Twenty-one years since one more hope for equality was killed - Tupac Shakur.
“You know it’s funny when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor”. Tupac Shakur
Before I tell you some things you might know and might not about Tupac, I want to tell about the fact that this young man was a light of hope and that regardless of the fact that he was shot at a very young age, he left an endless amount of light behind him.
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive”. Tupac Shakur
I think that the worst part about Tupac and his life is how badly he was judged by so many people around the world who were not and still are not able to understand his message to the world and all of that because of prejudices. Because he was black and a rapper. Which are two things that people are programmed to interpret as bad, as a mess maker, a gangster, and a non-trust worthy person. When in fact, he was a true intellectual with one of the deepest souls that ever walked on this planet.
“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for”. Tupac Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur, known as 2Pac or Pac, was an American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and poet. His records have sold over 75 million copies worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
On September 7th, 1996, Shakur was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He passed away 6 days later in the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
“There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just doesn’t make sense to me. It don’t.”
Tupac was shot because he was speaking out the truth. Because he was screaming out the truth. The truth of the lives of all of us. The truth of social and financial control. The truth of brains control. The truth about us all being equal; the truth that a person is not his circumstances or a number of opportunities life gave him. A person is whom he is deep inside. Don’t judge a rich man at his richest days, look at him when he is poor and compare.
“You gotta make a change. It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes, let’schange 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.” Tupac Shakur
“I‘m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world”. Tupac Shakur
It has been 21 years since Tupac was shot, and all of that and more is still relevant. When will we do some changes?