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Thursday, September 13, 2007

I miss you, Tupac!

11 years ago today Tupac Shakur died.
"2Pac told the truth

there were those who called it dirty gansta rap inciting there were

those who never wanted to be angry at the conditions but angry

at the messenger who report: your kitchen has roaches your toilet is overflowing

your basement has so much water the rats are in theliving roomyour house is in disorder and 2Pac told you about it

what a beautiful boy graceful carriage melodic voice sharp wit intellectual breadth what a beautiful boy to lose"

- Nikki Giovanni, "All Eyez on U"

1 comment:

muslimahlocs said...

i remember exactly where i was when i heard the news. in a caravan with 5 other cars driving through wdc. we all pulled over to the side of the road b/c we could not believe what we had all just heard on the radio. and yes, we were all listening to the same radio station b/c the sole wdc native recommended it before we started driving.

i wonder if his life cycle could be compared to that of a butterfly with a larval caterpillar stage, an inactive pupal stage, and a spectacular metamorphosis into a familiar and colourful winged adult that we could all admire.