june 16 1971

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Hey sorry I’ve been posting alot if tupac, But all eyez on me was amazing. Love his music, Movie’s,personally and overall vision. same goes with B.I.G, Eminem,Eazy E and more, I still love listening to these guys albums and it still means alot to me.

R.I.P Tupac Shakur June 16 1971- September 13 1996

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2Pac: The Name, 1971.

On June 16, 1971, Lesane Parish Crooks was born in East Harlem, New York. Though his mother, Alice Faye Williams (Afeni Shakur), soon would change his name to the one which the whole world would later know him by: Tupac Amaru.

The name itself comes from an eighteenth century Peruvian Incan chief and revolutionary, who died opposing the oppressing Spanish rule.

But the story of why Tupac’s mother would change her son’s name goes deeper than the inspiring story of a long gone revolutionary leader. Afeni was, curiously, herself part of a revolutionary group, namely “The Black Panthers”. And as far as facts goes, Shakur was actually a commonly adopted name among “The Panthers”. It is Arabic and means something like “thankful to God”.

Amaru, on the other hand, is Quechua, the main launguage of the Incas, still spoken by over 8 million people, and it means “shining/sacred serpent”. 

Since we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman, and our game from a woman. I wonder why we take from women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time we killed for our women, be real to our women, try to heal our women, ‘cos if we don’t, we’ll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies, who 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.
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Tupac Shakur (16 June 1971 - 13 September 1996) #quoteoftheday

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