I will base my answer on this definition of Thug Life: “Thug life means opposite of someone having all he needs to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim” from Urban Dictionary.

Everything in creation is created by God. Trust only and only in God in every moment, and you can let go of every other worry about your life. You can let go of worrying about money, survival, approval, power, happiness. All you need will come to you exactly when you need it when you only focus on this. You will feel like an emperor even if you have nothing, even no clothes.

For examples to this, examine the life of Ramana Maharshi (owns a few pieces of clothes 🙂 ) and Trailanga (I read about him from the book Autobiography of a Yogi. Info also available at Wikipedia.)

You asked about a decent thug life, I told you about some great ‘thugs’. By examining them you can find your way into your decent thug life, which I believe is very possible.

I gave these people as examples, because I believe a thug life is an inner experience of peace and bliss, free of attachments or expectations to how things should be happening in the world. This inner experience is the true experience of success everybody is actually seeking.

Another resource to find your way into a decent thug life is the teachings in this link. They are truly great. New to Higher Self Teachings? Start here.

Update: I wanted to add this to the answer: This answer is not meant to create a sense of superiority over reality from a perspective of separation. A self realized person is successful no matter what. Because the inner experience is the realization that all is the Self. Sooner or later this must be realized for a continuous experience of success.. so a decent thug life.. must not be an aspiration for a life cheat/hack.. either you realize fully.. or ignorance remains.. Efforts are not wasted but one must aim for full self realization or whatever was aimed for will be only a temporary state of experience. This is what I felt like adding to the answer.