30 of the Best Quotes by Tupac Shakur!
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Tupac Amaru Shakur, original name Lesane Parish Crooks, known by stage name 2Pac and Makaveli was born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem, New York. He was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor that is considered as one of the most influential rappers of all time. His work is primarily about social issues and became the symbol of resistance and activism against inequality.
2Pac became one of the top selling artists of all time as he sold millions of albums. In 1996, 2pac’s career ended as he was gunned down in Las Vegas and died six days ago. But his work remains and leaves an influential music legacy.
Quotes by Tupac Shakur!
“Accept no substitutes; I bring truth to the youth.” Quotes by Tupac Shakur, “Holla If Ya Hear Me” (1993).
“My adversaries crumble when we rumble; it’s a catastrophe.” Quotes by Tupac Shakur, “When We Ride” (1996) – All Eyez on Me (1996)
“It’s a constant man-ego-check going on in the streets, in this world.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Ed Gordon interview (1994)
“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.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
“It’s like a battle, trying to find the right words to say at the right time.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Ed Gordon interview (1994)
“Everybody’s at war with different things… I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Vibe magazine interview (February 1996)
“The guns are turning away from Europe and Russia and Iran and Iraq and they’re turning to us.” Quotes by TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
“It’s not just about you taking care of “your” child. It’s about you taking care of these children.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Atlanta (1992)
“All good niggas, all the niggas who change the world, die in violence. They don’t die in regular ways.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Details magazine interview (Spring 1996)
“Prison kills your spirit, straight up. It kills your spirit. There is no creativity, there’s none of that.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
“When I was a little baby, I remember that one moment of calm peace, and three minutes after that, it was on.” Quotes by TUPAC SHAKUR, Posthumous attributions – Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
“I exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal Trying 2 find peace of mind and still preserve my soul.” TUPAC SHAKUR, The Rose That Grew From Concrete (ed. Simon and Schuster, 1999) – ISBN: 9780671028442
“Niggers was the ones with the rope, hanging off trees; Niggas are the ones with gold ropes, hanging out at clubs.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Posthumous attributions – Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
“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.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Tupac: Resurrection, 1971-1996 (ed. Simon and Schuster, 2003) – ISBN: 9780743474344
“I know how it’s gonna be when I die. It’s going to be no noise, you ain’t going to hear people screaming. I’mma fade out.” TUPAC SHAKUR, MTV interview with Tabitha Soren (1995)
“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.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
“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.” Quotes by TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
“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.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Ed Gordon interview (1994)
“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.” TUPAC SHAKUR, Vibe magazine interview (September 1996)
“No matter what these people say about me, my music does not glorify any image, my music is spiritual if you listen to it. It’s all about emotion, it’s all about life.” Quotes By TUPAC SHAKUR, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)