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
Tupac's Albums

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)

Tupac's Poetry

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

by Manifestation of Truth June 11, 2007
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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.

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 men. It's not about his friends.

Just one of many examples of how people misconstrue Pac's songs and lyrics to be something they're not because they have some personal problem with rap. So they attack its most influential figure. try again bud.
Verse 2, Me Against The World

With all this extra stressin'
tha question I wonder is after death
I feel my last breath
When will I finally get to rest from this supression
They punish tha people that's askin questions
And those that possess
steal from tha ones without possesions
Tha message I stress
to make you stop
study your lessons
Don't settle for less
Even tha genius asks his questions
Be grateful for blessings
Eon't ever change
keep your essence
Tha power is in tha people and politics we address
Always do your best
Don't let this pressure make ya panic
and when ya get stranded
and things don't go tha way ya planned it
Dreaming of riches
In a position of makin' a difference
politicians and hypocrites
They don't wanna listen
if i'm insane
It's the fame made a brotha change
it wasn't nothin' like tha game
It's just me Against tha World
by Lesane Crooks October 28, 2004
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
by Joey T December 18, 2004
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
by slim_jambo January 03, 2005
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
by Gaminghead December 29, 2004
Tupac Shakur one of the worlds most talented rap artist of it's time. Very talented man.
'If 2pac was still alive we'd have some deadly music! It's a gaurenteed!'
by Miss Diamond May 11, 2005
Correction:
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
by K0-CAINE November 09, 2004
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.
by Mos Def And Kweli are Blackstar February 25, 2005

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