Sapa InKa Shakur – 2017
In 2017, I continue researching artist who played a major part in my life. In honor of one of the Kings of Hip Hop, I reflect on Tupac Shakur.
I first started with his name Tupac Amaru which is after Tupac Amaru II. Túpac Amaru II was a South American revolutionary who led the indigenous revolt against Spanish rule.
“I have acted … only against the mentioned abuses and to preserve the peace and well-being of indians, mestizos, mambos, as well as native-born whites and blacks. I must now prepare for the consequences of these actions.” – Tupac Amaru II (1742-1781)
Shakur had so much passion, promise, and love still to share before he lost his life. He was a King in the making but never got the chance to fully take his throne . His voice is a light in the darkness to help those in pain to heal.
Below are two songs that sum up my view of his greatness.
(Side A) Unconditional Love by Tupac Shakur
(Side B) Inca King
by Tribal Jungle
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