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.