Today we honor and celebrate one of the most influential men in society; Tupac Shakur. Admired by many for his contributions in shaping a culture through his lyrics, the respected and uncontested greatest rapper of all time would of turned 44 today. The current state of Hip-Hop is nothing like it was back when Tupac was leading the game but his works have kept him alive and will continue to keep him alive for years to come. His art and skill have kept him at the center of the culture even after his death. Tupac prevails as the greatest mc of all time.
Check out some of our favorite quotes from the influential mc below:
“I’m not saying I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee I will spark the brain that will.”
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”
“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 fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
“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 able to smile through all this bullshit. Remember that.”
“You’re right.I am crazy. But you know what else? I don’t give a fuck.”