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
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