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Tupac Shakur: Top 5 conspiracy theories

Tupac Shakur: Top 5 conspiracy theories | Tupac Shakur | Scoop.it
3news.co.nz takes a look at the top five conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Tupac Shakur.
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Many people believe conspiracy theories about Tupac Shakur.  Some people think he wrote music foreshadowing his death, while others believe he is still alive today.  The obession with Tupac has brought on a lot of theories of his death.  This source explains the top 5 most commonly believed conspiracy theories of Tupac's death. 


One of Tupac's peoms in "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" foreshadows his death.  The Poem "In The Event of My Demise" is about his death in the future.  Reguardless of his death, Tupac's music, peotry and influence will live forever.


In the event of my Demise by Tupac

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

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Holler If You Hear Me

Holler If You Hear Me | Tupac Shakur | Scoop.it
*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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"Holler If You Hear Me" is a biography about Tupac Shakur written by a baptist preacher named Michael Eric Dyson.  The book uncovers Tupac's life showing both his artistic and cold-blooded side. Dyson writes a book that focuses on the inspirtional and motivational side of Tupac, dealing with his voice on ghetto life, racism and social injustices.  The book also mentions how Tupac is just as famous if not more famous now that he is dead.  His albums and poetry still sell and people still find deep meaning in his words. 


The book relates to "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" because both books look at Tupac as an inspiration with meaningful words.  Both books show how powerful his poetry and music was.  Both books, although different in style, show a loving and caring side of Tupac that not many people thought he had. 


A poem from Tupac that showed Tupac's loving and powerfully inspiring side:


Ambition over Adversity by Tupac

Take ones adversity
Learn from their misfortune
Learn from their pain
Believe in something
Believe in yourself
Turn adversity into ambition
Now blossom into wealth

Mark Murbach's comment, May 30, 2013 11:37 AM
Again, the poetry that you cited is very helpful to those who don't know Tupac well. If I needed a biography of Tupac I would check out this book along with "The Rose That Grew From Concrete". Very helpful.
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2Pac - Changes ft. Talent

Music video by 2Pac performing Changes. (C) 1998 Interscope Records
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May contain explicit lyrics.


This is a music video for Tupac's song "Changes".  "Changes" was one of Tupac's most meaninful songs.  Personally, I think it is one of his best songs of all time.  In the song, Tupac raps about how messed up the world has become.  Gang warfare, drugs and racial discrimination affect the world in such a negative way, so Tupac wrote that people need to make changes in the world.  People need to be more loving and accepting of others or the world will continue its destructive ways.  Tupac wants the world to change, but the terror in the streets is "just the way it is". 


The song relates to "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" because it is extremely poetical.  The song has deep meaning, just like all of his poems.  He raps about stuggles of people just like he writes poetry about it.  A peom in "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" that relates to the song "Changes" is:


"When will the world have peace?  When the world falls to pieces."


According to Tupac, never. 

Mark Murbach's comment, May 30, 2013 11:36 AM
Great video! It helps to have this video alongside poems from the other scoops so I can see both his musical and poetic sides.
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The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Rose That Grew from Concrete | Tupac Shakur | Scoop.it
This collection of more than 100 poems that honestly and artfully confront topics ranging from poverty and motherhood to Van Gogh and Man...
Alex Jeske's insight:

"The Rose That Grew From Concrete" is a book full of poetry written by Tupac Shakur.  The poetry is beautifully written.  The book includes a hand written version on the left side of the page and a typed version on the right side of the page.  The Poetry ranges in topic but sticks with one central theme.  Tupac writes about the stuggle of growing up in poverty.  His poems show the way he came up from nothing and made a name for himself.  His path wasn't easy, but with determination and dedication to being successful in life, Tupac became one of the most famous and influential lyricist of all time.  Tupac Shakur really is the rose that grew form concrete. 


I loved the book.  The poetry was fantastic and the lyrics were extremely motivational.  I would recomend it to anyone who is artistic or loves music.  You do not need to like rap to enjoy the book.  The poetry is great for any type of music lover.  I learned about another side of Tupac from reading the book. Many people have an image in their heads that Tupac is a hard gangster from the meanstreets.  The book "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" shows another side of Tupac.  His poetry shows an emotional, vulnerable man who writes his feelings away. 


This is the peom called "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" that exemplifies his poetry

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.

Mark Murbach's comment, May 30, 2013 11:34 AM
This scoop.it is extremely attractive to those who are looking for a book of inspirational poetry. I know that I was surprised to see a new side of Tupac and for those who aren't familiar with his works, the poem that you cited is very helpful.