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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0671028456
ISBN-13: 9780671028459
Sku: 209180001
Publish Date: 2/3/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  149
 
I thank God and all my ancestors for the Artistic Tupac, for the Poetic Tupac. (from the first line)
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.
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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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.
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This collection of poems was written between 1989 and 1991 by the late multi-talented actor and musician Tupac Shakur. Black-and-white photographs of the artist are accompanied by his original script on loose-leaf paper. Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, provides a preface.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 familiar 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...."

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0149
Product attributePublisher:   MTV Books
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