How Does Tupac Affect Society

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Individual Notable Artist Paper Detail the life and times of the individual, noting events or qualities that you believe made or led to the person's genius or success. * American rapper born in New York City in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac * According to The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Shakur was originally named Lesane Parish Crooks, but his moniker was soon changed to Tupac Amaru Shakur. "Tupac Amaru" means "shining serpent." * Shakur has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world * Songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos,…show more content…
 What impact did this person have in his or her own time, and what does he or she have on today's society? * His time: well-known songs, “Keep Ya Head Up,” Tupac implores women to be strong in the wake of deadbeat dads, abusers, and insurmountable odds. It’s as much an anthem for women as it is a call for men to take care of their responsibilities inside the family unit. * On the track, Tupac wonders, “And since we all came from a woman/Got our name from a woman/And our game from a woman/I wonder why we take from our women/Why we rape our women/Do we hate our women?” On the other hand – another song “All About U,” a track in which Tupac discusses groupies and music video girls, his references to women include the terms “hoochie,” “b---,” and “ho.” * Tupac also had a hunger for knowledge. He was very well-read; Tupac used his book knowledge and street smarts to speak to a generation who felt that they were on the periphery of America. He also expressed the sheer frustration of being fed up with a seemingly broken government…show more content…
* Tupac touched many people with his infectious beats and emotional lyrics. * Thirteen years since his death, his music is still relevant as it depicts the struggles of people across the country and world.  How do the selections differ from modern popular music? * “In Tupac’s case, hypocrisy may indeed stem from being a product of his environment. Having grown up in an urban war zone, and being the son of a former Black Panther, certain things became ingrained in Shakur. Had Tupac grown up in the suburbs with a law school educated mother and a legit father who was present in the home, his personality and outlook on life would be drastically different.” - “Tupac Shakur was a revolutionary who allowed music to be his instrument of activism.” - References Tupac Shakur. (2014). The website. Retrieved, May 03, 2014, from

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