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The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur. The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a posthumous album based on the poetry/ writings of Tupac The Rose That Grew From Concrete (Book) Tracklist. 1. The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant .
Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur (1999, Hardcover)
His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist's enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy -- and his ultimate message of hope. Tupac Shakur recorded twelve landmark albums -- nine of which went either platinum or gold.
I do enjoy it though. If there's one thing I pride myself on, it's my constant drive to learn new things and broaden horizons. I appreciate all forms of music. Rock, grunge, alternative, pop, blues, classical Most of 2Pac has brought me out of my reading slump.
Most of the songs I listen to are in different languages english, spanish, german, italian. The one genre I avoided, however, was rap. For real.
Eminem is actually the one that got me into it. I thought I'd marry him. Before that, I was convinced I'd marry Nick Carter. Don't judge me. Where was I? But then I heard this guy. Sorry Em.
Rap has been looked down on since its inception. It's not hard to see why. The lyrics are often violent and disrespectful to both the authority and the women. Like many rappers, 2Pac was considered a thug. Indeed, he's made a lot of mistakes. I will not try to justify his behavior. I always got the sense that he was torn between his public life as a gangster rapper and his private life as a serious poet.
He liked to read Shakespeare and Machiavelli, he took ballet classes, he appreciated pop music. And let's not forget his meaningful lyrics. I think it's time to kill for our women Time to heal our women, be real to our women And if we don't we'll have a race of babies That will hate the ladies that make the babies And since a man can't make one He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one So will the real men get up?
Pac was a deeply complex person. Maybe I'm being overly dramatic. I love to romanticize people. I always do that. Anyway, this is a great collection of poems. Highly recommended for everyone. If you haven't yet make sure to check out the amazing Tupac: Resurrection documentary.
View all 64 comments. Aug 06, Abraham rated it really liked it. Tupac's story is incredibly fascinating. Although he's popularly portrayed as a cold-hearted gangbanger, those who dig deeper will find that he was an incredibly complex, soulful person with a deep sensitivity that the mainstream media misses.
This book of his original poetry, written when he was 19 on scraps of notepaper, really surprised me by giving a glimpse into that sensitive side. While some of the poetry is trite, there are a number of poems that border on profound, expressing Tupac's de Tupac's story is incredibly fascinating. While some of the poetry is trite, there are a number of poems that border on profound, expressing Tupac's deep appreciation for life and those who inspired him both in his personal life and historical figures.
Clearly, Tupac lived a life of contradictions. He was a gangbanger, but we also know that he was a sweet, loving person as well. We all embody incredible contradictions, just like America was created and is sustained by powerful contradictions. I really like how Tupac tried to show people that, for better or for worse, our lives are defined by contradictions, and we need to make the best of it.
One question I would like to ask Tupac is this: Or did your death take you by surprise? View all 4 comments. May 30, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Poems are the reflections of an individual soul; we should look at the reflections and ask what we see in our own soul reflected back - good, bad or indifferent it is one of the purest ways we can connect as human beings.
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As such I find these poems filled with pure reflections of Tupac and appreciate the fact that he shared them with us. View 2 comments. Tupac Shakur. I've resurrected you a gazillion times in my mind, but I realize that you're truly gone. But Thug Life'll never die, we stay high and just link. Still somehow I believe, we always survive View 1 comment. Jun 16, Brown Girl Reading rated it really liked it. I devoured it upon its arrival. Such a fantastic collection of poems. His original hand written poems are on the left page and a typed version on the right page.
The poems cover so many themes from love, fear, devotion, youth, desires, family, etc. There was a lot going on this young man's head. A lot more than anybody could have imagined. Tupac would have been 43 years old this yea Kim Lechelle read a poem from this collection by Tupac for Poetry thursday over on You Tube and I had to get this. Tupac would have been 43 years old this year and would have been proud to see his poems bound so beautifully.
This book would make a beautiful gift to lovers of poems, Tupac, or just simply a moment of reading sensitivity and realness. I would rate this one 4,5 stars if Goodreads would let me! Check it out! Oct 20, Eva rated it it was amazing.
Honestly written with no pretense. I am not a fan of his music.
Reading this book made me see the beauty of this man's soul. Sep 13, Rowena rated it it was amazing Recommended to Rowena by: I loved this poetry collection. I had no idea that Tupac had actually written poetry, though I'll always be a big fan of his music, especially the socially-conscious songs.
A lot of the poems are heartfelt, bemoaning social issues, injustices and racism. A few are also very poignant, especially the one where he talks about his girlfriend suffering from a miscarriage. The poems show I loved this poetry collection. The poems show his intelligence and sensitivity and you can almost sense him healing and maturing through his words.
Nov 17, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Recommended to Vanessa by: I personally think that Tupac was a great writer and rapper. Just a great human being all around, that had a pretty rough life. No father-no money-no chance and no guide. I have a classmate that all he hears is pretty much Tupac, and he always wants me to be listening.
I wasn't ever interested till my other friend showed me this book. At first I thought to give it a chance just see what was all the "listen to this", and "listen to that", about. And well of course, the cover is awesome, it brought my attention right away.
This book isn't really a story, but it depends how you look at it.
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
It's mostly like poems and lyrics to his songs, but they are based on his life. For example the poem "Under he Skies" says "My child is out there somewhere under the skies above", he's talking about his daughter. Most of these poems got to my heart. They explain so much feeling and love out to the reader. This poem just brought so much feeling into me, it was sad but really romantic. But, even if this book made me sad at times, I got to admit it is one of my favorite books.
Not because you don't need allot of logic to read it or because its not a page book, but because of what it made me feel. He's writing style is not really professional. It more like slang, but it's understandable. I think the reason the book was published like this is because it was never meant to be published.
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It was just he's own poems and lyrics to keep to him self. Hours Pass By. Can U C the Pride in the Panther.
Afeni Shakur: He was murdered at the age of twenty-five. The Rose That Grew from Concrete. Starry Night. My Dearest One. Family Tree. And 2morrow.View all 64 comments. A lot more than anybody could have imagined. That being said, this is probably the most unique book of poetry I've ever read.
I personally think that Tupac was a great writer and rapper. This is a beautiful collection of poems which give insight into the brave and clever soul Tupac Shukar really was. Aug 31, Anthony rated it it was amazing.