Tuesday, September 12, 2006

RIP Tupac

Tomorrow (the 13th) is the tenth anniversary of Tupac's death. It's a sad day, as Tupac was an incredible talent that should have accomplished so much more on this earth. He was a special artist who meant a great deal to me personally and is deeply missed by millions.

4 Comments:

Anonymous tyson smith said...

I don't mean to troll in your topic, but I always felt that if Pac practiced what he preached in some of his more emotional songs (like "changes"), he wouldn't have let himself get caught up in a lot of beef which spelt his demise. It's like the old saying, "you play with fire..."

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Pac was great, but you live by the sword.....

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Cortez said...

Wow todd i didn't think you liked rap, a law student into tupac...who knew!! I must say i never liked tupac before he died. After his death, i learned to appreciate him as a rapper because of his unique voice and talent on the mic. But the thing about him is that you start to learn about him more , and he was a unique deep dude. A good example of that uniquiness is in this youtube video a interview he did while filming gridloc'k.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu_NcDsHh_I

1:31 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I'm not one of the people that defends everything Pac did. So you're absolutely right he made a lot of mistakes and got himself caught up in a lot of problems. But I look at it like this. He grew up in poverty and moved around a number of times in his childhood, and died at the age of 25. And yet in spite of that, he accomplished an incredible amount during that short time. Just an incredible amount. If he had additional time to mature, or if he had come up under different circumstances, there was no telling what he could have done, because he was brilliant. I think what makes Pac such a tragic figure is that he symbolizes to me the potential in a lot of people that don't have the opportunity to use it. And for all his mistakes, I think he brought a lot more good into the world than bad.

Thanks for the link, Cortez. I hadn't seen that before. Excellent stuff.

11:08 AM  

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