While some of the poetry is trite, there are a number of poems that border on profound, expressing Tupac's deep appreciation for life and those who inspired him both in his personal life and historical figures. Shakur was initially a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate. Still somehow I believe, we always survive. I don't often read books but this has changed my opinion on books.
I went back and reread this book and will give a better review. I bought this for my daughter, as she is a huge Tupac fan and she absolutely loved, loved, loved it. Crack in the concrete 2. His death was tragic - a violent homage to the power of his voice. I Cry and no one cares about why. The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? She was elated with it. Perhaps for those who read and share it alike, it will do so much more for and with another young male who like Tupac is full of promise, talents, gifts, and innate spiritual awareness capable of affecting and propelling people in purpose-driven positions instead of hearding them or allowing the 'permissive' hearding of our young males particularly Black and Hispanic- into the acclimation of devaluation, prisons, or graves.
But, even if this book made me sad at times, I got to admit it is one of my favorite books. Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. I personally think that Tupac was a great writer and rapper. It's as thou you get the opportunity to gaze into his soul, you get to see the man he was, his thoughts, his words, his emotions. Maybe I'm being overly dramatic. The poems are short, but urgent and reminded me of the poems I encountered in.
Only one had the authority to say it was your day. Did I like seeing this side of him? There are definitely a few poems in here, specifically toward the end, that I thought-yes, this is good stuff. Eminem is actually the one that got me into it. Hip hop and rap used to be pivotal in the civil rights movement- many older generation hip hiop stars were born of the movement- Tupak's mother was a black panther. I wasn't sure I would like Tupac's poetry and if it would really touch me, but some of it did. Mirrored by much of his music the words are lyrical and raw.
For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist's enigmatic world and its many contradictions. I slumped back in my couch, resting in a slouch. At the Age of 25 By Bobby E. I do enjoy it though. Like a thief in the night you were taken away. God didn't want you that way! It's like his journal, and I love that. And to comfort your family with an embrace.
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. Ambition over Adversity by Tupac 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 In The Depths of Solitude by Tupac A young heart with an old soul How can there be peace? It began in an ordinary way no different than today. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared. There are even some doodles on pages, so it really feels personal. Summary: The poet begins the poem with a question that whether we have heard about the rose that has grown out from a crack in the concrete.
A stunning collection of poems from one of the most revered rap artists in the world, Tupac Shakur, now the subject of the major motion picture, All Eyez On Me. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the. Most of 2Pac has brought me out of my reading slump. Things That Make Hearts Break Black Woman And Still I Love U The Mutual Heartache? You got to understand what went on through the mind of Tupac. His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. I love to romanticize people. That jogged my memory and I quickly looked on Amazon and found this. Certain poems in this book really resonate well with my emotions, especially when you struggle to verbalise your own thoughts. A big fan of Tupac, so it was a no brainier getting this.
I like this book because I look up too Tupac. Black man, Black boy, Prince, Thug, Revolutionary, Symbol. A stunning collection of poems from one of the most revered rap artists in the world, Tupac Shakur, now the subject of the major motion picture, All Eyez On Me. An idol to me how could this be? Following the event, Shakur grew suspicious that other figures in the rap industry had prior knowledge of the incident and did not warn him; the controversy helped spark the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. A few are also very poignant, especially the one where he talks about his girlfriend suffering from a miscarriage.
I am actually more into his music now, I actually listen to the lyrics rather than just the beat. I was in study hall when i first saw it on the book shelf 10th grade. Sorry for the short review but I don't have much too say as I haven't read enough. Shakur's fifth album, the first double-disc release in hip hop history All Eyez on Me, was counted as two albums. First of all, let me start off by saying that I'm not the biggest expert on rap. Analysis: Symbolism: Symbols or symbolism is an artistic expression used in poetry to express mystical ideas, emotions and states of mind. They only see your tattoos, jewelry, and body language.