By: Mazizi Ndzimela | Thu 22 Feb 2018, 14:13
Don't forget to tune in for the second episode of Who Killed Tupac on Wednesday 28 February on HISTORY (DStv Channel 186). Before then check out our favourite quotes from Tupac Amaru Shakur.
The gripping documentary Who killed Tupac continues Wednesday 28 February on HISTORY (DStv Channel 186) and DStv Now at 20:15. The second episode titled Crips vs Bloods delves into the theory that the rapper was, in fact, killed Crips member Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson.
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In his short life Tupac Amaru Shakur, released a total of five albums 2Pacalypse Now (1991), Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z (1993), Me Against the World (1995), All Eyez of Me (1996) and The Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory (1996).
Shakur was not only a rapper he was also a talented actor who starred in movies like Juice (1992), Poetic Justice (1993), Above the Rim (1994) and Gang Related which was released just four months after his untimely death.
The megastar left a huge void in the rap game after he was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996. His music is considered by the hordes of fans throughout the world as still relevant even after 21 years after his death at the age of 25 years-old.
Let’s look at some of the quotes from his music and interviews.
Tupac had a tight relationship with his mother, Afeni Shakur. His mother instilled in him the lessons which he poured into his music.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.
The rapper spoke out against the inequalities suffered by people of colour.
They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.
Tupac was shot five times in a robbery in 1994. The series of events led to the birth of the West Coast and East Coast feud which likely led to the death of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G
I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood - but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That’s bad.
As with many musical geniuses, a lot was in Tupac’s cognizance.
No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.
Did we mention that spoke his mind even if it got him into trouble?
If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.
Tupac had many sides to him, and another side was his respect for women even though some of his lyrics were regarded as disrespectful to the fairer sex.
A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.
And most importantly the man known as Makaveli, was the shining light to his fans when times get hard.
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 fail.
Find out more theories behind Tupac on Who killed Tupac Wednesday 28 February on HISTORY (DStv Channel 186) and DStv Now at 20:15.