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Niggas Talk a lot of shit but thats after we're gone
            cuz they fear us the the physical form let it be known
                            we troublesome.......
Tupac Shakur
 "You dont know me, you just met me, well if i couldnt have it..silly rabbit, why ya sweat me"
Tupac Shakur
 
The Only Thing That Comes to A Sleeping Man is Dreams"
Tupac Shakur
 "There's gonna be some stuff u gonna see that's gonna make it hard To smile in the future, but through whatever you see, Through all the rain and all the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor. you gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit"
-Tupac Shakur
 
"Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I`m not the thief who grabs your purse.I`m not the guy who jacks your car. I`m not down with the people who steal and hurt others. I`m just a brother who fight back."
Tupac Shakur
  EVEN THOUGH I'M MARKED FOR DEATH, I'MA SPARK TILL I LOSE MY BREATH"
Tupac Shakur
 
"Money gone, fuck friends, i need a homie that know me when all these mothafuckin cops be on me."
Tupac Shakur
  NOW I'M TRAPPED IN THA MOTHERFUCKIN' STORM
Tupac Shakur
 
"Everybody's at war with different things...I'm at war with my own heart sometimes".
Tupac Shakur "All good niggers, all the niggers who change the world, die in violence. They don't die in regular ways." Tupac Shakur in Details magazine interview, spring 1996.
Tupac Shakur
 
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shakur I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I'm doing is right. So I feel like I'm going to heaven.
Tupac Shakur
I put the pistol by my head, and say a prayer. I see visions of me dead, Lord are you there?
Tupac Shakur
 "Live by the gun die by the gun."
Tupac Shakur
 
Oh Lord, help me change my ways, Show a litlle mercy on judgement day, It aint me I was raised this way, Never let em' play me for a busta, Makin' hell for a huslter.
Tupac Shakur A coward dies a thousand deaths; A soldier dies but once.
Tupac Shakur
 
I’d rather die like a man than live like a coward.
Tupac Shakur I'm just as guilty for not doing anything as I am for doing things. Not with case (the 1994 sexual abuse conviction), but just my life. I was so scared of this responsibility that I was running away from it. But I see now that whether I show up for work or not, the evil forces are going to be at me. They're going to come 100 percent.
Tupac Shakur
 
Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight.
Tupac Shakur "When my Heart Can Beat No More I hope die for a principal or a belief  that I have lived for"
Tupac Shakur
 
 
Even though i'm marked for death, i'm a spark till i lose my breath
Tupac Shakur Only God can judge me.
Tupac Shakur
I thought i had friends but in the end n*iggaz dies lonely.
Tupac Shakur Picture Me Rollin
Tupac Shakur
My only fear of death is comin back reincarnated.
Tupac Shakur We talk a lot about Malcom X and Martin Luther King JR, but It's time to be like them, as strong as them. They were mortal men like us and everyone of us can be like them. I don't want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says, this is who i am, this is what i do. I say what's on my mind.
Tupac Shakur
The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since.
Tupac Shakur I am societies child, this is how they made me, and now im sayin what's on my mind and they dont want that. This is what you made me America.
Tupac Shakur
Though are hands are chained like they are, they haven't taken music from us yet. So that's how I'll fight. People tell me don't quit like everyone else. I wont have no fear.
Tupac Shakur The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
Tupac Shakur
The american dream wasn't meant for me, cause lady liberty's a hypocrite she lied to me, promised me freedom, education, and equality never gave me nothing but slavery but now look at how dangerous you made me callin me a mad man because im strong and bold.
Tupac Shakur Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. Im not the thief who grabs your purse. Im not the guy who jacks your car. Im not down with the people who steal and hurt others. Im just a brother who fight back.
Tupac Shakur
Let the Lord judge the criminals.
Tupac Shakur Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it.
Tupac Shakur
 
Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me
Tupac Shakur Suge is the boss of Death Row, the don, you understand? But im the underboss, the capo. That's my job to what's best for Death Row
Tupac Shakur
I never thought I was the best rapper the best nothing'. I think I'm the realist nigga out there
Tupac Shakur People might be, like, "This niggas conceited," but fuck it. I feel like I shine. And I don't give a fuck how many white people, the Media, black people, playa haters, police, whoever, try to darken my shine, Im'a always shine through
Tupac Shakur
All I can say is I always try to be a real nigga in my heart. Sometimes its good, sometimes it's bad; but its still us. Its never to hurt anybody
Tupac Shakur I truly believe I've been blessed by God, and God walks with me
Tupac Shakur
If you walked by a street and you was walking a concrete and you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So way is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stems and how am leaning crooked to the side, u can't even see that I've come up from out of that
Tupac Shakur Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost.
Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost
Tupac Shakur
I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out.
Tupac Shakur America, America, America, I charge you with the crime of rape, murder, and assault.

Things That Make Hearts Break
Pretty Smiles
Deceiving laughs
and people who dream with their eyes open
lonely children
unanswerewd cries
and souls who have given up hoping
The other things that break hearts
Are fairy tales that dont come true
And selfish people who lie to me
selfish people just like you!!

Tupac Shakur
One day I'm gonna bust, blow up on this society, why did you lie to me, I couldn't find a trace of humanity.
Tupac Shakur My Mama used to tell me if u can't find somethin to live for, you best find somethin to die for.
Tupac Shakur
I don't bang for the color or the land. I bang for the principles and for the honor. I'm bangin' for the Westside- this is in my heart, this is how I feel.
Tupac Shakur I was the truest nigga involved in Biggie's success.
Tupac Shakur
Biggie is not a playa. He's never been. He's never had bitches until he got some fuckin' money. That's a trick-that's not a playa.
Tupac Shakur Everything he wanna have-I got.
Tupac Shakur
Biggie forgot. The same shit that made him wanna kick it with me is the same shit that's whoopin' his ass right now.
Tupac Shakur I said it in the beginning. That I was gonna take them niggaz out the game and sure enough I will. Already people can't look at Biggie and not laugh.
Tupac Shakur
Can't nobody touch me right now. Maybe next month all of this will be over. But this month I'm takin' every movin' target out.
Tupac Shakur Stole my lyrics. I stole his bitch. Took my rhymes. I took his wife. If he talk all that shit about being a playa and I got his wife two days after I got outta jail- imagine that gangsta shit he's talking, imagine how plastic that shit is.
Tupac Shakur
How many bruthas fell victim to the street rest in peace young nigga there's a heaven for a G, It'd be a lie if I told you that I never thought of death, My niggaz, we the last ones left, Life goes on...
Tupac Shakur Bury me smilin' with G's in my pocket
Have a party at my funeral let every rapper rock it Let the hoes that I used to know, from way before Kiss me from my head to my toe
Gimme a paper and pen so I can write about my life of sin,  Couple bottles of gin, in case I don't get in...
Tupac Shakur
Last year we poured out liquor for ya'll
This year nigga life goes on We're gonna lock down Get money, evade bitches, evade tricks, give playaz plenty of space
And basically represent for you baby
Next time you see your niggaz we gonna be on top They're gonna be like damn them niggaz came up That's right baby, life goes on
Tupac Shakur Maybe now niggaz feel me now
Picture my pain
Embrace my words
Make the world change
And still I smile nigga
Tupac Shakur
 
Dangerous and ambitious while schemin' on gettin' riches.  I'm spittin' at tricks cuz I'm addicted to pretty bitches.  Currency motivated, not easily terminated,
Now that we made it, my niggaz can never be faded.  This is my prophecy, I gotta be paid
All you cowards that try to stop me is beggin' for early graves I thought we was cool I was a fool. Thinkin' you could be true, when I don't fuck with your punk crew
Tupac Shakur Your body is bangin' baby I love it when you flaunt it Time to give it to daddy nigga now tell me how you want it.
Tupac Shakur
I heard a rumor I died
Murdered in cold blood dramatized
Pictures of me in my final state
You know mama cried
But that was fiction
Some coward got the story twisted
Like I no longer existed
Mysteriously missin'
I'm known worldwide baby
I ain't hard to find
Tupac Shakur Now on this ride there's gonna be some real muthafuckas and there is gonna be some pussies.  Now the real niggaz are gonna be the ones with money and bitches
The pussies are gonna be the niggaz on the floor bleedin'.  Now everybody keep you eyez on the prize cuz the ride gets tricky
See you got some niggaz on your side
That say they your friends but in real life they your enemies And then you got some muthafuckas that say they your enemies
But in real life those niggaz will be the snitches
It's a dirty game ya'll
Ya'll gotta be careful about who you fuck with and who you don't fuck with
Cuz the shit get wild ya'll
Keep your mind on your riches baby
Keep your mind on your riches.
Tupac Shakur
don't player hate don't discriminate participate before i punch you in your face, cause you know i don't play..
Tupac Shakur  Sheddin tears, reminiscin on my past fears
Cause shit was hectic for
me last year
It appears that I've been marked for death, my heartless
breath
The underlying cause of my arrest, my life is stressed
And no rest
forever weary, my eyes stay teary
for all the brothers that are buried in the
cemetery
Tupac Shakur
I'm not the king. I'm not the teacher or nothing like that, but I feel like I don't have no peers. l've been out les than a year, convicted of allegations that usually end niggas careers. Shot five times in the nuts and the head. I came out and in less than a fuckin' year and outsold Biggie almost three times. I sold more records than his whole fuckin' label.
Tupac Shakur I'm gonna change the rules in the rap game. You know, how, like politics, the Republicans are in now; well, I represent that style; I'm the new nigga, I'ma shake up the whole Congress, by puttin' out a double-album-that nobody ever did-I had the most expensive album on the Charts...and I outsold everyone of them muthafuckas. And I did it in two months.
Tupac Shakur
The real tragedy is that there are some ignorant brothers out here. That's why I'm not on this all-White or all Black shit. I'm on this all-real or all fake shit with people, whatever color you are. Because niggaz will do you. I mean, there's some [foul] niggaz out there [in the streets]; the same niggaz that did Malcolm X, the same niggaz that did Jesus Christ- every brother ain't a brother. They will do you. So just because it's Black, don't mean it's cool. And just because it's White don't mean it's evil.
Tupac Shakur To me, I feel that my game is strong. I feel as thought I'm a shining prince, just like Malcolm, and I feel that all of us are shining princes, and if we live like princes, then whatever we want can be ours. Anything.
Tupac Shakur
There ain't nothin' like a Black woman.
Tupac Shakur My music is not for everyone. It's only for the stong-willed, the [street] soldiers music. It's not like party music- I mean, you could gig to it, but it's spiritual. My musi is spiritual. It's like Negro spiituals, except for the fact that I'm not saying 'We shall Overcome.' I'm saying that we are overcome.
Tupac Shakur
I remember crying all the time. My major thing growing up was I couldn't fit in. Because I was from everywhere, I didn't have no buddies that I grew up with...Every time I had to go to a new apartment, I had to reinvent myself, myself. People think just because you born in the ghetto you gonna fit in. A little twist in your life and you don't fit in no matter what. If they push you out of the hood and the White people's world, that's criminal...Hell, I felt like my could be destroyed at any moment.
Tupac Shakur We are in the midst of a very dangerous, non-productive, self-destructive civil war. And it's not just rap shit. It's ideals. And this rap shit is just bringin' it to a head. The East Coast believe one thing, and the West Coast believer one thing. The East Coast got one way of life, the West Coast got another wayof life, it always co-existed. We're coming to the turn of the century where we gotta mash together. But we can only do it one way, one style. And that's what we're trying to figure out now, and I think the world is watching that.
Tupac Shakur
To me, it reall y troubling because I took ouver at that's successful- Marky Mark, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, New Kids On The Block selling twenty-two million copies, and I want that [kind of success] so badly, but I can't do that. I would be wrong to do that, knowing what I know and having the brain that I have, for me to even go and write some simple shit would be wrong even though I would get paid and I would get more people's money. I would rather leave something so that when people pick up 2pacalypse Now or any of my other albums in 1999, they'll go, Damn! Brothers had it hard back in the day, but brother were working it out.
Tupac Shakur
  Gangsta Rap is dead. I've moved on.
Tupac Shakur
 
And the raps that I'm rappin to my community shouldn't be filled with rage? They shouldn't be filled with same attrocities that they gave me? The media they don't talk about it, so in my raps I have to talk about it, and it seems foreign because there's no one else talking about it."
Tupac Shakur If you know in this hotel room they have food every day and I knock on the door. Every day they open tha door to let me see tha party, let me see that they throwin' salami, throwin' food around telling me there's no food. Every day. I'm standing outside tryin to sing my way in- "We are weak, please let us in. We're week, please let us in." After about a week tha song is gonna change to, "We're hungry, we need some food." After two, three weeks it's like "Give me some of tha food! I'm breakin down tha door." After a year it's like, "I'm pickin' the lock, comin' through the door blastin." It's like, "I'm hungry."
You reached your level, you don't want any more.  We asked ten years ago, we were askin' with the Panthers, we were askin' in the Civil Rights Movement. Now those who were askin' are all dead or in jail, wo what are we gonna do? And we shouldn't be angry!?

Tupac Shakur
I guarantee if people keep mm..supportin' me....Just buying my records, goin to my concerts, just supporting me..I'ma keep givin' money....Like Makaveli, every time it go platinum, I'm putting money up for community centers.
Tupac Shakur And now i'm like a major threat, 'Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget.
Tupac Shakur
There's no way I can pay ya back, but my plan is to show ya that I understand.
Tupac Shakur
  I didn't get that power from gunz..coz there's no gunz in jail..I got that power from books and from thinking and strategizing...... That's what I want little niggaz to see.
Tupac Shakur
Don't shed a tear for me, nigga I ain't happy here, I hope they bury me and send me to my rest, headlines reading murdered to death, my last breath.
Tupac Shakur Mama raised a hellraiser why cry, That's just life in the ghetto, do or die.
Tupac Shakur
My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music. I don't want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down.
Tupac Shakur I don't see why everybody feel as thou that they gotta tell me how to live my life (you know), Let me live baby, Let me live.
Tupac Shakur
I believe that everything you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer for it. But in my heart, I believe what I'm doing in my heart is right. So I feel like I 'm going to heaven.
Tupac Shakur Our unborn never got to grow, never got to see what's, next, In this world full of countless threats.
Tupac Shakur
I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again.
Tupac Shakur Fuck the fame, I still won't change, are you still down?
Tupac Shakur
 
This is my prophecy, I gotta be paid, All you cowards that try to stop me is beggin' for early graves, I thought we was cool I was a fool, Thinkin' you could be true, when I don't fuck with your punk crew.
Tupac Shakur How many bruthas fell victim to the street rest in peace young nigga there's a heaven for a G, It'd be a lie if I told you that I never thought of death, My niggaz, we the last ones left, Life goes on.
Tupac Shakur
I heard a rumor I died, Murdered in cold blood dramatized, Pictures of me in my final state, You know mama cried, But that was fiction, Some coward got the story twisted, Like I no longer existed, Mysteriously missin', I'm known worldwide baby, I ain't hard to find.
Tupac Shakur Walked in the store what's everybody staring at, They act like they never seen a mutha fucker wearing black, Following a nigga and shit, Ain't this a bitch, All I wanted was some chips.
Tupac Shakur
God come save the youth
Ain't nothin else to do but have faith in you
Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.
Tupac Shakur They claim that I'm violent just cuz I refuse to be silent.
Tupac Shakur

 
You know it's funny when it rains it pours, They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.
Tupac Shakur Mr. Police, Please Try to see, That there's a million muthafuckas stressin' just like me.
Tupac Shakur
 
So many other things for us to see, Things to be, Our history so full of tragedy and misery.
Tupac Shakur I guess cause i'm black boy, I'm supposed to say 'peace', sing songs, and get capped on.
Tupac Shakur
My only fear of death is comin back reincarnated.
Tupac Shakur They should've shot me when I was born, Now I'm trapped in the muthafuckin' storm.
Tupac Shakur
We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup, And even though you're fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up.
Tupac Shakur It's kinda hard to be optimistic, When your homies lying dead on the pavement twisted.
Tupac Shakur
They say it's the white man I should fear, But it's my own kind doin' all the killin' here.
Tupac Shakur I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why.
Tupac Shakur
I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME?
Tupac Shakur Dont blame me, I was given this world, I didn't make it.
Tupac Shakur
I was raised in this society so you can't expect me to be a perferct person cause Ima do what Ima do.
Tupac Shakur Don't ever stop, just push until you hit the top, and if you try, atleast you know you gave your all, be true to you, and that way you can never fall ... be true to you, believe that there is no one bigger, cause they can all suck dick.
Tupac Shakur
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
Tupac Shakur And I hope I'm forgiven for Thug Livin when I die.
Tupac Shakur
While I'm dreaming, Wake up screaming, Cuz I can hear them suckas scheming.
Tupac Shakur I ain't racist but lets trade places.
Tupac Shakur
A thug nigga drinkin hard liquor, This ghetto life has got me catchin up to God quicker.
Tupac Shakur
  I bring truth to tha youth tear tha roof off tha ol' school.
Tupac Shakur
 
No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year.
Tupac Shakur They wanna censor me, they ratha see me in a cell, livin' in hell, with only a few of us to live to tell.
Tupac Shakur
He was a nice middle class nigga, But nobody knew the evil he'd do when he got little bigger.
Tupac Shakur Goin insane, never die, live eternal, who shall I fear?
Tupac Shakur
 
Study your lessons, don't settle for less.
Tupac Shakur
  Gettin high, livin' everday, like i'm gonna die.
Tupac Shakur
Yo get a real job. Rappin doesn't pay the rent
I hate the studio cause that's where all my money went.
Tupac Shakur
  Questions for the lord, why he don't like me, guard my soul, Though my life was hard with no remorse.
Tupac Shakur
 
A thug nigga drinkin hard liquor, This ghetto life has got me catchin up to God quicker.
Tupac Shakur
  First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other.
Tupac Shakur
 
I'm tired of being a nice guy, i've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why, so they label me a lunatic, could care less death or success, is what I quest cause i'm fearless.
Tupac Shakur
  This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.
Tupac Shakur
Stabbin for a fee, it gets hard on the fuckin streets, It's like a madness, fuck making gravy
I rhyme and do crimes, cuz either way pays me A little rough with a hardcore... theme
Couldn't rough something rougher in your dreams.
Tupac Shakur As far as jealousy, being a celebrity,
No matter who committed the crime, they all yell at me. And the media is greedier than most.  You could sell em your soul and they'll be on ya till a nigga's a ghost.
And everyday I read the paper, there's another lie. They show my picture for the crimes of another guy.
Tupac Shakur
Never surrender, it's all about the faith you got don't ever stop, just push it til you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all be true to you, and that way you can never fall.
Tupac Shakur Money made me evil, court cases got me stressed Niggaz aimin at my head but I still wear my vest.
Tupac Shakur
"Now I was born alone, took my first joint and I got high alone Now I'm an Outlaw nigga, I never die alone.
Tupac Shakur Down to die, for everything I represent
Meant every word, in my letter to the President.
Tupac Shakur
You want us to fight your war
What the fuck I'm fightin for?
Shit, I ain't got no love here
I ain't had a check all year.
Tupac Shakur Burnin' churches, fearin' God
Who can be so cruel
We all ignorant to AIDS
Till it happens to you.
Tupac Shakur
Thinkin with your brains blown that would make the pain go No! You got to find a way to survive cause they win when your soul dies.
Tupac Shakur How can I survive? Got me askin white Jesus
will a nigga live or die, cause the Lord can't see us in the deep dark clouds of the projects, ain't no sunshine No sunny days and we only play sometimes.
Tupac Shakur
And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.
Tupac Shakur Even as a little seed, I could see his plan for me. Stranded on welfare, another broken family.
Tupac Shakur
And in turn I'm hostile guess you could call me anti-social.  Niggaz shakin like they caught the holy ghost when I approach em.
Tupac Shakur Even as a dope fiend mama.  You always was a black queen mama.
Tupac Shakur
You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so its on US, to do what we gotta do to survive.
Tupac Shakur Deloris Tucker
you's a muthafucker
instead of tryin' to help a nigga
you destroy a brotha.
Tupac Shakur
 
When I talk about money.
All you see is the struggle.
When I tell ya, I'm livin' large
you tell me, its trouble.
Tupac Shakur Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up
Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side.  Cause you and I know it's tha best side.
Tupac Shakur
And every breath I breathe untill the moment I'm deceased.  Will be another moment ballin' as a 'G'.
Tupac Shakur My only fear of death is reincarnation
heart of a solider with a brain to teach your whole nation.
Tupac Shakur
Went to church but don't understand it, they underhanded.  God gave me these commandments, the world is scandalous.
Tupac Shakur United we stand divided we fall.  They can shoot one nigga.  But they can't take us all.
Tupac Shakur
'Cause if God wrote the Bible, I'm sure there would have been a revised copy
by now. 'Cause a lot of shit has changed. I've been looking for this revised copy.
I still see that same old copy that we had from then. I'm not disrespecting anyone's religion, please forgive me if it comes off that way, I'm just stating my opinion.
Tupac Shakur
  Bill Clinton
Mr. Bob Dole
You too old to understand tha way tha game is told.
Tupac Shakur
I can't give up.
It's a rap thang.
And I ain't goin back to the crack game.
Tupac Shakur I'm in jail now, but I'm free. My mind is free. The only time I have problems is when I sleep.
Tupac Shakur
That which does not kill me can only make me stronger.
Tupac Shakur If we really are saying that rap is an art form, then we got to be more responsible for our lyrics.  If you see everybody dying because of what you are saying, it dont matter that you didnt make them die, it just matters that you didnt save them.
Tupac Shakur
But I see now that whether I show up for work or not, the evil forces are going to beat me. They're going to come 100 percent, so if I dont be 100 percent pure-hearted, I'm going to lose. And thats why I'm losing.
Tupac Shakur How many niggas want to be involved,
see I was only talking Biggie
but I'll kill all of y'all.
Tupac Shakur
 
And did you ever stop to think that I'm old enough to go to war but I aint old enough to drink.
Tupac Shakur I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under.
Tupac Shakur
 
It's going to happen. All good niggas, all the niggas who change the world, die in violence. They don't die in regular ways. Motherfuckas come take their lives.
Tupac Shakur To me, it really troubling because I took ouver at that's successful- Marky Mark, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, New Kids On The Block selling twenty-two million copies, and I want that so badly, but I can't do that. I would be wrong to do that, knowing what I know and having the brain that I have, for me to even go and write some simple shit would be wrong even though I would get paid and I would get more people's money. I would rather leave something so that when people pick up 2pacalypse Now or any of my other albums in 1999, they'll go, Damn! Brothers had it hard back in the day, but brother were working it out.
Tupac Shakur
Why isn't it hip-hop when I do it? Everybody else can have beef within the music, talk about differences and it's ok. It's music, it's hip-hop, it's ground breaking. When I do it, it's war.
Tupac Shakur If you walked by a street and you was walking a concrete and you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So way is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stems and how am leaning crooked to the side, u can't even see that I've come up from out of that.
Tupac Shakur
I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out.
Tupac Shakur And the raps that I'm rappin to my community shouldn't be filled with rage? They shouldn't be filled with same attrocities that they gave me? The media they don't talk about it, so in my raps I have to talk about it, and it seems foreign because there's no one else talking about it.
Tupac Shakur
Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows
Tupac Shakur Should we cry when the pope dies, my request we should cry if they cried when we buried Malcom X
Tupac Shakur

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

- Tupac Shakur
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.
- Tupac Shakur
Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is build on tragedies which no one want's to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I'm droped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new,
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.

- Tupac Shakur
that wil be the day...
when there aint no more guns bustin,
when there aint no more hustlin',
when there aint no more thugin'
that will be the day when pac come back
come on homie we all need you back
since you left the rap game dun turn wack
theres all them punk ass niggas thinkin' they real
you the only one that real homie
cause u the only one who know how a nigga and even how some white people feel
so come on homie we need u back
as i said without you the rap game it wack
well that will be the day...
when there aint no more guns bustin'
when there aint no more hustlin'
when there aint no more thugin'
but until then homie...
until u come back u know the way everyone livin is wack
so ima live my life the way u did..
ima keep thugin'
ima keep hustlin'
ima keep my guns bustin'
you see we really need u back come on man please say u got my back
- Tupac Shakur
i know you lived your life as a 'G'
and i know you was buried as a 'G'
but i wanna know why you couldnt stay alive?
not just for me
but for everyone who cares about the human race
we still need you homie
we still need to see ur face
you need to tell us whos right and whos wrong
we believe in you bcuz we know that u are strong
many people hate u cause they dont understand
they cant see that God sent u hear to save us
instead they see you as another nigga God sent down for them to bust
but i see it
i feel it
and i need it
i need the words from you
i need the words from God
why cant they see you were the you black jesus of our time?
why do all our masiyahs have to die?
ima live my life the way u taught
to bad you didnt live that way you could have lived
but you lived as a 'G'
now ur buried as a 'G'
rest in peace till i get there pac
when i get there you have some thing to explain to me
- Tupac Shakur
They could never understand
what u set out 2 do
instead they chose 2
ridicule u
when u got weak
they loved the sight
of your dimming
and flickering starlight
How could they understand what was so intricate
2 be loved by so many, so intimate
they wanted 2 c your lifeless corpse
this way u could not alter the course
of ignorance that they have set
2 make my people forget
what they have done for much 2 long
2 just forget and carry on
I had loved u forever because of who u r
and now I mourn our fallen star
- Tupac Shakur

TUPAC LIVES IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER R.I.P