Pac stood up and this is the first thing he said after being on trial for weeks.
"You know, your honor, throughout this entire court case, you haven’t looked me or my attorney in the eye once. It’s obvious that you’re not here in the search for justice, so therefore, there’s no point in me asking for a lighter sentence. I don’t care what you do cause you’re not respecting us, this is not a court of law; as far as I’m concerned, no justice is being served here, and you still can’t look me in the eye. So I say, do what you want to do, give me whatever time you want, because I’m not in your hands, I’m in God’s hands.“
today we celebrate the greatest rapper who ever lived: Happy 44th Birthday Tupac Amaru Shakur. He would’ve celebrated his 44th Birthday today.
Tupac is known and will forever go down as the Greatest Of All Time, not only for his music but for the wise words he spoke and his mental strength in standing up against oppression.
Tupac’s real name was Lesane Parish Crooks. Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, renamed him Tupac Amaru Shakur a little under a year after Tupac was born. Shakur was named after the South American revolutionary Túpac Amaru. Túpac Amaru was a South American revolutionary who led the indigenous revolt against Spanish rule. The revolutionary would be executed by his oppressors. “Tupac Amaru” means “shining serpent.” “Shakur” means “thankful to God” in Arabic.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.- Tupac Shakur
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”