And I... started off dumb, raised by the hoodrats, listen to the radio wishin that i could rap.
I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.
It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other
I don't know how to change the world but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody gon clean it up.
Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider. Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals.
You can't disrespect the love. You can't disrespect the peace treaty.
I don't bang for the color or the land. I bang for the principles and for the honor. I'm bangin' for the Westside- this is in my heart, this is how I feel.
I'm not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life.
I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions.
If I upset you, don't stress. Never forgetThat God isn't finished with me yet.I feel His hand on my brain...When I write rhymes, I go blind and let the Lord do His thang.
Niggers was the ones on the rope, hanging off the thing. Niggas is the ones with gold ropes,hanging out at clubs.
It's like if you plant something in the concrete and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinds of scratches and marks, you ain't gonna say, 'Damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from the concrete.' You're gonna be like, 'Damn, a rose grew from the concrete?'
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated
You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care? Tupac Sh
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
What doesn't kill me just makes me stronger
What people do for the struggle of power is madness.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.
Don't live to fight, fight to live.
Now up and atom it's on, I was raised to be strong, and mama told me be a thug since the day I was born. The fame was a plot to try a change me, and what's strange is nobody knew my name.
God, When I was alone, and had nothing, I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain, No one came, except God, When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep, No one could help me.. except God, When all I saw was sadness, and I needed answers, No one heard me, except God, So when I'm asked.. who I g
When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles.
If God wanted me to be quiet he wouldâ€™ve never showed me what he does.
Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up...Heard the guns bust, but you tricks never shut me up.
Heavenly Father, I'm a soldierI'm gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin' colder.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let upForgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
If you walked by a street and you was walking a concrete and you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So way is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest cir