Changed Man Lyrics - 2Pac

2Pac Better Dayz cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-11-26
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Gangsta/Thug Rap
length: 3:52
producer: Jazze Pha and Johnny J
mixer: Leslie Brathwaite
engineer: Keston Wright and Leslie Brathwaite
background vocals: Courtney Copeland
guitar: Michael Herring
assistant engineer: Bill Bennett, Steve Fisher and Corey Williams
writer: Johnny J, Jazze Pha, 2Pac
s***, I'm a changed man
Ay, turn the lights out
Big baller 2Pac up in this b****
Y'know how we swing this s***, look
[Verse One: 2Pac]
By age sixteen I sold to dopefiends
Not yet a drug dealer, but I watched 'em closely
Until they noticed me I got the feds wonderin who broke the law
Far too inhibited for gunsmoke, I broke his jaw
Words harder than a f***** diamond
Mobile phone call to Simon, n***** trippin homey, when we ridin?
f*** them slowly like Jodeci
And stick a needle in my eye if I don't live and die for M.O.B.
And f*** your homeboys n**** we can drop the guns
I hit your block and we can box for fun
n**** one on one, last to fall is a baller cat
It's Death Row, why the f*** you think we call it that?
So if you knew me in my past life
Don't act like we homeboys, ain't no love in the fast life
I switch gears on them jealous b******, who do you fear?
The gameplan of a changed man, so what I'm sayin is

[Chorus: Johnta' Austin + (2Pac)]
I changed plans but I'm still the same old rider
(f***** with a changed man)
I slang a new dope to the world but the people still buy it
(n**** you f***** with a changed man)
All my real thug n*****, go and get your hands up
You go and drink the Henn' up
(You f***** with a changed man)
Changed man, you're dealin with a changed man

[Verse Two: T.I.]
In drop top, the glock c***ed, got rocks in my socks
Cops spot Watt n***** but hardly stop n*****
Not if they got n*****, doughboys and hot n*****
Who mighta shot n***** but only by strugglin
I'm for respect nowadays they expect me
to be in a Ferrari or the old SL
Or anything you see flashin past and can't catch
Dat's me, gauge on the Escalade back seat - don't creep
Oh what you think, T.I., P and them sweet? (Don't sleep)
Get you hit from your head to your feet (And you don't know me)
I'm fin' ta introduce you to the old me
You walk in, exploded and leave reload
You don't like a rugged n****, f*** you, blow me
But you will respect me or get it in your neckpiece G
No three n***** here are gonna let me be
or get you inside there's codes to the streets n****

[Verse Three: 2Pac]
A n**** so cold when I flow, bow down to Death Row
Three wheel motion, comin through coastin
Who's that n**** in the G-ride screamin out
M.O.B.! n**** we ride
I hit the charts like a stick-up kid
#1 in the nation
I f***** the world, the Judge gave me probation
Faced with incarceration
Move tapes like it's big weight, slangin to the whole nation
GIMME MINE, or I'm blastin on every song
Murder my enemies, I'm mashin until I'm gone
One love to my thug n*****
And f*** a b****, cause a true sister love n*****
Throw yo' hands in the air, close your eyes and hope
Never come against the massive smoke, on Death Row
My adversaries BLEED
But f*** 'em all 'til the talk cease, f***** with a changed man

[Chorus w/ 2Pac speaking over it]

E'rybody think they understand me
s***, you n***** don't know me
Y'all know that n**** on the rap song
Y'all know that n**** in the movies
You don't know this n**** in 3-D
Real live right up against you in front of yo' face
s***, n**** you f***** with a changed man

[Outro: 2Pac]
Westside, Outlaw Immortalz, hehehe
You f***** with a changed man
Hahaha.. you f***** with a changed man
Hahaha.. I ain't the same, you f***** with a changed man
We ain't the same, you f***** with a changed man
We ain't the same, f***** with a changed man
Changed man

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CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Still Ballin
  • 3 When We Ride on Our Enemies
  • 4 Changed Man
  • 5 Fuck Em All
  • 6 Never B Peace
  • 7 Mama’s Just a Little Girl
  • 8 Street Fame
  • 9 Whatcha Gonna Do
  • 10 Fair Xchange
  • 11 Late Night
  • 12 Ghetto Star
  • 13 Thugz Mansion (Nas acoustic)
    CD 2
  • 1 My Block (remix)
  • 2 Thugz Mansion
  • 3 Never Call U Bitch Again
  • 4 Better Dayz
  • 5 U Can Call
  • 6 Military Minds
  • 7 Fame
  • 8 Fair Xchange (remix)
  • 9 Catchin Feelins
  • 10 There U Go
  • 11 This Life I Lead
  • 12 Who Do U Believe In
  • 13 They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us
  • 14 Outro