2Pac(his full name is Tupac Amaru Shakur) Tupac is arguably the most successful rap artist of all time if not one of the most successful music artist in history with over 75 million albums sold to date. Many people people have identified with retelling of tragedy, struggle, violence, death, poverty, racism, revolution, and overall the imperfections of society. He seemed to captivate millions with lyrics and poetry so believe to be so inspiring that few could compare. Unlike the popular and mostly ignorant thoughts projected by society, Tupac was very intelligent educated and at the age 17 had most likely read more books than the average first year Ivy league student. Many people wish to critize his works however usually have not read or tooken the time analyze some his greatest works. Tupac's short and climatic life is usually summerized and rarely deeply considered. He was an adovate for the entire poetic nature of a generation, however the violent aspect of his music is usually magnified and the poetic nature was understated. People only seen the drugs and ghettos and never the pain and deep emotion. Lesser rapper took Tupac's unique and very influnecial syle of rap and some tranformed it it into a chain of destructive and short lived rap careers that would come to shame all that Tupac represented. Tupac was trying to build a place of belonging for the misunderstood culture of THUG LIFE. Tupac is a symbol of good rap. Tupac accomplished very much in in his lifetime and if you dislike rap do not vent your frustrations on a talented artist like Tupac. No matter what you say you can never take away what Tupac has accomplished and the kindness he's given to the masses that support him. R.I.P
1991: 2Pacalypse Now (Gold)
1993: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (Platinum)
1994: Thug Life: Volume 1 (Gold)
1995: Me Against the World (2x Platinum)
1996: All Eyez on Me (9x Platinum)
1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (7x Platinum) (28 million worldwide)
The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
Ambition Over Adversity
Take one's adversity
Learn from their misfortune
Learn from their pain
Believe in something
Believe in yourself
Turn adversity into ambition
Now blossom into wealth
In the Event of My Demise
In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4
I will die Before My Time
Because I feel the shadow's Depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
before I reached my Death
I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise
A passionate social activist with expressive lyrics who knew how to appeal to people with his revolutionary views. Never showed fear, commanded immense respect from whoever he dealt with, encouraged people to "stop, study your lessons, always do your best" (Me Against The World) and follow their dreams.more...
I listen to Pac, but I tend to gravitate more towards his songs like Me Against The World, , Changes, etc. He lived what he spoke (well, most of it) and the fact that he died at the peak of his career only immortalized him. Very emotional in his lyrics, not necessarily the best/most skillful lyrics, but emotional and passionate and can really touch your heart if you take the time to appreciate. This might be stretching it, but Pac is to me a sort of Shakespeare, who will live forever because he spoke of ideas and concepts that everyone can relate to, like jealousy, greed, hatred, injustice, etc. and he did it articulately and with style. Pac knew how to balance meaningful, deep songs with radio smash hits, an ability lacking in a lot of today's artists.
"Btw, on his album 'Until the End of Time' , he has a song 'Fuck Friendz' (a song that thrashes his 'friends') right beside a song titled 'Lil Homies' (Which is a tribute to his 'friends')."
No man, Fuck Friendz is a song about some girl he wants to get with but not have an emotional relationship. A friend with benefits. And Lil Homies is a song about youth caught in the thug lifestyle before they've even become me...
The most famous, greatest, most influential, best selling rapper of all time.
Many idiots that know nothing other than his music is still released say 'HOW IS HE DEAD@!!@!@!@!@ HE STILL RELEASES MUZIK!!!!!" When true fans know that Tupac was known to record 2-3 songs in one day, and was known to record over 2-300 in his career.
2pac is great. yep. Buy his albums
All i can say is he was and still is the greatest selling rapper of all time. Also if rap is so easy go do it yourself and see where you get bet you want be laughing afterwards. His lyrics/poems are truly inspiring just some you need to look harder into and see where he is coming from before you dissrespect them. Now how many other music genres do you know of that can tell life the way it is and let the ARTISTS use their freedoms and rights to express themselves to a full extent....?? didnt think so.
2pac + Biggie = perfection
2pac is the greatesxt rapper. And any shit head stupid fuck who hates rap or pac can suck my dick
Fred:that curly haired guy hates pac.
Assasin:I'll take care of 'im
'If 2pac was still alive we'd have some deadly music! It's a gaurenteed!'
Some said Nicollo Machiavelli was a spanish philosospher who faked his death, he was Italian. Tupac studied Nicollo's books and beliefs while he was in jail.
2pac is a Legend. Legends live for ever. I love 2pac.
Thug In Peace Makaveli
The epitomy of everything that is good about music. A legend for his music. Not just a musician but a poet and a visionary. Deep thought in his music and lyrics that need and deserve thought. This man didn't rap for money but becasue it was a job. He'd go into the studio every day with tones of shit. The good die young.
2pac/tupac is the greatest songwriter, rapper, poet and musical visionary ever. Period. Biggie is kinda good but nothing close to what 2pac was and is.