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Saturday 8 January 2011

Carry On Tuesday Plus # 87

The very popular rap music artist Tupac Shakur also known as "2Pac",died in September 1996, as a consequence of injuries sustained in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting. He was 25 years old. No-one has ever been convicted of his death.

A few of his quotes

All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

America wants its respect.

Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.

I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.

I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable.

I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.

I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.

I'll probably be punished for hard living.

I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.

I'm a reflection of the community.

If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?