“A lot of people, black, white, Mexican, young, old, fat or skinny, have a problem being true to their self. They have a problem looking into the mirror and looking directly into their own soul. The reason I sell 6 million records, the reason I can go to jail and come out without a scratch, the reason I can walk around, the reason I am who I am today, is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul. It’s right there. It’s not sold. I didn’t sell it. It’s still within me. I still feel it. My heart is still connected to my body, so any character, I’m going to bring that intensity, that truth, that honesty to it, because I have to repay for that blessing”.
“Everybody think they understand a nigga. Shit, you niggas don’t know me. Y'all know that nigga on the rap songs. Y'all know that nigga in the movies. You don’t know this nigga in 3-D real live right up against you in front of yo’ face” - Tupac Shakur