For people today who didn't grow up with this music it's weird and I get that. But in the 90's when you were a teenager this music was real life to you. You thought it was instructions for life and how to deal with people. I can't even confess online the crap I know and witnessed during the 90's because we were all brainwashed into the gangsta rap image.
I don't know your age but if you didn't live through that era It's hard to hear it now and relate. It really was a different world then. We didn't have social groups, social media, etc. we lived on the streets and our code came from our influences which for most in the 90's came from gangsta rap. Nigga's was wild! Let me tell you dude. I punked more people in life than I ever had to fight. And for me I felt like DMX -- because I scared a nigga that much. I've long outgrew those days, but I still remember them clearly. So, when I watch something like the 2pac hoax channel, I relate and get where they are coming from, because I lived it.