This collection of more than 100 poems that honestly and artfully confront topics ranging from poverty and motherhood to Van Gogh and Man...
Mark Murbach's insight:
"The Rose That Grew from Concrete", is a book filled with Tupac's inspirational poems. In this book's introduction it states, "Tupac felt that through art we could incite a new revolution that incorporated the heart, mind, body, spirit, and soul. He wanted his art to instill honesty, integrity, and respect." These poems show his own struggles as well as his own goals of healing society.
If I had not read this book I would not have seen what kind of an influential voice Tupac really had towards his fans and the world. For years I had always thought of Tupac as just another rapper but now I've realized that he's actually different. Contrary to rappers of today who are just trying to strike it rich in the music industry, Tupac wanted to help society realize how badly some people were living and he did this through his arts. He is considered "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" because despite the negative conditions around him, he rose up above the concrete and shared his voice.
A stunningly designed, richly illustrated companion to the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Tupac: Resurrection brings unprecede...
Mark Murbach's insight:
This book is the print portion of the documentary "Resurrection," about the life of Tupac Shakur. This book is considered by many to be the autobiography that Tupac never wrote. It covers his life story from birth to death and includes his poems, songs, and other arts he made along the way.Tupac: Resurrection, "stands as an indelible testament to Tupac's astonishing cultural legacy."
Similar to "The Rose That Grew from Concrete", this book gives the true story of Tupac for all those like me who only thought he was a rapper. It also demonstrates some of his poems and lyrics that were not printed elsewhere. The poems shown are the influential works of Tupac Shakur in his attempts to improve society for everyone in need. All in all, the reader gets to know the real Tupac, by his life story and works in the arts.
This is the film trailer for a documentary type movie covering Tupac's life called "Resurrection", which was released in 2003. In the trailer there is an interview of Tupac in which he states that he wants to influence and show the public the worst of the lives people are living so someone will make a change.
Through Tupac's poetry in "A Rose That Grew from Concrete", it is evident the struggles that Tupac experienced through out his life. He also tried to share what those around him were experiencing to inspire someone to make a change.
This is the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada where Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting while he was on the way to a club.
After reading "The Rose That Grew from Concrete," and seeing what kind of an influential voice he had, his death seems tragic. Though he may come across as a cold hearted gangster to those who haven't learned about him, he is literally the rose that grew from concrete and it doesn't seem like he did anything to deserve being killed.
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