Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Tupac!!

In the Event of My Demise

In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4
I will die Before My Time
Because I feel the shadow's Depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
before I reached my Death

I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise

Written by Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)


Don said...

I must check each of these videos out later this evening, hopefully. I am not sure if I have seen all but I am sure there are a few that I have seen. Still, I plan to check 'em out again anyway.

Yes. Happy Birthday to a man who meant many different things to many different people. He meant the truth, to myself. No doubt.

Oh. Check out his '93 Blackwatch interview on YouTube, if you haven't already. It's rare Tupac back from his "youthful" Oakland days. Back when then hip hop journalist Danyel Smith often wrote some great reads concerning him. The videos will have you crying laughing. Pac was truly one of a kind.

Also, I like the video of him outside the courthouse (before the sodomy trial). It shows how aware Tupac really was. At one point of the video, a reporter tries to cross his words up (as reporters do) and Tupac immediately notices and corrects the reporter while patting him in the chest demanding, "Follow me! Follow me!"

My woman and I balled hard the other night in memory of Shakur. She said that she enjoyed watching him talk even more than listening to his music. Which i found interesting.

Game 7 tonite. Great series!

pd3 said...

Don!! My man! I'm watching the game right now and it's tied 29-29.

Glad you kicked it in memory of Pac. I played Pac all day (and the I will definitely check out that video. I don't think I've seen it so thanks for putting me on to it.

Pac was the man to me. I think most people don't really understand his complexity and dismiss him because he was a swirl of contradictions. The man was revolutionary, spiritual, inspirational, deep, intelligent and an amazing artist. I don't think there is any worst emotion than hopelessness......and he gave hope to the hopeless.....that alone, makes him GREAT.

Don said...

Whaddup, Homie!

Yep. Lakers somehow pulled the game from Boston's clutches. I am just happy to have witnessed the classic. Hopefully the Knicks can get the memo and return to the playoffs and, of course, sign Lebron and Chris Bosh. Not a Laker and Celtic fan but a hoops fan, and both team DID THAT.

You took the words from my mouth concerning Tupac. Now I see why others such as Jada Pinkett and Yo Yo and T-Boz and Snoop and Andre 3000 and Treach have made statements over the years, assuring to there being no one like that man and doubting if there ever will be.

He truly represented.

Trust me - you are going to love that Blackwatch interview. Tupac, uncensored.

pd3 said...

what up Don...what's your thoughts on Labron going to MIA?

I finally got a chance to watch all 5 parts of the Blackwatch interview...loved it!!! to say the least.

Wow...Pac was supposed to be in "Menace II Society?" The funniest part of those videos is when his homeboy kept trying to grab his

"F the media....all my ish is positive..."

Don said...

Sup, Yo. I too was tripping on Pac having supposed to play the part of the muslim in M2S. That would have never worked anyway. LOL!

I wasn't tripping off The Desecision - I had hoped LeBron would sign with New York, because I hate Miami, but I respect his choice.

That said, Miami will win rings for years to come. I think Bosh is overrated but we will see. New York signed Amare and Felton and this Anthony Randolph kid has enormous position so we will have our best squad in awhile, I believe.

Pac had us rolling on the floor laughing @ "F the media....all my ish is positive..."