Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh no, I won't turn tha other cheek

Since it's Black History Month and I'm in store for a busy afternoon at work, I thought that I'd post a video of my favorite Tupac song (yeah, I'll admit that's a tenuous link).

This was back in the days before he found refuge with Suge Knight and Death Row Records. Mostly due to an upbringing by a former Black Panther, Tupac was much more interested in social issues in the early stages of his musical career.

I can only wonder how different Tupac's life might've turned out had he never been robbed and shot outside of that New York recording studio - his first flirtation with bullets and death. Like Biggie, Tupac's life was a candle that burned out much too soon:

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