I like holding it, it's really easy to flip through and read. Did you know he was a Black Pantha? To view it, A book I recently read was The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Amaru Shakur. At the age of 25, I assumed it was a homicide. I've resurrected you a gazillion times in my mind, but I realize that you're truly gone. Sorry for the short review but I don't have much too say as I haven't read enough.
I went back and reread this book and will give a better review. These poems came from his personal poetry notebooks, so his writing are his thoughts-- which I totally love. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. It is neat to see them as copies of the originals in his own hand writing. The introductory writings by his mother and Nikki Giovanni are very good, but I would warn against approaching this collection as the work of a mature and fully developed artist. I got a kick out of all the poems that were dedicated to a different chick. Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Those that do know, truly know that. Eminem is actually the one that got me into it. This book contains poetry from his private notebooks. Did I like seeing this side of him? At the age of 25, yes, you should still be alive. However, Tupac also had a softer side.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new, build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth. The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? I was totally surprised at how well mannered and soft spoken tupac actually was. Did you know he was a Black Pantha? At First i thought it would be a book full of Tupacs raps,but when I started reading I realized that this book was full of rhymes, but it wasn't raps it was poetry which is one thing about this book that interested me. Would I consider all of it great poetry? What people don't get is that Tupac was actually a very smart man. He talks about all the love he gave to his women but when they divorced he felt broken and lonely but I kinda feel that songs like Changes was dedicated to the Black Pantha and the song Gotta Keep Ya Head Up was dedicated to the women that he treated wrong or to tell women that to stay strong and for men to really become men and raise there kids because him himself had no father also so he wrote this song for those women who are down and for those men who pregnated our women to watch their kids. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. Tupak was a disciplined and educated man.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air. Still somehow I believe, we always survive. I had this book time ago but borrowed it to someone and never got it back. Before this book I never knew how some one could successfully put their emotions or thoughts on paper in such a way. For starters if you love to read poetry, then this is actually a really good book because it has such deep, and powerful meaning. You were a hero to many, even me.
Indeed, he's made a lot of mistakes. Mirrored by much of his music the words are lyrical and raw. My session was complete, a sample of your inspiration was a treat. I had no idea that Tupac had actually written poetry, though I'll always be a big fan of his music, especially the socially-conscious songs. Analysis: Symbolism: Symbols or symbolism is an artistic expression used in poetry to express mystical ideas, emotions and states of mind. Like a thief in the night you were taken away.
His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. Most of the songs I listen to are in different languages english, spanish, german, italian. They explain so much feeling and love out to the reader. The poems show his intelligence and sensitivity and you can almost sense him healing and maturing through his words. His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
I will update : Buy the book! They see your life as a threat, they comment chickens came home to roost They blame you for violence in America, they pour disgust on you and point the finger at you for problems in our families. This comes across in his poetry as in his music. I'm a big fan of hip hop and rap music especially the old school emcees and this book is amazing, it's tupac expression honest raw emotions through poetry and I think it's a really nice touch that there is a copy of his handwritten version with crossings out and doodles and a typed up version next to it incase it's hard to read. The majority of the text seems devoted to love, relationships, etc. Your legacy will live on in our hearts, where you have become a vital part. I Cry and no one cares about why. And to keep them all safe and warm well after the storm.