Remembering Amaru

“You know when you said that before, I was kinda trippin’ right. But you know what? You right, I AM crazy. But you know what else? I don’t give a fuck.”

I was watching Tupac: Resurrection today for the first time, and it shows Pac’s roots and where came from. Both his parents were extremely active Black Panthers and he spent the first part of his life in New York before moving to Baltimore, and finally settling in California. What’s surprising is the fact that he was an artsy kid, really into poetry and theater and it laid the foundation for his above-average intelligence that is so apparent in his rhymes. He wasn’t an athlete or a jock.  He wasn’t afraid to be different and to stand out from the “cool” crowd, so it goes to show that if you can be comfortable with being yourself you might be able to accomplish great things. And then get shot to death. But I digress. He saw so much negativity in his life. Killing, drugs, even his mother became addicted to crack at one point, and yet he was still able to show positivity. Even death was something he didn’t fear. Amaru was truly an icon, and as we near the end of the decade let’s not forget the legends of the past.

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One Response

  1. “so it goes to show that if you can be comfortable with being yourself you might be able to accomplish great things. And then get shot to death.”

    Hahahah lovee it!

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