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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0671028448
ISBN-13: 9780671028442
Sku: 30511398
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Sales Rank: 78712
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  176
Age Range:  NA
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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 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 *Author: Shakur, Tupac *Publication Date: 1999/11/01 *Number of Pages: 149 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.00
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His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect.

His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice.

His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive.

Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions.

Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, they embrace his spirit, his energy...and his ultimate message of hope.

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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...."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...."
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