I was gonna make this a post on one of the existing threads, but i dont like the existing threads, and i feel this can stand on its own, specially
away from the misconceptions and nonsense that goes on in those other threads.
tupac's reading list:
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member Written by: Sanyika Shakur
Assata: An Autobiography Written by: Assata Shakur
Ponder on This: A Compilation From the Writings of: Alice A Bailey & the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul
The Phenomenon of Man Written by: Teilhard de Chardin
Kabbalah Written by: Gersham Scholem
Thoughts and Meditations Written by: Kahlil Gibran
Telepathy Written by: Alice A Bailey
The Autobiography of Malcolm X As told to: Alex Haley
Ah, This! Written by: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Roots Written by: Alex Haley
The Tibetan Book of the Dead Written by: W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Black Like Me Written by: John Howard Griffin
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Written by: A.C. Bhaktive-danta Swami Prabhupada
The Confessions of Nat Turner Written by: William Styron
The Psychedelic Experience- A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead Written by: Timothy Leary, Ph.D, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Richard Alpert,
James Baldwin: The Legacy Edited by: Quincy Troupe
Initiation Written by: Elisabeth Haich
The Meaning of Masonry Written by: W.L. Wilmshurst
Social Essays Written by: LeRoi Jones
The Grapes of Wrath Written by: John SteinbeckI
Shall Not Be Moved Written by: Maya Angelou
And Still I Rise Written by: Maya Angelou
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Written by: Maya Angelou
Nature, Man and Woman Written by: Alan W. Watts
Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs Written by: Linda Goodman
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Written by: Robert M. Pirsig
A Raisin in the Sun Written by: Lorraine Hansberry
Native Son Written by: Richard Wright
The Practical Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing Written by: Mark Bricklin
The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences Written by: Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson
1984 Written by: George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude Written by: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Destiny of the Nations Written by: Alice A. Bailey
The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg Written by: Paul Portuges
The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Written by: E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil
The Diary of Anais Nin Edited and with a Preface by: Gunther Stuhlmann
The Souls of Black Folk Written by:W.E. Burghardt DuBois
The Psychic Realm Written by: Naomi A. Hintze and J. Gaither Pratt, Ph.D.
Tropic of Cancer Written by: Henry Miller
Nostradamus: The Millennium & Beyond Written by: Peter Lorie
The State of the World Atlas Written by: Michael Kidron and Ronald Segal
Catcher in the Rye Written by: J.D. Salinger
Sisterhood is Powerful: Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement Written by: Robin Morgan
In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens Written by: Alice Walker
Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools Written by: Jonathan Kozol
At the Bottom of the River Written by: Jamaica Kincaid
Music of Black Americans: A History Written by: Eileen Southern
Moby Dick Written by: Herman Melville
Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Written by: Ira Peck
Art of War Written by: Sun Tzu
Interesting People: Black American History Makers Written by: George L. Lee
Blues People Written by: Amiri Baraka
All You Need to Know About the Music Business Written by: Donald Passman
All God’s Children: The Boskett Family and the American Tradition of Violence Written by: Fox Butterfield
Black Sister: Poetry by Black American Women, 1746 to 1980 Edited by Earlene Stetson
The Harder We Run: Black Workers Since the Civil War Written by: William H. Harris
Makes Me Wanna Holler Written by: Nathan McCall
Great White Lie: Slavery, Emancipation and Changing Racial Attitudes Written by: Jack Gratus
Imitation of Christ Written by: Thomas a Kempis
Teachings of the Buddha Written by: Jack Kornfield
No Man Is an Island Written by: Thomas Merton
Mysticism Written by: Evelyn Underhill
Wisdom of Insecurity Written by: A.N. Watts
Secret Splendor Written by: Charles Essert
Life as Carola Written by: Joan Grant
Serving Humanity From the writings of: Alice A. Bailey
Here and Hereafter Written by: Ruth Montgomery
The Prince Written by: Niccolo Machiavelli
Tupac had to go to jail to learn about the illuminati? i think not.
And before any ATS member generalizes this man as just a gangsta rapper i hope some of you have read at least 5 of these books.
from this booklist alone im sure tupac learned about the conspiracy or saw mentions to it, if not he hung around enough with Nation Of Islam members
to hear about it aswell.
In my own opinion, what tupac says in the interview is that he was pissed on how his prison mates just obsessed on the conspiracy and still did
nothing about it. How funny that the same applies here in ATS.
Plus remember it was a public interview, he kind of dismisses the illuminati as he had a deathwish but he was not that dumb.
But the whole idea did stuck around him:
Excerpt from the lyrics of "They Don't Give A F*** About Us"
"Some say they expect the Illuminati to take my body to sleep
N***** at the party with they shotties
Just as rowdy as me
Before I flee computer chips
I gotta deal wit brothas flippin
I don't see no devils bleedin'
Only black blood drippin
We can change
Whatcha mouth say?
I'm watchin n***** work their lives out without pay
Whatever it takes to switch places wit the bustas on top
I'm bustin' shots make the world stop
They don't give a f*** about us "
Did you just see that? For a non believer he sure did know alot to go as far as mentioning computer chips.
This was 1996, there was internet, but these conspiracies belong in books and word of mouth.
Plus there is the obvious one, the Killuminati concept, wich still to this day makes kids around the world google the word "illuminati".
Now on the interview he says "im putting a K to it 'coz im killing that s***"
But what he wrote on one of the tracklists for what became the album does shed another light:
"Killuminati - the prophecy delivered 2 the lost by the lost, the chosen wordz 4 the chosen, people who think with they're third eye and feel with
they heart live"
Now im not saying he got killed by them, for all i know, i dont even know if he did get killed.
But fact is he was pretty well informed on this conspiracy, and world affairs in general.
Now when you add to all this is background with the black panthers and the black liberation army, being followed by the FBI his whole life, targeted
Let's just say it was too good for some that tupac happened to get killed.
I would not put it beyond tupac the idea of exhile or faking his death, i believe he was gonna die anyway, and he knew it too, he just chose how
Because the day was set.
If tupac did not get shot on the 7th he would have a court date on the 12th to review his "out on bail" status.
He had already violated his parole, not even counting the beatdown on the MGM grand, so i have no doubts that by september 13th he would be back in
And he would have been killed in prison that same day, wich would not leave tupac with the image he still has today, he would have died in prison, and
be remembered just for that same reason, his carreer would not have exploded the way it did.
So instead of playing the lamb, he decided to play the wolf and arrange that whole Vegas showdown, goin out in a blaze of glory and still dying the
day "they" wanted him dead.
The infamous Friday the 13th
PS: tupac is not in cuba even though he wrote a mini script called "1999" where the lead character had escaped the US and exiled in cuba.
And he is surelly not Kasinova, Realest, Blac Haze or any other of those youtube clowns.
keep in mind that if tupac did fake his dead, its not to return and it is surelly not to keep making music.
that's why he spent his last year alive basically in the studio, and that is why theres still unreleased songs that are gonna last for maybe another
one thing is for sure, he was tired of his own fame, and he knew well about music business conspiracies, for example he knew about the whole "paul is
dead" conspiracy and about the beatles backmasking in songs.
his family and friends were no strangers to having to run from the government by wichever means necessary, asides the obvious example of Assata Shakur
there was another of his family members that got caught trying to fake his death.
So why is it so hard to conceive tupac just went away by his own choice, he knew he was gonna keep making money.
Thats how the infamous killuminati album ends: "i got my money right here"
To those who are gonna mention Suge, the beatdown on orlando and that he got what was coming, take a notice that a man that 3days before walks around
New York with a bullet proof vest and walkie talkies, just does not do what he did in vegas, it was a break in character, and intended.
like the breaks in character he had in the movie "Gridlock'd" when he clearly breaks away from the role hes playing and refers to his own life "i
feel like my luck has been running out" and "i know my lung is here and i deffinatly don't want a punctured lung"
do i need to say what was his fatal wound? internal bleeding from his lungs.
So guys, what is it? did tupac knew what he was doing because he planned it, or should we just elevate him to prophet status?
since predicting his own death wasn't enough, he had to detail the downfall of his former friend turned nemesis too.
"I f***** your b**** and now this new s*** gonna' fade 'em all
My n***** ball made a call for some backup
for little' homies and my dogs in the black truck
Buck buck was the sound as they gats burst
No need for ambulance, baby bring the black hearse"
tupac boasted about sleeping with biggie's wife, so this line is deffinatly for biggie, biggie was dead on the scene of the shooting, the ambulance
wasnt really needed.
and the hearse is biggie's last album cover.
either way, this was gonna be a post that became a thread as i feel it does deserve it.
Opinions? Questions? Arguments?