Tupac Shakur

Born: June 16, 1971

Die: September 13, 1996

Occupation: Rapper

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Why am I fighting to live, If I am just living to fight Why am I trying to see. When there aint nothing in sight Why am I trying to give, When no one gives me a try Why am I dying to live, If I am just...

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Don't believe everything you hear: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies

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You gotta find a way to survive cause they win when your soul dies.

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You either ride with us, or collide with us.

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Life's a test, mistakes are lessons, but the gift of life is knowing that you have made a difference.

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The day you chose to leave me it rained constantly in truth I swore the rain to be the tears of cuspids eyes.

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Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet

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Fear is stronger than love

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You get time to appreciate things. Perspective, you start looking at things differently...

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When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing....

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A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.

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There should be a class on drugs. There should be a class on sex education-a real sex education class-not just pictures and diaphragms and 'un-logical' terms and things like that.....there should be a...

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Foreign languages, I think they are important but I don't think it should be required because-actually I think they should be teaching you English and then teaching you how to understand double talk-a...

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My mother taught me three things, respect, knowledge-search for knowledge, it's an eternal journey. That's like my hair-cut, the line, 360 degrees, find knowledge always. And she taught me to not be quiet,...

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I don't know how to change the world but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody gon clean it up.

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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.

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Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.

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My biggest fear of death is to come back reincarnated

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I'm not saying girls are perfect, because we all know that's not true. But why be unfaithful to her if she was true to you.

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I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.

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It's like if you plant something in the concrete and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinds of scratches and marks, you ain't gonna say, 'Damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that...

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Recollect your thoughts don't get caught up in the mix ,cause the media is full of dirty tricks.

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The trick is to never lose hope!

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Even the genius ask questions.

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Never surrender, it's all about the faith you got: don't ever stop, just push it 'till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall

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How could you do me like that I took ya family in put some cash in ya pocket made you a man again

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The seed must grow regardless Of the fact that it’s planted in stone

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It's not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever's gonna make you achieve your goal.

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If you're not dark inside and you come to this world, it'l turn you dark... and if you really have Sunshine inside you, it's not good to play in the dark. It's just gonna extinguish your fire.

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There's no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated

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I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it.

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I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other..

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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...

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Since we all came from a women, got our name from a women, and our game from a women. I wonder why we take from women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time we killed for our women,...

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My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'

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Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

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It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.

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All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

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It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.

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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.

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I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

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Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

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I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.

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I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.

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Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.

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The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.

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It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.

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I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.

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Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?

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I'm a reflection of the community.

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Let the Lord judge the criminals.

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The only time I have problems is when I sleep.

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In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.

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I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable.

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We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.

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I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.

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I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.

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Thug Life to me is dead.

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Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.

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There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

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If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

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I'll probably be punished for hard living.

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When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.

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I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.

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America wants its respect.

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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.

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With all my fans I got a family again.

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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.

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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.

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Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl.

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Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle.

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If we're all saying that rap is an art form then we gotta be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you're saying, it don't matter that you didn't make them die, it...

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To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious.

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I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions.

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I'm doing this for the kid who truly leads a 'thug life' and thinks it's HOPELESS.

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Hip Hop was supposed to be this new thing that had no boundaries and was so different to everyday music. As long as it has soul to it, hip hop can live on.

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Of course I'm going to say "I'm a thug" that's because I came from the GUTTER and I'm still HERE!

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I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle, I make mistakes but learn from every one, And when it's said and done, I bet this brother be a better one, If I upset you don't stress, Never forget,...

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God, When I was alone, and had nothing, I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain, No one came, except God, When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep, No one could help me.. except God, When all...

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There should be a class on apartheid. There should be a class on why people are hungry, but there are not. There are classes on...gym. Physical Education.

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Yellow M&M's don't move with green M&M's. I mean, you don't put M&M's peanuts with M&M's plain.

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Well, the first two days in prison, I had to go through what life is like when you've been smoking weed for as long as I have and then you stop. Emotionally, it was like I didn't know myself.

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In my death, people will understand what I was talking about.

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June 16, 1971, mama gave birth to a Hell rasing heavenly son.

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My first words was thug for life and papa pass the mack

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What of fame? Everybody knows your name: never again are you alone.

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The people made me from the littlest crack head to the biggest baller so if i am bad its because of the bay and if i am good its because of the bay

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When I die and they come for me bury me a g.

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I didn't introduce thug life to America. Thug life is America. I don't get why the whole world is fearing me. I am scared, but so are they. It's like I am having a panic attack cause I have 15,000 people...

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I'm 100 percent original, and that's what got me here. My rap music is more understandable, slower. It tells a story. You can write a book on each of my thoughts.

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You dont know me, you just met me, well if i couldnt have it..silly rabbit, why ya sweat me

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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...

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EVEN THOUGH I'M MARKED FOR DEATH, I'MA SPARK TILL I LOSE MY BREATH

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All good niggers, all the niggers who change the world, die in violence. They don't die in regular ways.

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I put the pistol by my head, and say a prayer. I see visions of me dead, Lord are you there?

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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.

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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.

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I thought I had friends but in the end n*iggaz dies lonely.

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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....

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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.

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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.

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Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it.

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Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me

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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

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I truly believe I've been blessed by God, and God walks with me

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Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost.

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I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out.

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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.

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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.

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Everything he wanna have-I got.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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There ain't nothin' like a Black woman.

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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...

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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,...

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Gangsta Rap is dead. I've moved on. 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...

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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!...

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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,...

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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...

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And now i'm like a major threat, 'Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget.

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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.

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Mama raised a hellraiser why cry, That's just life in the ghetto, do or die.

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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.

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Our unborn never got to grow, never got to see what's, next, In this world full of countless threats.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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They claim that I'm violent just cuz I refuse to be silent.

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So many other things for us to see, Things to be, Our history so full of tragedy and misery.

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I guess cause i'm black boy, I'm supposed to say 'peace', sing songs, and get capped on.

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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.

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It's kinda hard to be optimistic, When your homies lying dead on the pavement twisted.

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They say it's the white man I should fear, But it's my own kind doin' all the killin' here.

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I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why.

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I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME?

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Dont blame me, I was given this world, I didn't make it.

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I was raised in this society so you can't expect me to be a perferct person cause Ima do what Ima do.

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And I hope I'm forgiven for Thug Livin when I die.

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While I'm dreaming, Wake up screaming, Cuz I can hear them suckas scheming.

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I ain't racist but lets trade places.

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I bring truth to tha youth tear tha roof off tha ol' school.

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No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year.

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They wanna censor me, they ratha see me in a cell, livin' in hell, with only a few of us to live to tell.

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Goin insane, never die, live eternal, who shall I fear?

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Study your lessons, don't settle for less.

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Gettin high, livin' everday, like i'm gonna die.

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Yo get a real job. Rappin doesn't pay the rent, I hate the studio cause that's where all my money went.

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Questions for the lord, why he don't like me, guard my soul, Though my life was hard with no remorse.

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First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other.

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This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.

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Money made me evil, court cases got me stressed Niggaz aimin at my head but I still wear my vest.

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Burnin' churches, fearin' God, Who can be so cruel, We all ignorant to AIDS, Till it happens to you.

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And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.

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Even as a little seed, I could see his plan for me. Stranded on welfare, another broken family.

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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.

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Even as a dope fiend mama. You always was a black queen mama.

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When I talk about money. All you see is the struggle. When I tell ya, I'm livin' large, you tell me, its trouble.

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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.

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And every breath I breathe untill the moment I'm deceased. Will be another moment ballin' as a 'G'.

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My only fear of death is reincarnation

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Heart of a solider with a brain to teach your whole nation.

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Went to church but don't understand it, they underhanded. God gave me these commandments, the world is scandalous.

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Bill Clinton, Mr. Bob Dole, You too old to understand tha way tha game is told.

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I can't give up. It's a rap thang. And I ain't goin back to the crack game.

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That which does not kill me can only make me stronger.

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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...

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How many niggas want to be involved, see I was only talking Biggie, but I'll kill all of y'all.

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I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under.

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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.

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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...

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Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows

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Should we cry when the pope dies, my request we should cry if they cried when we buried Malcom X

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I finally understand / for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man / You always was committed / A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it / There's no way I can pay you back / But the plan...

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We don't need no more rappers, we don't need no more basketball players, no more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We...

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I feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I'm supposed to be.

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The eyes of mortal men, threaten you with doom They regret to see you, set, but it is time, for the moon

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I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent

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I will die Before My Time. Because I feel the shadow's Depth. So much I wanted to accomplish. before I reached my Death

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Perhaps I was blind to the facts, stabbed in the back I couldn't trust my own homies just a bunch of dirty rats

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But tomorrow I see a change, a chance to build anew, built on Spirit, intent of heart, and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong ideas of pride. I know I fought with all my...

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Take ones adversity Learn from their misfortune Learn from their pain Believe in something Believe in yourself Turn adversity into ambition Now blossom into wealth

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Now don't you ever tell a lie just confide in me Would you die 4 me? Tell me baby would you ride 4 me?

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The only thing that can kill me is death, that's the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.

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I exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal Trying 2 find peace of mind and still preserve my soul

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It's a constant man-ego-check going on in the streets, in this world.

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My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It's an eternal journey.

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Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can't see.

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I was raised in the city, shitty Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty Drinkin' liquor out my momma's titty And smokin' weed was an everyday thang in my household, And drinking liquor til' you out cold

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Dear mama, yo baby boys doing fine tell the homies I'm in heaven and they aint got hoods.

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Heavenly Father, I'm a soldier I'm gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin' colder.

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Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right)

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Tupac Shakur

Can't close my eyes cause all I see is terror I hate the man in the mirror Cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer

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Tupac Shakur

It aint about black or white cause we`re human

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Tupac Shakur

fear no man but only God

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Tupac Shakur

Got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing... living proof there's a God if you need a reason.

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Tupac Shakur

Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open.

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Tupac Shakur

It's hard to care when no one loves you.

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Tupac Shakur

Misplaced hate makes disgrace the races.

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Tupac Shakur

The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask.

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Tupac Shakur

Life in the pen ain't for me 'cos I'd rather die.

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Tupac Shakur

Don't cry through your dispair.

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Tupac Shakur

The third always speaks the unspeakable words.

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Tupac Shakur

When my Mama asks me will I ever change, I tell her yeah... But it's clear I will always be the same until the end of time.

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Tupac Shakur

Will my enimies flee when they see me? Belive me, even thugz gotta learn to take it easy!

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Tupac Shakur

Rollin wit a posse full of paranoid drugdealaz!

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Tupac Shakur

No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.

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Tupac Shakur

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THIS SOCIETY! First they try to murder me then they lie to me!

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Tupac Shakur

Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i'll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin revenge for the agony they did to me.

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Tupac Shakur

They wanna bury me im worried. Im loosin my mind look down the barrel of my nine and my visions blurry. Fallen to pieces am I guilty? I pray to the lord but his laws be unfortunate because im guilty.

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Tupac Shakur

People die and people cry people want me dead.

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Tupac Shakur

And I... started off dumb, raised by the hoodrats, listen to the radio wishin that i could rap.

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Tupac Shakur

If that's what the court can do, then punish me more then I've been punished already.

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Tupac Shakur

If you don't know me, don't judge me.

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Tupac Shakur

And thats the way it was and thats the way the cookie crumbles

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Tupac Shakur

If you fall stand tall and come back for more.

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Tupac Shakur

Stay in the game until the end of time.

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Tupac Shakur

I'm responsible for what i did. I'm not responible for what every black male did. Yes! I call myself a THUG, because i grew up in the ghetto. And im still standing.

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Tupac Shakur

You gotta keep ur head up even when the road is hard never give up.

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Tupac Shakur

Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles ive survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on.

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Tupac Shakur

Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to geting pussy.

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Tupac Shakur

Temperature is as far as the heat goes, people are haters cos im doing something good. Hate me dont hate the hood. It made me strong, you wouldn't last that long.

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Tupac Shakur

And even though i act crazy I gotta thank the lord that you made meh.

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Tupac Shakur

God will judge my heart, Man will judge my actions.

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Tupac Shakur

The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.

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Tupac Shakur

Life give to you what you gave to it. So give your best.

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Tupac Shakur

You know it's funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.

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Tupac Shakur

Nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searching for fortune and fame.

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Tupac Shakur

How many caskets can we witness before we see it's hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness.

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Tupac Shakur

If I upset you, don't stress. Never forget That God isn't finished with me yet. I feel His hand on my brain... When I write rhymes, I go blind and let the Lord do His thang.

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Tupac Shakur

I'm down for you, so ride with me. My enemies your enemies, Cause you ain't ever had a friend like me.

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Tupac Shakur

Some say they expect Illuminati take my body to sleep.

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Tupac Shakur

Dear Mama, don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good, Tell the homies I'm in heaven, and they ain't got hoods. Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook, Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with...

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Tupac Shakur

Maybe in time you'll understand only God can save us.

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Tupac Shakur

We are being wiped off the face of this earth At an extremely alarming rate And even more alarming is the fact That we are not fighting back

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Tupac Shakur

Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up... Heard the guns bust, but you tricks never shut me up.

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Tupac Shakur

God damn! Drug dealers dealin' to the kiddies, Livin' in the city ain't no pity on the itty-bitty. We try to cry, but still they all die, I try to speak to the youth, and the truth is: they all high.

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Tupac Shakur

A woman bought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.

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Tupac Shakur

Long live the rose that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared.

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Tupac Shakur

Be grateful for blessings, Don't ever change, keep your essence. The power is in the people and politics we address.

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Tupac Shakur

But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up

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Tupac Shakur

With all this extra stressin The question I wonder is after death, after my last breath When will I finaly get to rest? Through this supression they punish the people that's askin questions And...

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Tupac Shakur

They say pu$$y and paper is poetry power and pistols.

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Tupac Shakur

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.

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Tupac Shakur

It don't stop 'til the casket drop.

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Tupac Shakur

if they take half the buildings that they use to praise god and give it to the motherfuckers who need god we'd be 'aight

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Tupac Shakur

It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other

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Tupac Shakur

we wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this...

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Tupac Shakur

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots

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Tupac Shakur

Now ain nobody tell us it would be fair no love for my father cause the coward wasn't their" {Tu Pac Shukur}

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Tupac Shakur

i will live by the gun and die by the gun

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Tupac Shakur

Sometimes when I'm alone I Cry, Cause I am on my own. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. They flow with life but take no form I Cry because my heart is torn. I find it difficult to carry on. If I had...

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Tupac Shakur

Only God can judge me.

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Tupac Shakur

I gotta big mouth, I can’t help it, I talk from my heart, I’m real, whatever comes comes. But my controversy problem, it’s not my fault, I try to find my way in the world you know, I try to be somebody...

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Tupac Shakur

I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real

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Tupac Shakur

Play the game, never let the game play you.

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Tupac Shakur

If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play

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Tupac Shakur

I rap about fighting back. I make it uncomfortable by putting details to it. It might not have been politically correct but I've reached somebody; They relating to me. They relate to the brutal honesty...

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Tupac Shakur

Things change that's the way it is.

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Tupac Shakur

Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that.

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Tupac Shakur

I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.

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Tupac Shakur

Don't look back unless it's a good view.

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Tupac Shakur

No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.

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Tupac Shakur

Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place

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Tupac Shakur

I don't understand how people can stand next to you one year,and next year, they cannot. They're going crazy, screaming. They can't take it that you're there. But last year I was in the same club,walking...

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Tupac Shakur

Niggers was the ones on the rope, hanging off the thing. Niggas is the ones with gold ropes,hanging out at clubs.

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Tupac Shakur

The same crime element that white people are scared of black people are scared of. While they waiting for legislation to pass, we next door to the killer. All them killers they let out,they're in that...

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Tupac Shakur

Everybody against me. Why? Why me? I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought Thug Life to America. I didn't create Thug Life. I diagnosed it.

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Tupac Shakur

Perspective. You start looking at things differently, like everything's not so important. You don't take things so personally. Everyone changes, becomes better people. We all should get that chance...

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Tupac Shakur

I try to find my way in the world you know, I try to be somebody instead of just, make money off of everybody

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Tupac Shakur

I'm not thuggin' for me, I'm thuggin' for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can't stop.

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Tupac Shakur

Real eyes, realize, real lies..

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Tupac Shakur

Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody.

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Tupac Shakur

If you could walk a mile in my shoes you'd be crazy too.

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Tupac Shakur

All B.S. aside, it all comes down to... we got to survive. I mean, even warriors put their spears down on Sundays. We got to survive here in this country... 'cause I'm not going back to Africa. We got...

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Tupac Shakur

the evil the u are the brighter u will get

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Tupac Shakur

No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn't glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It's all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets.

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Tupac Shakur

Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.

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Tupac Shakur

During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams

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Tupac Shakur

I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward

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Tupac Shakur

As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal

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Tupac Shakur

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...

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Tupac Shakur

I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection

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Tupac Shakur

I find any great man, black or white, I'm going to study him, learn him so he can't be great to me no more.

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Tupac Shakur

You have to work from one point to go to another. So I admire work ethic, I think it should be reinforced through our neighborhoods, that everybody should work hard, practice makes perfect, you have to...

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Tupac Shakur

People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.

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Tupac Shakur

I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all.

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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...

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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...

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Tupac Shakur

And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.

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Tupac Shakur

So much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times, I once contemplated suicide and woulda tried, but when I held that nine, all I could see was my mama's eyes, no one knows my struggle, they only see...

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Tupac Shakur

Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.

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Tupac Shakur

This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity.

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Tupac Shakur

Now up and atom it's on, I was raised to be strong, and mama told me be a thug since the day I was born. The fame was a plot to try a change me, and what's strange is nobody knew my name.

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Tupac Shakur

All the Hennessy and weed can't hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I'm living just to die.

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Tupac Shakur

I know what good morals are, but you're supposed to disregard good morals when you're living in a crazy, bad world. If you're in hell, how can you live like an angel? You're surrounded by devils,trying...

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Tupac Shakur

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.

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Tupac Shakur

Measure a man by his actions fully from the beginning to the end. Don’t take a piece out of my life or a song out of my music and say this is what I’m about because you know better than that.

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Tupac Shakur

Here's a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds 'though life is hard, we carry on, livin' in the projects, broke with no lights...

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Tupac Shakur

Role is something people play, model is something people make, both of those things are fake.

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Tupac Shakur

Look at those words, 'role' and 'model.' Both of those are fake words, to play a role and to model, that's fake. I'm real. Being real, I drink, I hang out, I party

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Tupac Shakur

I didn't create thug life, I diagnosed it

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Tupac Shakur

No one knows my Struggle, they only see the Trouble. Not knowing it's hard to carry on when, No one loves you.

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Tupac Shakur

Being in Marin City was like a small town so it taught me to be more [straightforward] with my style. Instead of of being so metaphorical with the rhyme, I was encouraged to go straight at it and hit it...

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Tupac Shakur

What doesn't kill me just makes me stronger

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Tupac Shakur

Even a genius has his questions.

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Tupac Shakur

Before I write I let my mind go blind and let the lord do his thing.

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Tupac Shakur

I'd love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change. And that's the way it is.

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Tupac Shakur

The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.

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Tupac Shakur

Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it

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Tupac Shakur

I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.

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Tupac Shakur

Picture perfect, I paint a perfect picture bomb the hoochies wit' precision, my intentions to get richer.

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Tupac Shakur

Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live, and let's change the way we treat each other.

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Tupac Shakur

If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.

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Tupac Shakur

It’s just me against the world.

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Tupac Shakur

Can’t sleep ‘cause all the dirt make my heart hurt

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Tupac Shakur

Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.

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Tupac Shakur

I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.

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Tupac Shakur

If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.

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Tupac Shakur

After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway.

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Tupac Shakur

For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean

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Tupac Shakur

When your hero falls from grace, all fairy tales are uncovered Myth exposed and pain magnified, the grace pays uncovered He told me to be strong, but I confused to see it so weak You say never to give...

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Tupac Shakur

Don't support the phonies, SUPPORT THE REAL

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Tupac Shakur

Can you picture my prophecy?

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Tupac Shakur

Unless we share with each other we gotta start makin' changes

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Tupac Shakur

Thanks for comin out, God bless you, good night... What of fame? Everyone knows your face, the world screams your name And never again, are you alone..

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Tupac Shakur

Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn't mean nothing when it came to fear.

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Tupac Shakur

There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people...

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Tupac Shakur

It's time we stop worrying, and get angry you know? But not angry and pick up a gun, but angry and open our minds.

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Tupac Shakur

I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We're made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.

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Tupac Shakur

I am society’s child. This is how they made me and now I’m sayin’ what’s on my mind and they don’t want that. This is what you made me, America.

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Tupac Shakur

Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him.

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Tupac Shakur

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe...

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Tupac Shakur

They Have Money For War But Can't Feed The Poor.

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Tupac Shakur

Only God Can Judge Me That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don't see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life

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Tupac Shakur

Love IS the People's Power

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Tupac Shakur

I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.

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Tupac Shakur

Don't live to fight, fight to live.

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Tupac Shakur

I did not wanted to become the victim, so became the bully.

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Tupac Shakur

Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me, I don't want it if it's that easy

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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...

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