I think hip-hop should go. Everybody else doing there thing on where hip-hop should go. I think hip-hop should be about more money, crazier sounds, different beats, more money. ‚Cause with with more money we could do something for the communities that these hip-hop artists are coming out of.
Hot 97: That’s a positive thing.
Tupac: By getting more artists on part singing we could go into more coffee shops and do more performances. We’ve been performing this shit since the 70s, you know what I mean? Let’s get some papers, get some buildings, get some community centers. You can’t do that without money.
Hot 97: Okay, so, but do you think that’s gonna, I mean do you think that it’s gonna be, „boom, take care of your business. Boom, it’s over. Boom, everything is happily ever after?“ You know when you attack somebody and they attack you back, you attack them, they attack…
Tupac: That’s why I don’t attack. You think I’m gonna smack these niggas? I ain’t smacking these niggas.
Hot 97: I think you’re saying that…
Tupac: Do you see me running into Bad Boy with a gun? Does it look like I’m doing drive-bys on these niggas? No, I’m not that nigga, I, for real, I don’t give a fuck if nobody understands, but I’m a soldier
Hot 97: But it’s affecting other people, though. That’s the problem
Tupac: Other people need to just know that life’s a bitch. Sometimes this shit, this shit I mean, damn, life’s a bitch and sometimes you know that. It gets hot. What they thought? They were just gonna make millions and there wasn’t gonna be no problem? You wanna be in the rap game, hustle for it, fight for this shit just like I had to do. I done took bullets and went to jail for this rap shit, done caught cases and got sued and paid millions for this rap shit. About a motherfucker being uncomfortable ‚cause I’m doing my thing. I don’t give a fuck, for real.