Articles tagged tupac shakur

Keeping It Real: Dreams, Mind-Alteration, & Misperception in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.

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Hip-Hop Hooray: Tributes in Rhyme

Forget the beef, let's talk about honoring our hip-hop icons. Perhaps the best way to pay homage to hip-hoppers is to let them speak in their own words.

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Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.

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16 Jan 2009 // 2:44 AM

Notorious

Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.

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Soul music has “Ray,” the Oscar-winning film about the legendary Ray Charles, and country music has “Walk the Line,” about Johnny Cash. Punk rock got

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We Don’t Die, We Multiply: Posse Tracks

Having more than one rapper on the scene enhances and galvanizes a song, as the central theme is strengthened with each successive verse. As the saying goes, there's strength in numbers.

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Who Says Country Can’t Hip-Hop?

Poverty, crime, disenfranchisement, sinning, saving, and no-account women: Stereotypical subjects of the average country song, or the average hip-hop song?

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Mama Said Knock You Out: Hip-Hop & the Family Unit

There are four hip-hop rules for families. One: Fathers, take care of your children and their mothers. Two: Don't talk about other people's mamas. Three: Be good to your own mother. Four: Repeat as necessary.

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Along with JFK, one of the greatest murder mysteries in modern American history is death of Tupac and Biggie (not to mention Jam Master Jay).

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18 Mar 2008 // 2:22 AM

Sean “Diddy” Combs and manager Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond issued quick and angry denials about a Los Angeles Times report released Monday morning claiming they were

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Tupac Shakur: Tupac: The Complete Live Performances [DVD]

To enjoy this package, you must either (a) love live rap, (b) love Tupac Shakur, or (c) love Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound. You cannot choose "(d) none of the above".

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Hearing Tupac Amaru Shakur talk about himself in the past tense is unnerving at first. Not only was he profound and perceptive in his early 20s, he was prescient too.

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14 Dec 2003 // 10:00 PM

	Tupac Shakur: Resurrection

Resurrection, the title of the latest biopic about slain rapper Tupac Shakur, is terribly misleading. The title Resurrection ignores the fact that, more than seven

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13 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

This sense-making also has to do with extrapolation and education -- granting Tupac yet another chance to speak his mind, indict injustice, and urge action.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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