By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.
The rapper Tupac Shakur also known as 2Pac was one of the most prolific lyricist of the early 90’s and even today his music lives on as his mother and other close friends continue his work. Known around the world as a very outspoken and influential person, the death of such a star at a young age brings about further study of that person.
If you really listen to the lyrics of Tupac you will see many poetic expressions of the life and experiences of him and people around him. Although portrayed by the media has a rouge and bad influence on the culture of music, we often fail to really look at the reasons some people express themselves and speak their mind.
When see no progress and you see no one trying to help your community, you often speak out, but at times it falls on deaf ears. Through poetic expressions in his music Tupac spoke about things that could be related to his experiences growing up and in turn people going through the same type of struggle he went through can feel that somebody finally hears their cries.
Although he took the brunt of criticism that came his way, it seems the only way to get people to listen to relevant problems are by verbally attacking them, only then will they finally take the time to visit the problem at hand. Although this isn’t the best approach, the fact of the matter is that your word got to someone.
Was Tupac a poetic genius, in my opinion yes he was, in his own way he aired the dirty laundry that too often was ignored by the people of that time.
What do you think?