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
A artist listend to by many. People post there comments of hate towards 2pac and they dont know what there on about, they see the comercial side of 2pac and not the real him. read about him and then post.
"God of rock" - 2pac is blah blah blah blah blah blah blah human scum blah blah blah blah blah blah. Stfu
The Realest Rapper Ever Who Started to Speak the Truth On The Mic. First of all, Biggie's gonna win hands down when you're talking flow -- strictly from a rhythmic standpoint. Biggie is a swinger -- he swings like a horn player over jazz. He's just spelling his name.
When people said Pac is the best rapper of all time, they don't mean he's just the best rapper -- they just mean what he had to say is most potent, most relevant, and that he is the better human being. Tupac pulled from Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, all of the good speakers.
Even Though You Was Just a CRACK FIEND, Mama
You always was a BLACK QUEEN, Mama
It's like pouring those words out because you MEAN it. Pac rhymed from the pit of his stomach.
Humpty-Hump and Slick Rick rhymed with their nasal palette.
NaS rhymed with the back of his throat.
Pac rhymed from the pit of his stomach. You know, he was just singing it -- singing it out so. If you’re listening to that, there weren't many rappers doing that.
2Pac (Tupac) "Makaveli - The Don Killuminati" Amaru Shakur Represents Boss for the Westside Thug Life Deathrow Outlawz.
Also known as 2Pac, Makaveli
Born June 16, 1971(1971-06-16)
East Harlem, Manhattan,
New York City, New York,
Origin Marin City, California, United States
Died September 13, 1996 (aged 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist
Years active 1990 – 1996
Label(s) Interscope, Out Da Gutta, Death Row, Makaveli, Amaru
Associated acts Digital Underground, Richie Rich, Dave Hollister, Yaki Kadafi, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Outlawz, Daz Dillinger
In late 19932,2PAC Shakur formed the group Thug Life with a number of his friends, including Big Syke, Macadoshis, his stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, and Rated R. The group released their first and only record album Thug Life: Volume 1 on September 26, 1994, which went gold. The album featured the single "Pour Out a Little Liquor" produced by Johnny "J" Jackson, who went on to produce a large part of Shakur's album All Eyez on Me. The group usually performed their concerts without Shakur.
The concept of "Thug Life" was viewed by Shakur as a philosophy for life. He developed the word into a backronym standing for "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody".citation.He declared that the dictionary definition of a "thug" as being a rogue or criminal was not how he used the term, but rather he meant someone who came from oppressive or squalid background and little opportunity but still made a life for himself and was proud.
September 1996 shooting
The famous photograph of Shakur's last moment alive, taken just minutes before the drive-by shooting, from the cover of the book The Killing of Tupac Shakur by Cathy ScottOn the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur attended the Mike Tyson - Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After leaving the match, one of Suge's associates spotted 21 year-old Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson, a member of the Southside Crips, in the MGM Grand lobby and infor...
the greatest nucca rapper in the music indrusty.
2pac was known all over the world.
Tupac Shakur IS KNOWN for his rap music. He uses the media to speak toward the greater audience. Removing his poem and song lyrics is like removing his chance to speak and make a difference in the world. That is what we have to acknowledge and keep. Therefore, the addition of his lyrics is what he is trying to meaningfully say in a clever rhythmic way. One may hear his songs as good music, but inside, the music has a direct message of everyday struggles and lifestyles toward the audience. He may be not with us today, but he is still alive through his voice -- what he has spoken, what he has meant though literature from music. It only seems that the quotes are a lot; he has a lot of important messages to say!
How can you edit 2Pac without first listening to him? How can you edit the influential things he had said without actually learning the roots of where he has come from? They are the basis of editing a person's quotes. You have to be on the same level of 2Pac to understand what he had said and how he felt when he said it.
the greatest and beyond of all time!!
fuck you bitch eva.fuckin stankin ass ho!now suck dat!its obvious that you dont know music....you nutt!
one of the greatest rappers of all time then he died.
2pac is much much better than todays random assortment of garbage