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Tupac Shakur, By Tupac Amaru Shakur

- ... Never been to law school...one black woman, pregnant,beat the case...that just goes to show the strength of a black woman and the strength of the oppressed “( Tupac; Ressurection, 6). Tupac had a deep respect for him mother. Growing up she was his main support system and an example of power and respect, and not having a father around that was necessary to see. Tupac learned how to respect learning, and knowing of things from his mother, and had a respect that was more than deep, pure and real for her....   [tags: Tupac Shakur, Black people, Hip hop music]

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Analysis Of Tupac Shakur 's Changes

- ... That explains the title of the song and repetition of the words “I see no changes” (2pac Changes, Genius). However, like any protest song, Tupac offers the solution in unity and love. He urges: “I got love for my brothers, but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. We got to start making changes. Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers” (2pac Changes, Genius) Music, Lyric and Organization The song begins with a series of rhetorical questions, an effective technique to capture attention and engage the audience....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Tupac Shakur]

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Comparing Julius Caesar And Tupac Shakur

- ... 53.). Mark Antony read, “ Here is the will, under Caesar’s seal. To every Roman citizen he gives, to several men, seventy-five drachmas” (Shakespeare 3. 2. 243-245.). In that sentence, Antony explains that Caesar’s fortune was supposed to be distributed amongst every Roman citizen when he died. Also, The night before the battle at Philippi, Julius Caesar’s ghost visits Brutus, and tells him that Julius will see him again at the battle (Shakespeare 4. 3. 277-288). Finally, just two years after his death, Julius Caesar was deified, and given the name “The Divine Julius” (Biography.com Editors)....   [tags: Tupac Shakur, Hip hop music, Roman Republic]

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Tupac is Alive, Not Dead

- In the same fashion that Elvis defined Rock ‘n’ Roll; Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop music scene, as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2Pac, or Makaveli) so special were his enormous talent, his on screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was “real” and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards. He was originally from Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Makaveli]

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On Tupac Shakur

-      'Tupac Shakur could possibly be the most influential and compelling of all rappers' (Dyson 106) Do we really know who Tupac was. The famous phrase, 'never judge a book by its cover' applies to Tupac's own personality and character. A first look at Tupac and you see darkness, you see a violent man with no purpose or direction in his life. Then you look deeper inside him, you step into his shoes and see a kind, caring, but very confused man.      Tupac's life story is like any other typical 'thug' lifestyle....   [tags: Tupac Shakur Rapper Rap Essays]

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Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead

- Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead The world has always been filled with certain unknowns and conspiracies that keep people debating between whether or not these unknowns are fact or fiction. History has proved that there are several occurrences that have sprouted questions within the mind. Did we really land on the moon in 1969. Did an alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. What is going on at Area 51. There is one conspiracy that continually demands answers, especially amongst teenagers....   [tags: Tupac Death Dying Shootings Singers Essays]

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Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture

- Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in the 20th century. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with only his mom and loved her very much....   [tags: Tupac Amaur Shakur]

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Tupac

- Tupac When thinking of the Hip-Hop industry, one of the first names that comes to mind is Tupac Shakur. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971. He was reared by his mother Afeni Shakur who was an active member of the Black Panthers. Tupac's family later relocated to Oakland, California, where he spent much of his time on the street. As a kid, he was always getting himself into trouble, and he was very lonely. He started writing songs to keep himself out of trouble. An article from VIBE magazine "Troubled Times for Tupac Shakur" quotes Tupac....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Biography Biographies]

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The Assassination of Tupac

- The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's Assassination, Some people even believe that he is still alive and might make a sudden come back sometime soon, but what has Tupac left behind....   [tags: music, rap music, teenagers]

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Tupac: The Words of an Inspirational Lyricist

- What defines someone as being inspirational to others, do they have to wear a suit and tie, have a Harvard degree, drive a fancy car and speak of nothing but glory. I beg to differ; it depends on the person of whom they are trying to inspire that is why I believe Tupac Shakur is an inspirational icon to underprivileged individuals. Tupac Shakur, through his music, poetry, and political views, inspires young disadvantaged people to recognize that there is life for them outside of the ghetto, poverty, drugs and other adversities....   [tags: Disadvantaged Youth, Relating to People]

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Tupac: The Best Rapper Ever

- When you hear the name Tupac Amaru Shakur (2pac) you think of a rapper maybe a “Thug”. But Tupac just didn’t rap he was also a Poet. There is much more to his life than him rapping. Tupac positively affected society with his words in his songs and by singing. He was more than just a rapper. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971 to Afeni Shakur in New York City. His real name is Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac was mainly raised by his mom, because his dad really didn’t have much to do with him when he was born....   [tags: music, prison, expression]

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Tupac Shakur: Gone But Not Forgotten

- When someone says Tupac Shakur, there is not a person in my generation that does not have some idea of who he is, that being said it is nearly impossible for me not to have a biased opinion towards him. Tupac Shakur was an individual with a passion to help his fellow struggling “niggas” by trying to improve the neighborhoods of those who were forced to grow up in the ghetto slums of the inner city. He survived a rough childhood that was filled with violence, drugs, and without a father. That caused him to be ungrounded by his mother all the time growing up....   [tags: Hip Hop artists and casualties]

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A Brief Biography of Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur is widely considered by his fans as one of the best, most life changing, influential, and one of the best rappers of the nineties. The rapper’s hoarse and great voice described his absolute contradiction, setting misogyny against praise of strong women. One of these strong women included his mother who had to raise him and her other child by herself throughout the tough times in her life according to one of his greatest hit songs “Dear Mama”. During his musical career, he released many albums such as “This Is an EP Release”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991 (With Digital Underground), “Sons of the P”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991,(with Digital Underground), “2Pacalypse Now”, (...   [tags: influential rappers]

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Tupac Shakur and Curtis Jackson

- Many Americans don't see the uglier side of the U.S. Most people don't see the events that take place behind the music. When comparing Tupac and 50 Cent, one can see the flaws of American society. Both Tupac and 50 Cent come from a history of violence and drugs. They both had to make something out of what they had which was very little. They realized that if you want to achieve then you have to dream, and do whatever it takes you to achieve that dream. They had the ambition very few others had. Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) came from nothing and had to start providing for himself when he was twelve years old....   [tags: 50 Cent, music producers and performers]

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Tupac Shakur & Curtis Jackson

- Many Americans don't see the uglier side of the U.S. Most people don't see the events that take place behind the music. When comparing Tupac and 50 Cent, one can see the flaws of American society. Both Tupac and 50 Cent come from a history of violence and drugs. They both had to make something out of what they had which was very little. They realized that if you want to achieve then you have to dream, and do whatever it takes you to achieve that dream. They had the ambition very few others had. Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) came from nothing and had to start providing for himself when he was twelve years old....   [tags: American society, violence, drugs]

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The Mystery of Tupac Shakur

- Who really killed Tupac Shakur is one of the most intriguing questions of our generation. The conspiracy theories are endless as well as outlandishly speculative. Many factors contribute to answering this seemingly unanswerable question. Rivalries, money, and fame all play key factors in determining what happened to one of the most famous rappers of all time. Rivalry and tension among his many enemies were the driving causes of Shakur’s death. Even those whom he once called friends may have turned on him as a result of jealousy or revenge....   [tags: Unsloved Mystery, Rapper, Murder, Biggie Smalls]

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Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur, otherwise known as 2Pac, was well known for his accomplishments in the rap industry, as well as his career in acting. When most people look back at the life of Tupac they will remember September 7th 1996, the night Shakur was shot four times on the streets of Las Vegas. Six days later on September 13th 1996, he was pronounced dead at the University Of Nevada Medical Center (THUG, 2011). Although most individuals believed that the tension between the East Coast and the West Coast would lighten with the death of Tupac, it did just the opposite....   [tags: Music, Rap Industry]

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Tupac Shakur's Death

- Have you ever heard of Tupac, the 1990 hip-hop sensation. Have you heard how he died, or even who killed him. Well, this is what this essay is about, the murder of Tupac Shakur, also known as Makaveli. The murder of Tupac Shakur is a conspiracy topic. A conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. Many humans believe that Tupac is still alive and in hiding, while the other percentage think he is dead. On September 7,1996, Tupac Shakur had just left a wrestling match and was at a traffic light when he was shot by a African American male in a white Cadillac....   [tags: murder, alive, shooting]

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The African American Subculture in Changes by Tupac

- ... Example of police officers brutality in the 1990s would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, the predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King). This incident triggered massive riots in Los Angeles areas. Tupac was aware of the violence and saw no change from decades ago; racism was alive and thrived in the streets of America....   [tags: rapper, brutality, drugs]

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Biggie and Tupac: Who is Responsible for Their Deaths

- Biggie and Tupac (2002) directed by British film maker, Nick Broomfield, digs deeper into the unsolved murder cases of rap artists, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace. Broomfield, who is known for his controversial and exposing documentaries, goes out of his way to try and solve the case with the help of eyewitnesses, family and friends of the late artists. With revealing interviews and eventually identifying a few of the people responsible for Tupac and Biggie Smalls' murders, Broomfield strives to solve both the cases in this film....   [tags: murder, documentary, interviews]

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The True Story Capture in "Biggie and Tupac"

- Documentary has been heavily associated as a representation of the truth and reality due to its absence of fictional elements and control by the filmmaker (Chapman, 2009). It aims to entice the audience perception of the information presented as fundamental and legitimate (Beattie, 2004). With today's technology, the question of manipulated facts and proclaimed evidences presented in documentaries has heightened concerns in providing the audience with the truth and the real. Hence, with reference to the documentary on "Biggie and Tupac" (2002) directed by Nick Broomfield, we will explore how the documentary has managed to capture the real in terms of structure, style and modes of documentary...   [tags: documentary, rap, interviews]

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The Mystery Surrounding Tupac Shakur’s Death

- The difficulty and impossibility of someone faking their death and being successful in doing so is off the charts, but there is someone who possibly did it in 1996 that is still alive today. Tupac (2Pac) Shakur was widely known for his rap and hip hop music, but he was also an actor. Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996 (“2 Pac (Tupac) Planet”). It seemed like Tupac had beef with just about everyone and that he was easily offended. Part of that had to do with his rough upbringing. He had beef and controversy with many people; most commonly with rapper Biggie Smalls A.K.A....   [tags: Rap, Hip Hop Music, Biggie Smalls, Fake Death]

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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur

- The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur Thesis Statement The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were two of the greatest rappers of all time. They are the most looked up to, revered, and respected artists in all of rap history. They shall be missed for generations to come. Limitations 1. This term paper will talk about Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. life as a rapper and a drug dealer. 2.This term paper will talk about Tupac Shakur's life as a rapper. 3.The paper will also talk about their contributions to the growth of the international popularity in the rap industry....   [tags: Papers]

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The Life of Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. Named after an Inca Chief, Tupac Amaru means “Shining Serpent” referring to wisdom and courage and Shakur meaning “thankful to God”. Shakurs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a leading member of the Black Panthers, a radical wing of the civil rights movement, with support for hardcore ghettos as well as white patronage. When Tupac’s mother was pregnant with Tupac she was spending time in the Woman’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village for conspiring to bomb several public places in New York City....   [tags: Tubac Biography Shakur Essays]

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Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur

- Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur Central theme: Tupac was a very misunderstood individual, and a lot can be learned from his life. 1. When most people hear the name Tupac, they think of a tattooed thug, a gangsta rapper killed in a tragic shooting who only got what was coming to him, a man who lived by the gun, and who died by the gun. However, those people probably have never taken a chance to look beyond what their eyes tell them, past the ignorance and into the depths of the man who really was Tupac....   [tags: Papers]

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Tupac

- Tupac The rapper known as Tupac Shakur,was born in 1971 in Bronx, NY. Tupac's struggles began early. When Tupac was young, his mother was a member of the organization known as "The Black Panthers." Tupac survived a hard childhood with a drug addicted mother and the rough streets of Baltimore, where they both moved. Soon after their move, Tupac would attend the Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts. This school is what started Tupac in his love of poetry as well as music. Tupac also began writing his rap lyrics here....   [tags: Papers]

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- You are here: Home > Free Papers Search For Papers... --->BiographiesBusinessLiteratureHealthHistoryMythologyPhilosophyPoliticsPsychologyReligionSciencesSocial IssuesTechnology----------------Custom Papers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tupak Shakur / Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2pac) DOB: June 16, 1971 – Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 – Las Vegas, NY Height: 5’10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding Godfather: Elmar “Geronimo” Pratt Music Group: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Do...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive

- Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many of them bodyguards. Four unidentified men pulled alongside Suge’s car, fired 13 rounds, and sped away....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Shooting of Tupac Shakur

- The Shooting of Tupac Shakur Bang. The sound of a bullet being fired from a gun. To some, a sound of protection and safety, to others sheer agony and pain, and to some unlucky few the last sound they will ever hear. One of these unlucky few happened to be Tupac Shakur on the fateful night of September 7, 1996 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Tupac he had to listen to a flurry of 15 bullets, some of which buried themselves deep into his chest, while the others ended up in the side of his car....   [tags: Papers]

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Tupac

- Shakur and Wallace are known as two of the greatest rap artists of all time. Both of these men were murdered in the past 6 years. After the death of Shakur, there was a lot of controversy about who had killed him and if he was really dead or not. He was killed in 1996 so the talk had stopped for many years until last month. Before I get into the new findings, I’ll give you some background information. Wallace and Shakur were once good friends and then became enemies. Both men would rap mean, nasty stuff about each other and Shakur even claimed to have slept with Wallace’s wife, Faith Evans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tupac

- Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential music artist of the 20th Century. “Murda, Murda, Murda, and Kill, Kill, Kill…” these are they lyrics to one of the songs written by Tupac Shakur. Amidst all the controversy surrounding his personal life, this artist has managed to overcome all obstacles and spread his hope/hate message to a surprisingly receptive audience. Tupac’s music is borrowed from the styles of early rap and hip-hop yet its appeal rested in Tupac himself. His persona of “Thug Poet” opened up a portal into the new genre of “Gangsta Rap.” This new style of music revolutionized the music industry and allowed several new artists to break through in Tupac’s creation, Gangsta Rap...   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Tupac I read a book about Tupac Shakur, the most famous music artist in Rap history. What many people misbelieve about Tupac is that he was just another thug of the streets. He wasn’t though he had a very kind and generous heart that only the people that got the chance to know him knew. Tupac Shakur had a very deep passion for sticking with his family. His thug life mentality is not what killed him but his love for music and his family Death Row. After reading this book it made me realize the importance of loyalty, and sticking with what you believe in....   [tags: Papers]

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- Tupac Shakur was a black African American rapper who lived his life with poverty, violence and drugs. The songs ““Hellrazor””, “Me and My Girlfriend” and the poem “In the Event of my Demise” reflect the tragedy and pain which was Tupac’s life. All his poetry relies on vivid imagery and violent language to create a very realistic picture of how terrible life can be living in the ghettos of America. The song “Hellrazor” is a very dramatic song which tells the story of a young black African American male trying to make his way into becoming a “Gangsta” as he has no other way to support himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography on Tupac Shakur

- Biography on Tupac Shakur In much the same fashion that Kurt Cobain defined the alternative rock music scene, Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop scene as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2pac) so special was his enormous talent, his on-screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was 'real' and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Since his death, there's been a deluge of speculation on who and why, and even if, but unfortunately still no concrete answers exist for any of these questions....   [tags: Papers]

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Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. Early in his life, he moved to Baltimore, ND, where he attended The Baltimore School, Tupac led a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable to continue his training. He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family. That’s when Tupac began “Hanging with the wrong crowd”(Shontae W.). Tupac later got into the rap and acting business, he was dedicated to both rap/hiphop and acting....   [tags: Papers]

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Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential artist of our last decade. He not only made several albums, but was also a large role in many films and a poet. Millions of people bought and still buy his albums. He was a pioneer to gangster rap, and he sang about things that mattered. Although, he was a role model and was admired by many, he also had a lot of enemies, and in the end, his enemies over powered his fans by taking his life. Some say that he may still be alive, but no one really knows....   [tags: Papers]

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Tupac Shakur

- A Thug Life What is it that determines and creates an abnormality in the mental state of a young man growing up in east Harlem the violence, gangs, drug abuse, or perhaps overall condition of poverty they’re brought up in. A young black kid that no one on the street expects to go anywhere or do anything with his life that is if he even gets past the age of eighteen, destined for doom before he’s even brought into the world. Tupac Amaru Shakur, or makaveli which ever you decide to call him grew up in exactly these conditions if not worse....   [tags: Biography]

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Mystery Behind Death of Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur Tupac has brought his fans together with his music, poetry and acting. But this dead or alive dilemma has split these fans into two groups. Those who believe he is still alive and believe he has faked his death. The others are the ones who believe he has lived, and has lived well but is now at peace. Why would anybody have reason to believe that he is still alive. People have a good reason to believe that he is still alive. One reason is that the facts that point to him being alive largely outnumber those which insist he is dead....   [tags: Rap Music]

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Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur “ Poverty, murder, violence and never a day 2 rest.” Those were the words of Tupac Shakur, a legendary rapper. Tupac Amaru Shakur (born June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rapping and hip hop music, as well as his movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling rap artist, with over 75 million albums sold worldwide, including over 50 millions in the United States alone....   [tags: Rapper Tupck Biography]

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Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World

- Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World I was 13 years old. Anticipation thrilled my mind and body as the sea air wafted through the window. My best friend and I were nearing the beach and the mini-van we had inhabited for six hours felt as though it was closing in on us. Thoughts of the beach, the simplicity, and the freedom had controlled my mind for weeks, even months prior to our trip to the beach. Harnessing my recent hormone attack was still a challenge and images of tan girls plagued my mind....   [tags: Music]

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Tupac Shakur

- 2pac. Hip hop/R'n'B. The Eternal Lament From my mind 2 the depths of my soul I yearn 2 achieve all of my goals And all of my free time will be spent On the 1's I miss I will lament I am not a perfectionist But still I seek perfection I am not a great romantic But yet I yearn 4 affection Eternally my mind will produce ways 2 put my talents 2 use and when I'm done no matter where I've been I'll yearn 2 do it all again. 2pac though out his life learned to live his dreams and reach his goals he learned to believe in his own success , and his music become his life....   [tags: Biography]

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Tupac's Murderer Discovered

- Tupac's Murderer Discovered THE unsolved murder of Lesane Parish Crooks, more widely known as Tupac Amaru Shakur has finally been solved. The legendary rapper died on the 13/11/96 after being shot 4 times by an unknown offender with a semiautomatic pistol. Suspicions targeted Suge Knight, the president of Death Row records, Notorious B.I.G and even Tupac himself, some believed he faked it for publicity. Evidence now shows that a Compton gang, the Southside Crips carried out the shooting because of Tupac beating one of the gang members just a few hours before....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Tupac Shakur Biography

- Tupac Shakur 1971-1996 Born: June 16, 1971 in New York, New York, United States Died: September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Ethnicity: African American Occupation: Rap Musician, Musician, Actor "Don't shed a tear for me ... / I ain't happy here / I hope they bury me and send me to my rest / Headlines readin' murdered to death."--from "If I Die Tonight" on Me against the World (1995) BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY With his tattoo-splattered physique, piercing deep-set eyes, and shaved head, Tupac Amaru Shakur came across as middle America's worst nightmare, the darkest strain of hip-hop....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tupac Shaku Is Hoping for People of All Color to Get Along in Song, The Changes

- ... Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he’s a hero” (2PAC LYRICS). During the 1980s and 1990s, United States still had problems of police corruption and brutality. When a police officer kills a black person, the community would celebrate the officers as a hero for helping the society. Example police officers abusing their powers would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers even after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King)....   [tags: utopia, rapper, african american]

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Appreciation from Son to Mother in Tupac Shakur's Song, Dear Mama

- Throughout the emotional lyrics of Tupac Shakur’s song “Dear Mama”, he constantly reveals trial and tribulation. Shakur sympathetically expresses the obstacles he endures due to the undying support of his mother who displays sacrificial love. He explains the abnormal circumstances in which his family undergoes such as poverty, single parenting, and even feelings of hopelessness. Shakur characterizes his mother as a heroic figure, who outshines the negative aspects of his life by providing the essentials only a mother could both physically and morally instill in her child....   [tags: music]

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Hip Hop’s Greatest Controversy: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac

- Hip Hop’s Greatest Controversy: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac Hip Hop started in the South Bronx, New York City in the 1970’s. Hip Hop as a music and culture started when block parties became popular, particular among African-American youths who reside in Bronx. Deejays would play popular songs on turntables at that time and start to break or “scratching” in between playing songs to create their own beats. Hip Hop served as a voice for the inner city youths were from a low-income families. The culture would reflect their way of life....   [tags: violence, culture, parties]

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It 's Not All Flowers And Sausages

- At the outset, in Jennifer Scoggin’s memoir It 's Not All Flowers and Sausages: My Adventures in Second Grade, she recounts a surfeit of great experiences she has had since the inception of her career as a second-grade teacher at an inner-city public elementary school up until this present day. In the prologue of It 's Not All Flowers and Sausages she voices her idea of a “teacher soundtrack”, a musical collage comprised of approximately 40 melodies that speak into the lives of public school educators, supplies them with the alleviation needed from an arduous day of teaching students with various backgrounds in a diversified classroom, and last but not least, a spur for the following day to...   [tags: Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G.]

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Bigger Thomas, of Native Son and Tupac Shakur

- "Negro writers must accept the nationalist implications of their lives, not in order to encourage them, but in order to change and transcend them. They must accept the concept of nationalism because, in order to transcend it, they must posses and understand it." -- Richard Wright In 1996, famed rapper and entertainer Tupac Shakur[1] was gunned down in Las Vegas. Journalistic sentiment at the time suggested he deserved the brutal death. The New York Times headline, "Rap Performer Who Personified Violence, Dies," suggested Shakur, who was twenty five when he died, deserved his untimely death....   [tags: Richard Wright's Native Son, 2015]

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Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist

- Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur]

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Rap Music And Its Impact On Today 's Youth

- ... This was an attack on his integrity as well as his reputation. Throughout the later years of his career, Tupac continued to portray his gangster persona through both his songs and his actions. He became the epitome of a “bad boy” and demolished his activist lifestyle. Sadly, Tupac died in 1996. However, he is still a popular artist that many people continue to listen to today. Unfortunately, adolescents only see Tupac Shakur’s “gangsta” persona and that lifestyle is what is taken away with them, as all of his activism towards police profiling goes unnoticed....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping]

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The Relationship Between The Men And Women

- ... In the lyrics “And when he tell you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him and if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him cause sista you don’t need him.” Tupac is telling the woman that they are worth more than how some men treat them. In this line, he is saying that if he doesn’t love you or treats you right don’t stay and settle. Tupac talks about how a woman has to see that they have the power because they don’t need a man; especially if he isn’t treating her how she should be she doesn’t have to stay....   [tags: Tupac Shakur, Hip hop music, African American]

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Rap Is An American Music

- ... Contrastingly, Drake’s Tune, “Over” speaks to a very surprisingly era of rap music. The rapper is from the school of commercial rap. The genre is presently into commercial and dance club tunes. In the melody, Drake conveys the message that he is fruitful and that he does not value the consideration he gets now that he has made it. The melody utilizes exacting messages with the tune being rehashed ordinarily that it dominates the message of the song. The musical performance of Drake in thus piece is laid back with concordance, sort of conversing with a group of people....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping, Rakim]

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American Rap

- American rap has changed very much over time. A big reason for that was the work of Tupac and Eminem. Although Tupac isn’t around anymore, Eminem is still changing the rap game forever. In the early stages of rap, it was mainly popular to african americans and performed by african americans but since the emergence of Eminem, rap music is more popular to all races and is being performed by all races as well. Rap has changed very much over time and the similarities and differences between Tupac and Eminem had a great impact on the American rap industry and American culture....   [tags: music, eminem, tupac]

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Hip Hop Culture And Its Creation Of Rap Music

- ... Accusations of violence serve as the muse for the “imagery of race that is in play,” and the actual source of all of these perpetuations, accusations, and injustices (Dyer, 1997, pg. 1). This violent theme continues to be prevalent within rap music because just recently have white capitalists overtaken ownership of many of these artist’s recording labels, thus selfishly dictating how the music must be portrayed in order to produce revenue. Within this rhythmic poetry, artists will assume hyper-masculine roles in demands of a respected reputation and an attempt to disrupt peace solidified and enjoyed by the racially privileged....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Tupac Shakur, Black people]

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Hip Hop Is An Expression Of Culture

- Hip Hop is an expression of culture, life through words, and language. When you think of hip hop you think of graffiti, breakdancing, MC’s, and DJ’s. Hip Hop started in South Bronx, New York in the 60’s and the culture of hip hop since then has evolved. Every generation has added their own swag to the culture of hip hop through style of music, lyrics, fashion, dancing, etc. This 21st century of hip hop has went on a completely different path regarding fashion, the way male artists talk about women, quality of lyrics by artists, plus more....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Black people, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- In the late 1970’s hip-hop/rap music emerged as one of the most popular musical genres, and it remains as one to this day. However, there is a big difference in the content of a song like Sugar Hill Gang’s 1978 single “Rappers Delight” and a modern day rap song. When hip-hop music first began it served as a type of party music that was made primarily from African American men. The music quickly gained popularity, and before long, members of all races were enjoying it. However, in the early 1980’s hip-hop music became more of a mirror into ghetto culture rather than just upbeat enjoyable music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Tupac Shakur]

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The Roots of Hip Hop and Rap

- Hip-hop started out in the Bronx in New York City with DJ Clive “Cool Herc” Campbell. A man of Jamaica, he essentially birthed the new genre of music by carrying over the Jamaican tradition of Toasting, which “is boastful poetry or over a melody provided by a deejay.” (ROOTS ‘n’ RAP, rice.edu) Its creation can be accredited to the record spinning DJ’s of the clubs of the 1970s. From this, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was created. He would come up with creative rhymed phrases that could be delivered over a beat or acapella at dance clubs....   [tags: Biggie, Shakur, Tupac]

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Grendel Is Not Evil?

- ... During his conversation with the dragon, Grendel demands, “Why shouldn’t one change one’s ways, improve one’s character?” (72). His desire to change undoubtedly evidences the presence of good. Grendel’s desperation parallels that of many who prescribe to religion; he is seeking a method “to help [him] control the [evil impulse],” as many do (“Good, Evil and Freewill in Judaism” 1). By examining John Gardner’s portrayal of Grendel’s urge to do evil, as well as Jewish philosophy, readers can confirm that Grendel has both good and evil impulses, and cannot be condemned as purely evil....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Emotion, Tupac Shakur]

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Hip-Hop/Rap: Music Appreciation

- Hip-Hop/Rap is one of the biggest growing genres of today. From its early stages in the 1970’s to today’s pop culture, it has grown quite a lot. Unfortunately, it has developed a terrible reputation of drugs, violence, abuse, and gangs. When people associate Hip-Hop with things it is usually a negative image that comes to the person’s mind. Which is sad, Hip-Hop/Rap has a great artistic quality to them that gets so easily overlooked. There is true poetry and emotion behind these lyrics and beats, but not everyone is willing to sit down and listen to it....   [tags: rap, hip hop, rappers, music, tupac]

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Life, Career, and Death of 2Pac

- Tupac Amaru Shakur, most known by the name 2Pac and briefly also known as Makaveli, was an american rapper and actor. He was born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac was raised by his mother as a child and she was a member of the “Black Panthers”. But during the time of her pregnancy with Tupac, she was in jail with bombing charges. She was facing a possible sentence of up to three hundred years in prison. But she was her own attorney and she beat the charges and was released from jail just in time for Tupacs birth (one month before his birth)....   [tags: rivalries, drive-by, gang]

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How Rap Is Influenced by God

- ... The vast majority of the rappers now a day have truly focused on describing life. So many people may hear the expressions through albums or singles some sort of method involved. During the 80s and 90s rappers did involve many of the “social” critiques that were being faced. Through out the lives of the emotionally damaged rappers there was usually a story to every one of the songs produced. Usually containing a background story, sometimes in form of prayer because the people that explain this, do not know in what other form to pray to God....   [tags: hip hop, minority culture]

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Hip Hop Culture By Tobey S. Jenkins

- ... In these verses Tupac indicates that many African Americans live in poverty and they are not given many opportunities to do well for themselves. Changes to better their situation seem unobtainable and he portrays the voice of impoverished groups as he questions his purpose in life. He contemplates whether or not he should continue living. This verse also indicates that people with very little opportunity must deviate from the norms which society has placed on them, meaning that because they have no opportunity they must resort to stealing in order to avoid hunger....   [tags: Sociology, African American, Hip hop music, Racism]

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The Importance of Education in Preventing Prejudice

- Ignorance is a huge problem, it is one of the biggest factors responsible for issues such as racism and sexism. Luckily, ignorance, generally speaking, is a relatively easy issue to fix. The obvious answer here would be more education, but this is not necessarily the case. In order to eliminate much of the racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice that arise due to ignorance, it is necessary to look at education from another perspective: one that encourages togetherness and development alongside people of all races and genders....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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Macklemore Inspiration Essay

- ... Tupac, one of Macklemore’s biggest inspirations, had a similar background. Tupac also struggled with drugs through most of his life having to fight the same uphill battle as Macklemore (Tupac 4). Tupac grew up in Oakland California and was raised in a family that faced financial difficulty. Like Macklemore, his past did not undermine his future, and both Macklemore’s and Tupac’s wills to be great overcame any adversity trying to stop them helping them become the great musicians they are today....   [tags: contemporary singers]

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To Live and Die in LA

- Perhaps I connect emotionally too easily. I pity the discarded sweatshirt and the broken coffee mug. Perhaps I’ve always wanted a home. A place where I understood the rules and cared mildly for the sports teams, felt nostalgic for the cuisine. Maybe I just moved here at the right time. Whatever it is, I love my city, and it hurts my feelings when you complain about it pitilessly. That’s not to say you shouldn’t complain, of course. I am a complaint advocate of the highest order; that’s how things become great (or better), when you reconstruct them after they’ve been demolished....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Biggie Smalls, the Most Influential Rapper of All Time

- “It was all a dream!” are just a few words to describe Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls) becoming the king of East coast rap music when he released his first album “Ready to Die”. The lyrics “It was all a dream!” are from the albums number one hit single called “Juicy” in which Biggie depicted life growing up in the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. Biggie smalls rose to fame as a rapper in the 90’s causing an increase in rap popularity, division (rivalry) between East and West coast rap music, and the style of gangsta rap on the East coast....   [tags: king of East coast rap music]

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Tupacs life

- On June 16, 1971, Tupac (born Lesane Parish Crooks) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was named after an Inca Indian revolutionary: Tupac Amaru means "shining serpent", and Shakur is arabic for "thankful to God". Tupac was the son of the politcal activist Alice Faye Williams (Afeni Shakur). She was a member if the Black Panther Party. Tupac grew up without knowing that his biological father was still alive. Afeni moves in with Mutulu Shakur who becomes Tupac's stepfather and confidant for the rest of his life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Musically Inspired Movements

- ... Therefore, as music possesses the ability to motivate individual’s to express particular emotions, it more importantly displays its message in the masses of society further leading to cultural movements. Examples of musically inspired movements include Michael Jackson’s environment awareness, the Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G rivalry, and Drake’s motto YOLO. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, inspired a worldwide movement. In 1995, Michael Jackson wrote a socially conscious piece on environmental and animal awareness in his song, “Earth Song.” This musical piece conceptualized an emotional message for the entire world; however, the bigger message was hidden in the video....   [tags: music and the brain, schema]

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Changing The Rap World Today

- Christopher wallace aka The Notorious Big or Biggie Smalls, a drug dealing seventeen year old rapper with an ambition to make it in life and get rich while doing so. Marshall Mathers, Eminem his stage name was just a young white kid in a black detroit community with a passion for rapping. Both rappers have changed the current and and will be changing the future rap with their songs, not only by just their rap but from their persona as well. Just think about it for a second, if you walk into the mall and look around at peoples shirts, go into stores and look around you will either hear or see something Biggie Smalls related....   [tags: Biggie Smalls and Eminem]

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The Life And Death Of 2pac

- The Life and Death of 2Pac In the stifling post-boxing match Las Vegas traffic jam, a new black 1996 BMW inched along impatiently, it's gold detailing glimmering brightly under the street lights. Any attempt to catch a glimpse of the passengers within the tinted windows revealed only a distorted reflection of the chaotic, yet relatively motionless urban scene. The glass sunroof slid open and a dark figure rose partly through the opening, like a tank commander surveying the horizon for signs of the enemy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Music Has Influenced My Attitude Towards Writing And Literature

- Music has greatly influenced my attitude towards writing and literature. At a young age, I was swayed to put ethos onto paper only through sounds that awakened my feelings towards personal situations. While teachers taught me the physical structures of literature, music caused my writing to transform into art. Even though I am no expert in literature like Plato and Aristotle, I am an excellent intern when it comes to literature in music. As a kid in school, I was never really a good writer or reader....   [tags: Linguistics, Word, Writing, Rhyme]

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The Effects Of Censorship On Children 's Media

- As a six year old is sitting in front of the TV watching Frozen, he/she is fantasizing about having long, blonde hair and, poofy, princess dresses like Elsa’s, wishing to be like her one day, or maybe even start singing along to “Let It Go”. From a young age children are exposed to many different types of media and may even get caught impersonating their favourite Disney characters. This is because they are largely influenced by the media whether it be a movie, song, video game, or television show....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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Hip Rap Vs. Old Hip Hop

- ... There is a lot of evidence of the impact N.W.A created such as on the 1989 tour that took a stop in Detroit, Michigan. The police confronted the group warning them that they would be arrested if they played “Fuck Tha Police”. N.W.A totally disregarded the warning,and played the song knowing it would stir up trouble such as the riot it caused. Gunshots scared fans and N.W.A scattered out of the arena leading to the future arrest of the group. This event drew attention to the social issues that the communities were suffering from and had been for many years....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Rapping]

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Music Lyrics and Gender Roles

- Common expectations seem to indicate gender roles on every individual. The males will play their part in being masculine while the females act an as object. There are several ways one can see how gender roles are played. A way is through hip-hop and rap music in the black community. Joan Morgan, an African American feminist and hip-hop and rap music fan, shows us how gender roles are being played in her community through music. Since Morgan is a feminist, she voices her opinion on the way black men treat black women in her article, “From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos.” Morgan states her argument that black men write lyrics ranting about black women to give a self-reflection....   [tags: social issues, oppression]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- Since the birth of hip-hop and rap music, there have been certain associations connected with its culture and supporting audience. These associations are made by “White America” who sees culture of hip hop and rap as nothing but offensive, vulgar, and violent. “Gangster music” is often used to label hip-hop and rap music, and therefore associate supporters and people who listen to this type of genre to be gangster or affiliated with violent gang activity. In addition to the music, the perception of the artists who make hip-hop and rap music is that they are ghetto and ignorant....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Gangsta rap]

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Rap Music And Hip Hop

- ... Run-DMC crossed over in mid-decade and the genre began appearing on the charts. In the early 1970s and 1980s hip hop music was used as a weapon to speak out about life. “Hip-hop is the voice of a generation that refused to be silenced by urban poverty, a local phenomenon fueled with so much passion and truth it could not help but reach the entire world.” (The hip hop network). Kurtis blow was the first rap artist to be signed to a major record label. “In 1979, Kurtis Blow signed a deal with mercury records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Jay-Z]

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tupacs music

- MUSIC ANALYSIS: Changes by Tupac Shakure For most people that listen to music, a song can be classified as simply a plethora of words constructed into verses in the midst of an appealing tune playing in the backdrop. But it is when an artist can take all of this and add even more to it to make it memorable and even sometimes controversial he or she is considered a great artist. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood rap, along with hip hop artist of the 20th century is the late Tupac Shakure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Mythology

- Hip-hop’s greatest gift and its heaviest burden is its legacy of urban mythology. It will be remembered as that bittersweet moment when young black men captured the ears of America and defined themselves on their own terms in doing so, they raised a defiant middle finger to a history that shamed them with slavery, misrepresented them as coons and criminals and co-opted the best of their culture. Family History Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on june,16,1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan New York. He was the son of Alice Faye Williams who was born January, 10, 1947 in Lumberton North Carolina to Rosa Belle Williams and Walter Williams....   [tags: Race]

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American Heritage Coming Off Of An 8-4 Season Lead By Chrysler Imported From Detroit

- “This is Kirk Herbstreit here reporting for your high school playoff game tonight brought to you by Chrysler imported from Detroit” Said announcer.” “We are here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to broadcast a second round playoff game between the Lely High School Trojans from East Naples and the American Heritage Patriots from Fort Lauderdale.” “The Lely Trojans are coming off a stellar 8-4 season lead by their prolific tailback Tupac Isme and one of the best defenses in Florida.” “American Heritage Coming off of an 8-4 season as well the Patriots are led by their 6’6” 215 pound Quarterback Five Star Athlete Torrance Gibson the Ohio State commit has brought big play making ability since he ste...   [tags: American football, High school, Quarterback]

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The Illuminati And How It effects People

- The Word “Illuminati” is thrown around to describe the secret elite group that many say run the world. Their power lies in the magical rituals and the economy (Money) creates their power. The Illuminati is a secret society that use unorthodox and sometimes a violent method of getting success or to “rule”. When one is Desperate for success they’ll be at a point in life that they’ll do anything for fame, even if it means worshiping Satan. Even though Christians see people of the illuminati bad, they are actually very organized individuals....   [tags: illuminati, music industry, secret society]

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