posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 12:48 PM
I can already predict negative comments about this coming from those who know nothing of 2pac. So, let me repost what I posted in a blog dealing with
this same topic in which many blasted 2pac, while not really knowing anything about him or his music....
So many negative comments about a man so few of you I'm sure have ever given a chance. Was 2pac a violent rapper? At times yes, of course he was. That
was however not the epitome of his music. His content ecompassed all that we as a society go through, particularly the inner city youth. You may call
him a hypocrite, but so are you and so is every human that has ever existed. His music was about violence and peace, it was about love and hate,
happiness and sadness. He was an all around artist who spoke on every issue from politics, teen pregnancy, gangster mentality, God, drugs, peace etc.
He decried violence in many songs, yet called for violent societal backlash against injustice in others.
He of course also did the typical ghetto music, but that's what sells in hiphop. What better way to get your real message out to the masses than to
actually sell music??? I cannot name how many rappers make a career of positive music, yet are never acknowledged. Not because they aren't talented,
but because they don't rap about rims, gold teeth and other popular bulls**t. However, you cannot listen to a song like Keep Ya Head Up and honestly
say that he was a rapper of no more worth than 50 Cent or Lil Wayne. No I cannot name only a handful of positive songs, I can name dozens... Why do
you think he has left such a big impact in popular culture? Had he been no different than the likes of 50 Cent, I am certain his appeal would not have
lasted this long, and been this wide. Had he been no different than Lil Wayne, he would've been forgotten long ago. Lil Wayne is currently the most
popular rapper and he is garbage in my opinion, I've already forgotten about him. If you want a glimpse into what 2pac Shakur's music was all about
before condeming him, buy or download his album Me Against The World.
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