Tupac Amaru Shakur was an inspiration to millions.
While 2Pac was most famous for his rap career, he was also a gifted actor, poet and thoughtful while outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked in America. During his life, he produced an immense amount of artistic work, which included studio albums, major Hollywood feature films, and published works. He was most prolific in the music industry, selling over 75 million albums.2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative. Today, 2Pac is still considered by many to be one of the biggest influences on modern hip-hop.
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”
“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.”
“There’s gon’ be some stuff you gon’ see
that’s gon’ make it hard to smile in the future.
But through whatever you see,
through all the rain and the pain,
you gotta keep your sense of humor.
You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit.
“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
“You’re right.I am crazy. But you know what else? I don’t give a fuck.”
“Only God Can Judge Me
That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my
“A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.”
“Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall”
“Since we all came from a women, got our name from a women, and our game from a women. I wonder why we take from women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time we killed for our women, be real to our women, try to heal our women, cus if we dont we’ll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies, who make the babies. And since a man can’t make one he has no right to tell a women when and where to create one”
“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.”
“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams”
“Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.”
“I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward”
“Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots”
“It’s like if you plant something in the concrete and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinda scratches and marks, you ain’t gonna say “damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from the concrete..” you gonna be like “DAMN! a ROSE grew from the CONCRETE?”
“And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.”
“You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.”
- Remembering Tupac “2Pac” Shakur (urlwilliams.wordpress.com)
- “In the event of my demise” – Tupac Shakur (punkarelly.wordpress.com)
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