Snoop Dogg-Gangstas Don’t Live That Long

Snoop Dogg raps about his transformation from a gangsta to a different kind of guy and this time it’s without new marketing personas like Snoop Lion. The video for “Gangstas Don’t Live That Long” shows a grown-up Snoop painting a stop sign for all the gang-bangers and scenes from his worklife, football coaching and family time. Looking at the poster of him and Tupac in the video is an awful reminder of a young Black man killed before he could self-actualize like Snoop. Snoop’s message is that he wouldn’t still be alive if he continued to be a real gangsta but he still questions why he made it and some didn’t like Tupac. The song is from his That’s My Work 3 mixtape.