The Rose That Grew from Concrete (Paperback)

Author: Shakur, Tupac

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A collection of poetic writings by the late hip-hop icon, written in his nineteenth year, informs readers about his beliefs about the future and the power of the human voice while offering insight into his private world and enigmatic personality. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. *Author: Shakur, Tupac *Publication Date: 2009/02/03 *Number of Pages: 149 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 7.50

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Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9780671028459
SKU 209180001
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0671028456
Release Date 2/3/2009
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Annotation By the time of his murder at the age of 25, Tupac Shakur was a major force in rap music, with a dozen albums and six movies under his belt. But this collection of poems, written in a poetry workshop by the future star at the age of 19, shows that Shakur possessed both a poet's disarming simplicity and a writer's raw talent well before the start of his musical career. THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE is a collection of over 100 poems, included both in their original manuscript form (charmingly annotated with assorted hieroglyphics, much like a Prince lyric sheet) and in print. Themes preoccupying the embryonic rapper swing between the gritty evocations of life in the projects that would later become familiar to his fans worldwide, and meditations on topics as diverse as marriage and Nelson Mandela. Perhaps most poignant is "In the Event of My Demise," an eerily prescient reflection on early death that includes the hope that he'll at least die "for a principle or a belief...."
Annotation 1 By the time of his murder at the age of 25, Tupac Shakur was a major force in rap music, with a dozen albums and six movies under his belt. But this collection of poems, written in a poetry workshop by the future star at the age of 19, shows that Shakur possessed both a poet's disarming simplicity and a writer's raw talent well before the start of his musical career. THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE is a collection of over 100 poems, included both in their original manuscript form (charmingly annotated with assorted hieroglyphics, much like a Prince lyric sheet) and in print. Themes preoccupying the embryonic rapper swing between the gritty evocations of life in the projects that would later become familiar to his fans worldwide, and meditations on topics as diverse as marriage and Nelson Mandela. Perhaps most poignant is "In the Event of My Demise," an eerily prescient reflection on early death that includes the hope that he'll at least die "for a principle or a belief...."
First Line I thank God and all my ancestors for the Artistic Tupac, for the Poetic Tupac.
Excerpt There was never a day when Tupac did not appreciate language. The sound and rhythm of words did not intimidate him. He sought to interpret his world using all the visual and linguistic tools available to him. The battle between the discipline of intellect and the ravings of the soul is a fascinating one.
Editors Note A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.
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Number of Pages 0149
Publisher MTV Books
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