Friends of 2Pac have confirmed that the main inspiration for this track was the Nas song “I Gave You Power” where he raps from the perspective of a gun.
Tupac mentions his childhood in songs sometimes, and it’s never quite the fairytale wonderland you’d imagine
The song is possibly also inspired by Rick James‘ '78 funk song “Mary Jane”, in which Rick is in love with a girl named Mary Jane or marijuana.
[Intro - Girl]
Shit, you mothafuckin' right!
I'm the bitch that's keepin' it live and keepin' it hot when you punk-ass niggas don't!
Nigga West-SIDE! What?!