The Message is the last song from Dr. Dre's album 2001, closing out the album. It is dedicated to his deceased brother, Tyree. The lyrics were ghostwritten by rapper Royce da 5'9". Controversy followed when this information came out, as the subject matter of the song is very personal and it wasn't even written by Dre.
This one is for my brother, Tyree, R.I.P
A message to God
Since you finishin em early, what posessed you to start him?