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2Pac Shakur - Hip hop giant legacy thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Radical, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Radical

    Radical JF-Expert Member

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    Hi all, this thread is specifically for the purpose of spreading as well as preserving the legacy of the late 2Pac Shakur, who to me was and still is the greatest poet, activist, actor, singer, rapper, etc. ever in this planet.

    Please contribute in terms of; how do you know him, what do you like about him, what were the quotes that inspired you, what are his gratest songs, latest news, etc. so that we keep his music alive generation by generation.

    "I am not saying that I will change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world" - 2Pac!
     
  2. NGULI

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    My favorite quote

    "I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing.
    Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that.
    So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it."

    R.I.P
     
  3. Radical

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    I hope the quote is being applied at your end!
     
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    yes! by applying policy processes and procedures of daily life.
     
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    He stressed about change, same as Obama.
     
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    NGULI JF-Expert Member

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    changes

    see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself
    Is life worth living, should I blast myself?
    I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black
    My stomach hurts, so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch

    Cops give a damn about a negro
    Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he's a hero
    Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
    One less hungry mouth on the welfare

    First ship 'em dope and let 'em deal the brothers
    Give 'em guns, step back, watch 'em kill each other
    It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
    Two shots in the dark, now Huey's dead

    I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
    Unless we share with each other
    We gotta start makin' changes
    Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers

    And that's how it's supposed to be
    How can the devil take a brother, if he's close to me?
    I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
    But things changed, that's the way it is

    Come on, come on, that's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    Come on, come on, that's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    I see no changes, all I see is racist faces
    Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
    We under, I wonder what it takes to make this
    One better place, let's erase the wasted

    Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
    'Cause mo' black and white is smokin' crack tonight
    And only time we chill is when we kill each other
    It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other

    And although it seems heaven sent
    We ain't ready, to see a black President
    It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
    The penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks

    But some things will never change
    Try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
    Now tell me, what's a mother to do?
    Bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you

    You gotta operate the easy way
    I made a G today, but you made it in a sleazy way
    Sellin' crack to the kid, I gotta get paid
    Well hey, well, that's the way it is

    Come on, come on, that's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    Come on, come on, that's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    We gotta make a change
    It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes
    Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
    And let's change the way we treat each other
    You see, the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
    What we gotta do, to survivem

    And still I see no changes, can't a brother get a little peace?
    There's war in the streets and war in the Middle East
    Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs
    So the police can bother me

    And I ain't never did a crime, I ain't have to do
    But now, I'm back with the facts givin' 'em back to you
    Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up
    Crack you up and pimps smack you up

    You gotta learn to hold ya own
    They get jealous when they see ya, with ya mobile phone
    But tell the cops, they can't touch this
    I don't trust this, when they try to rush I bust this

    That's the sound of my tool, you say it ain't cool?
    My mama didn't raise no fool
    And as long as I stay black, I gotta stay strapped
    And I never get to lay back

    'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
    Some buck that I roughed up way back
    Comin' back after all these years
    Rat-a-tat, tat, tat, tat, that's the way it is

    That's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    That's just the way it is
    Things will never be the same, that's just the way it is
    Aww, yeah

    Some things will never change
     
  7. Radical

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    Nguli, If our countries could read this song alone, between the lines; the world would have been a better place.
     
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    the world would never been a better place,for Tupac inspite all his flow was the opposite of a good role model,he reaped what he sown with an appointment with hell at a tender age
     
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    I wonder what song he would have written about Obama?
     
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    me tooo...
    Halafu watu wengi hawajui kuwa 2pac alikuwa
    so extreme....na politics zake za black panther
    nahisi angekuwepo angemtukana obama kuwa puppet
    wa wazungu...
    Unakumbuka alivyokataa kushikana mkono na
    michael jackson???
    2pac angekuwa hai,angekuwa amepitwa na wakati.
    Alikuwa na ubaguzi dhidi ya wazungu.
     
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    Mods tafadhali peleka hii kwenye entertainment.
     
  12. K

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    2Pac was misunderstood, just like Malcolm. When you refuse to compromise you will be hated even by your own people. Most of our own people would rather play it small so other people would feel comfortable around them, and I don't like that a bit. Remember this poem, and I think 2Pac used part of it in one of his song.

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
    talented and fabulous.
    Actually, who are you not to be?

    You are a child of God.
    Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
    There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
    people won't feel insecure around you.

    We were born to make manifest the glory of
    God that is within us.
    It's not just in some of us -- it's in everyone.

    And as we let our own light shine,
    we unconsciously give other people
    permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear,
    our presence automatically liberates others.


    I remember listening to 'Changes' everyday earlier during the Obama campaign before most people noticed similarity in their message. Even that line 'although it seems heaven sent/we aint ready to have a black president' inspired Nas' song 'Black President' and Keyshia Cole's 'Heaven Sent'. Not to get out of topic, but time will tell if 2Pac was right or wrong on that line because as far as I can see, Obama is likely going to be a one-term president.
     
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    he was my favorite one in this Planet RIP Tupak A Shakur
    Sitakusau na wimbo wako wa Dear mama & Me Against the world
    All Eyez On Me lyrics
     
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    The boss
    jamaaa kama angekuwa bado hai angekuwa juu alikuwa so clever na mashairi yake yamekwenda school bwana
    Hivi hawa wazungu wanavyotubagua mpaka leo wewe unaonaje ingawa wanajidau kupretend
    Mie niko nayo hapa yanavyojitenga utadhani bado enzi zile za kina
    Sijui Vasco Da gamma ,Carl peters ,nimeshau
     
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    wewe ndio first lady pekee
    duniani,unaempenda 2pac

    that is very impressive.
     
  16. Mwana va Mutwa

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    you got to find the way to survive cause they win when your soul die,baby please dont cry.........

    duhh R.I.P TUPAC

    na hii

    THEY HAVE GOT MONEY FOR THE WAR, BUT THEY CAN'T FEED THE POOR[PACS LIFE VIDEO]
     
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    By the way, I recommend every 2Pac fan to go watch Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy Or Revenge, I guarantee you you'll love it, especially from half-way through the documentary.....not like that mainstream, safe, Tupac-Ressurection movie.
     
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    He has a song - "only God can judge me"
     
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    His songs are current if you are listening rather than hearing ma man!
     
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    Keynez, I would rate your understanding of 2Pac highly, some one said his time has passed and I told him/her that his songs are current if at all one is "listening" rather than "hearing"

    Thanks for the poem, by the way I have seen it before but I do not recall it being among his songs.
     
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