Tupac Shakur


Tupac Shakur: Rapper. Actor. Activist. Thug. Poet. Rebel. Visionary. Though his recording career lasted just five years, Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971-1996) is one of the most popular artists in history, with over 75 million records sold worldwide. More than half of his eleven studio albums sold over three million copies in the U.S., and both 1996’s All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits collection have been certified diamond, surpassing the ten-million mark and placing them among the top-selling albums of all time. At the height of his phenomenal success, Tupac’s life was cut short on September 13, 1996 when he was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas at the age of 25. Despite the tragedy, Tupac’s music catalog continued to grow thanks to a significant cache of unreleased songs. He recorded at a relentless pace, eventually amassing enough music for an additional seven studio albums, including the multi-platinum releases R U Still Down?, Until the End of Time, and the double-disc Better Dayz. Nearly a decade after his final album, appreciation has only deepened for the lasting impact of Tupac’s music. Source  


The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Did u hear about the rose that grew

from a crack 

in the concrete

Proving nature's law is wrong it learned 2 walk 

without having feet

Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,

it learned 2 breathe fresh air.

Long live the rose that grew from concrete

when no one else even cared!





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Faith & Hope

Strength & Resilience

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Internal Rhyme

A rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.


the attribution of human qualities to a non-human thing