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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tupac Shakur - An Immortal Legacy

In the 16 years that have passed since the tragic death of Tupac Amaru Shakur, the world has changed a lot. However the topics discussed in much of Tupac's music remains very relevant, and in many cases, even more intense than in the days which he wrote the lyrics.

Tupac changed not only the face of music, but of thinking. Tupac opened people's minds and reminded them that they must be true to themselves & stand up for what counts, regardless of the outcome.

Tupac's songs such as Keep Ya Head Up, Brenda's Got A Baby and Dear Mama showed his softer side, in touch with the struggles of single mothers. While his harder songs, such as Ambitionz As A Ridah, If My Homie Calls and When We Ride On Our Enemies, show the reality of survival in this cold world.

Tupac is a man who inspired many people (myself included) and his music will live on throughout the years to come. As long as hip hop is being heard, Tupac's music & message will also continue to be heard. And his lyrics will continue to open the minds of young, poor & oppressed. His voice is now our voice and will continue to echo through the walls of time.

So, in memory of not only one of the greatest rappers, but one of the greatest modern-day poets & political activists, I am producing a mixtape dedicated to Tupac's legacy. This mixtape will not only feature some of his greatest releases, but will also combine news clips & interviews along with some mixes to showcase his music as well as his message. So stay tuned to & witness the release of a classic, which will be released at some point this summer.

Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971 - 1996)

"I won't change the world. But I guarantee I will spark the mind that does change the world"  - Tupac

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