Marvin and Tupac

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Marvin and Tupac Music, lyrics and the title of a song can have different meanings to certain people. To a listener, sometimes they may only pay attention to the beat and not the lyrics. Two artist whose music was not only about the sound but about a bigger picture to their reality and many others were Marvin Gaye and Tupac. Marvin Gaye was an American singer/songwriter and musician. He helped shaped the sound of Motown Records in the 1960’s and the 1970’s. In many of Gaye’s songs he would sing about love, anti-war and the good and bad of being black in America. Years after Marvin Gaye music was out, and still being listened to there came another great lyrical artist, Tupac Shakur. Tupac was an American rapper and actor. In the early 1990’s there was many issues going on that Tupac focused on and even though he expressed them differently than Marvin, they were similar in many ways. Love and unity for all mankind were the basic of many of the two artist songs. “Rockets, moon shots spend it on the have not’s Money, we make it Fore we see it you take it”. Marvin Gaye was expressing his views of the world in his time through song. The song Inner City Blues was felt not only in African American culture but also in communities across America. It shined a light on experiences from. Being poor, the civil rights movement, the crime in urban areas and the feeling of desertion from America by African Americans. “Dreamin of riches, in a position of makin a difference Politicians and hypocrites, they don't wanna listen”. In this verse Tupac is speaking on achieving the average American dream and being influential in a positive manner. Also on how during the time when he was rapping he noticed how many government and politics only cared about a certain class of the American people. Tupacs background reflected his music and was a voice for young black men across

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