Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper. In addition to his status as a top-selling recording artist, Shakur was a successful film actor and a prominent social activist.
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Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see
that's gon' make it hard to smile in the future.
But through whatever you see,
through all the rain and the pain,
you gotta keep your sense of humor.
You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit.
I gotta stop treating people like I owe them something.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.
We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don't ask me why, thank god, and ask me how.
Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
The realest people don't have a lot of friends.
I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.
You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them.
If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.
I'm calling for dialogue. I'm gathering attention for dialogue which is what you do in a struggle for power.
Heaven ain't hard to find; all you gotta do is look.
They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
I see myself as real. Like I mean if I was the President I would have a responsibility, because people put me there. Nobody put me here. They just buy my records. They wouldn't buy my records if my records wasn't good. I'm being who i am in the record.
I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.
I'm a thug. And my thug comes from... my definition of thug comes from half of the street element. Straight street hustling.
If you love something let it go. If it comes back to you it's yours. It it doesn't, it never was.
Tomorrow comes after the dark
I'm not a gangsta rapper. I rap about things that happen to me. I got shot five times. People was trying to kill me.
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
I just put out a hardcore double album. Next I'm gonna put out an introspective album.
It was tough sitting in jail listening to Jay Leno and Rush Limbaugh and everybody making jokes about me getting shot. And watching the media report all kinds of lies about me, like that I got raped in jail. That never happened. But at least while I was locked down, all the inmates gave me props encouragement, and so did lots of mothers and kids, who wrote me letters of support.
When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.
My mother was a woman. A black woman. A single mother. Raising two kids on her own. So she was dark skinned. Had short hair. Got no love from nobody except for a group called the Black Panthers. So that's why she was a Black Panther.
I worked hard all my life as far as this music business.
I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.
When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time
What I learned in jail is that I can't change.
I can't live a different lifestyle - this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
I ain't calling me God. I'm just doing my part on where I think hip hop should go. I think hip hop should be about more money, crazier sounds, different beats.
We probaly in hell already, our dumb asses not knowin, everybody kissin ass to go to heaven aint goin.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.
I'm not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life.
What I want to know, though, is why all of a sudden is everybody acting like gangs are some new phenomenon in this country? Almost everyone in America is affiliated with some kind of gang. We got the FBI, the ATF, the police departments, the religious groups, the Democrats and the Republicans. Everybody's got their own little clique and they're all out there gangbanging in their own little way.
I feel that what was done in the dark will come to light.
There are secrets everybody's gonna find out about.
To me, a perfect album talks about the hard stuff and the fun and caring stuff.
I'd be in my hotel room, smoking too much, drinking, going to clubs, just being numb. That was being in jail to me. I wasn't happy at all on the streets. That was the addict speaking.
Every female wanna come up to me and show me how much they're not attracted to me... these minority women... they're the only women I can get cause everyone else is scared of me.
I believe in God. Whatever supposed to happen supposed to happen. But I can not live in a jail cell. That's why I don't rob people and stick up people.
What people do for the struggle of power is madness.
Thug Life to me is dead.
You can't disrespect the love. You can't disrespect the peace treaty.
Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider.
Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals.
I'm the rebel totally going against the grain.
I always want to do the extreme. I want to get as many people looking as possible.
When you were born the world was smiling, and you cry, because living a life so that you are dying smiled, cried and the world.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection.
I never had that in my life.
Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain't no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did.
And everyday I read the paper, there's another lie.
They show my picture for the crimes of another guy.
Can you imagine what it's like for you to be who I am, who I was, and for them to say that I raped a woman? And for the whole world to actually be entertaining the thought that you raped a woman. That's hell.