Tupac had a obsession with his own death, and it is heard in many of his lyrics. Here he speaks of rumors of his death told to him, but it was just that, a rumor spread by a “coward,” someone too scared to face him in a confrontation. The problem that the coward had was that Tupac was alive and well at the time of the rumor.
The images of his corpse and his mother sobbing adds to the vivid and emotional imagery…
Influenced by crime, addicted to grindin'
Where I can pile up my chips