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A Death by Gunplay - New York Times

In a national exhalation of mixed emotions, America last week said goodbye to Tupac Shakur, the 25-year-old rapper who died on Sept. 13 from gunshot wounds he received in a Las Vegas shooting six
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Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:53 PM
This is an article describing the reactions of the American people to death of Tupac. There was a very mixed reaction as some wanted to come see him and mourn, but his body was quickly cremated. But there were many who were happy to see him go because they believed he was to hardcore and he was gaining too big of an influence. In truth he was quite a mystery to the American people who knew very little about him, just as his death was and still remains a mystery of what really happened that night.
Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:55 PM
This relates to my book because it helps to show why Tupac wrote his poetry. It was to show the people who didn't know much about him that he was a thoughtful human being and not just some heartless "gangsta." He was very widely misunderstood and wrote his book to show people wrong. He came to inform about the troubles of poor areas, not to start a riot or encourage it.
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Holler If You Hear Me

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*Produced by Buck 50 Productions Tupac Shakur was an American rap artist, actor, and social activist who wrote songs about ghetto life, r...
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Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:31 PM
This is a biography on the life and career of Tupac which helps people to understand him better. It talks about his life and all the different things he did and his thug attitude while he also personified the look of a confused prophet for a new generation. All these make him loom even larger in death than in life as it talks about what his life really meant to rap and the entire black community.
Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:35 PM
This book gives you a look into Tupac's life and style that will help you to better understand the poetry that he writes in my book. If you understand where he came from and the life that he lives you will be able to connect better with the poetry that he writes.
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Tupac - Resurrection (Film Trailer)

WATCH FULL FILM ONLINE FOR FREE AT THESE LINKS: PART 1 - http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/5puvlr_Mvjg/ PART 2 - http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/i3933dFc...
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Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:45 PM
This movie is a testimony to the life of Tupac. It talks about his rise to fame all the way through his death, but in his own words. It is to show us what he thought and what he wanted to accomplish with his life. It is about his mission in this world and then how quickly he was taken out of it. He says in the video that he always thought he would get shot. That shows how controversial he was, especially for his time.
Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:47 PM
This relates to my book because it shows how hard life was for him. He could never live a normal life and he said he was gonna try to do the best with the life he had. My book was him trying to be normal and express himself.
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The Rose That Grew from Concrete

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This collection of more than 100 poems that honestly and artfully confront topics ranging from poverty and motherhood to Van Gogh and Man...
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Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:19 PM
The plot of this book is Tupac being able to show his true self and get out his feelings without being judged. As a rapper he was expected to be hard and emotionless, just like the rest of the African-American male community. It was his way of portraying to us what his life was like while expressing a true softer side of himself through his poetry.
Connor's comment, May 27, 2013 9:21 PM
I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. It really showed me a world that I only hear about through the eyes of someone who lived it. It also helped me connect more with people in hard situations because it showed that they do have a soft side and many of them are looking to break out of the mold of what a black man should be. I recommend this to all my friends because it is good poetry and teaches you a lot about life