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Old 09-07-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Was Tupac Shakur right all along?

Was Tupac right? Did he have the answers? This morning I am of the belief that the answers to all of our society's problems can be found in the posthumously released Tupac Shakur song 'Changes'

YouTube - 2 Pac - Changes

"I see no changes. I wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein' poor & 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 & let 'em deal to brothers
give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
2 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 2 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, and that's the way it is.

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 both 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...

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 survive.

And still I see no changes can't a brother get a little peace
There's war on the streets & 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' it back to you
Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimp 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
& I never get to lay back
'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some punk that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is.

Was Tupac right? Are we not ready to see a black president?

What can we do to make change? What will YOU do to make changes?

Things will never be the same. We gotta start making changes.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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I've never been a huge fan of rap music, except for a year or so when i was a teen, but tupac is an exception. The way he explains the plight of young black men in cities all across America, and for that matter, the western world, is amazing.

I still wonder if he were alive today would he be more active politically? Would he be leading a charge of young black people to change the way they live. Even though he didnt live a "clean" life he always admitted to his faults, and it seemed he was looking for ways to prevent others from falling into the trap of young black and male stereotype.

I think alot has 'changed' since tupac wrote this song, one being that America is ready for a black president. That might be the only thing that has changed, unfortunatly.

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:39 AM   #3
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just out of curiousity, did tupac release anything other than posthumously? same question goes out to biggie smalls.
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