June 16, 2020

Happy Born Day, 2Pac! (Playlist)

In 1992, 2Pac wrote an unpublished poem he requested be shared with friends after his death: "In the event of my Demise / when my heart can beat no more / I hope I die for a principle / or a belief that I had lived 4 / I will die before my time / Because I feel the shadow's depth / so much I wanted 2 accomplish / Before I reached my death / I have come 2 grips with the possibility / and wiped the last tear from my eyes / I loved all who were positive / In the event of my Demise!" We mourn his loss, because he was such an inspiring poet, artist, and activist: his voice; message and music loom larger than life even today. I imagine what he'd say in today's climate of police brutality and such division in this country? Fortunately we are left with these famous words: “I'm not saying I'm gonna rule the world or I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that's our job, It's to spark somebody else watching us." Tupac Amaru Shakur would have turned 49 years old day... in celebration of his life, below is a playlist with about 30 tracks that I've enjoyed over the years. R.I.P., 2Pac. Click the tags for more 2Pac content.

 Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)