Tupac Shakur Essay

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Tupac Shakur Final Draft Tupac Shakur was one of the greatest rappers of all time. As good as he was a rapper, he was a well known poet even though many people considered him a thug. He wrote many poems that expressed how he was feeling and talked about other people’s lives. The poem “The Rose That Grew From Concrete’’ is one of my favorite poems from him. It inspired me to never give up on my dreams and no matter how hard it gets and no matter how many struggles you have to go through, at the end it’s all worth it. What is a thug? Many people consider a thug to be some big gangster- who sells drugs, has been in trouble with the law, is rebellious, etc. According to Tupac Shakur, the term "thug" means the underdog, not a criminal or someone who is going to hit you over the head in the street- as the media portrays the word (Shakur 122). Even though the images of some rappers seem to send the wrong messages, Tupac's songs are where his real messages are. If people would listen to the words of his songs, instead of just hearing the bass and the music, then they could better understand the individual. Tupac was an artist with words. Despite his repeated run-ins with the authorities and ultimate death, Tupac Shakur managed to use his music and talent for poetry to send positive messages to his loyal listeners. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 (1). His mother was Afeni Shakur, who was in the Black Panther Party (Vibe 2). Little would one expect, as a child, Tupac

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