His wayward, conflicting expressions of pride, militancy and gangster-ism resonates in a world when black men and women celebrate their heritage and collectively organize against a racist America, yet are also cautious to protect themselves from each other. But no one can deny the way he transformed hip-hop into his singularly muscular, tattooed, bald-headed, bandana-clad image.
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Here are some of the ways 2Pac changed hip-hop — and, by extension, pop culture — forever. But Shakur, who studied acting while attending high school in Atlanta, commanded the screen with an effectiveness that no rapper-turned-moonlighting-actor had managed before, and few have done since. By the end of , Cleveland quintet B. He had already tangled with the legal system on numerous occasions, particularly when he shot two off-duty police officers in But the cemented his reputation as a livewire with a flair for drama. The press hungrily publicized his every move, like the aforementioned spitting episode and, more tragically, his appearance at his sentencing date in a wheelchair after he infamously sustained five gunshots from unknown assailants at Quad Studios.
Countless rappers have weathered the legal system since, but none with as much tumultuousness. Gang , a group of persons, usually youths, who share a common identity and who generally engage in criminal behaviour.
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Uh Oh. I find it very interesting that Tupac was such a fan of Machiavelli.
This was a great, dare I even say epic post, as I too am a huge Tupac fan. Tupac led an interesting life as a rapper, because he transformed himself from a rapper who only rapped about material things women, booze, drugs , and started rapping about politics of the time. It was interesting to see his connection to Machiavelli, such as not wanting to be be hated because he feared for his own death.
Loved the post. I enjoyed and agreed with your comparison between Tupac and Machiavelli. Both of these inspiring figures are my favorite rappers and theorists respectfully.
I thoroughly enjoyed the comparison in which you portrayed how both Tupac and Machiavelli went through drastic measures to make the people around them happy. In all, excellent post and I look forward to reading more. It was in prison where 2pac woke up to the realities of where his life was at, and the powers that be the Illuminati who were out for his life! We have to understand how intelligent, influential, powerful, and benevolent 2pac really was. You will find lots of proof of the extraordinary positive changes he was making in his community and the world.
Just like JFK, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and countless other heroes who dedicated their lives for a better and just world, 2pac was conspired against, and murdered in the hands of the Illuminati. It is crucial to be aware of the world we live in. Love your post.
What makes me keep on reading literature these days is knowing the people who wrote this were siting at home just like us writing and probably thinking about us as they write. Can I simply say what a comfort to uncover somebody who truly knows what they are talking about on the internet. You actually know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of your story. Very insightful!
I really enjoyed your specific speculations and even if they may not be what went through tupacs mind, they are te best and most interesting ive seen yet! He was an extremely talented musician, and his reflection on the contemporary state of Black America is what make him so special and memorable. His views on the legal and political system in America mirror those of Noam Chomsky; If anything Tupac Shakur was an anarchist. Interesting article. RSS - Posts. RSS - Comments. Life Examinations.
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