I don`t know what Tupac would have thought about some of President Obama`s policies,but I wish he was around to see President Obama`s Election in 2008 and inauguration in 2009.Tupac was a lor smarter than a lot of people generally like to think of him as being and I think if he were alive now,maybe he would have mautred and calmed down some.`Pac lives on!
I understand the thought is a righteous one, but honestly if what you're trying to portray or my interpretation of it would be "black changes" therefor my critic is based on those grounds.
first of all Obama is 1/8 black, no biggie, but other than that i really see no other reason for these two "icons?" to be in the same picture, Pac was an influential character as is Obama, but the difference is that Pac gave a voice to he people, while Obama is giving a voice to banks and corporations, you see, both these men are black, charismatic and influential, but one of them, Pac is giving you the red pill while the other, Obama is giving you the blue pill. One gives power to the People (Pac) one gives the illusion of power to the people (Obama).
So now you see where I stand in my critic. I would find this picture much more graceful had the two been painted in different shades, Red and Blue? Still I acknowledge you're initial message but I must say that it is taking from Pacs greatly deserved prestige and giving to Obamas Empty Words.
I'm sorry but I am a great fan of Pac but this painting is in many senses demoralizing Pacs beliefs and ultimately his dreams. If any President deserves to be next to him it would either be Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Possibly (hopefully) future president Ron Paul.
Take my critic not as a personal hate, rather a glass window in which you may or may not find you're self trapped in. If you find that you are trapped in this window, do not attempt to break it. simply try to understand it, and through the gaining of knowledge you will find you're self freed.
Knowledge will lead the way, Knowledge will set you free - gu4ch3l0c0
Just because he's only 1/8 black doesn't mean anything, if you are perceived as not white that is really all it comes down to (he looks black he is black). Tupac wanted there to be a non-white president. Obama does changes for companies because it will make a bigger impact on the people. You have to look at things down the road, if banks are allowed to have crazy interest rates that fluctuate then it will cause many people to file bankruptcy and foreclose homes. You have to look outside of Tupac's vision.
And by the sound of it you are just another white person. If you understood his lyrics then you'd understand too.
Jealous? Are you fucking stupid? I'm not even an artist how the fuck am I supposed to be jealous of someones work? I'm a fucking critic you brainless shit and for good reason. If you think that this artwork is awesome then that just shows me how a little to nothing you know about Tupac and Obama you stupid fuck.
were you to wear this shirt you'd . . . fck this i'm just gona become a rapper and fckn make a fkn album there's too many to go around responding individually.
later peeps i'll be in the library or looking for a job, doing my research and exercising my tongue. hopefully i'll make it in time for the 2012 elections, Ron Paul! I'll scream at the top of my lungs. I hope we come to an understanding if not at least get my message, I don't mean to be rude get an education and stop being dumb, and just to let you know I'm Mexican, I dropped out of school and I don't have a job! if I can learn these things surely you can. you want to play Tupac we'll here is his song, "show me and I'll go" so head to the library or even the net, know where you stand and know what that is. Democrat? Republican? or Independent?
I'm a Conservative Republican at the moment but I still have a lot to learn and if I ever change its because I've done the research and know, not because people on television news stations tell me so.
Proud to be American, but as an American I have to protect my liberty. Proud Activist Proud Renegade, Call me an Outlaw when the the truth is a crime in a nation of lies! So Fuck the Government that keeps us in chains.
you seem to be the only person who made sense, but I'm having a hard time understanding 2pacs quote you posted.
its intriguing because at first I interpreted it as meaning that due to racism and social ignorances it would be long before we'd see a black president.
But now I wonder if Tupac was smart enough to predict that a black president would be elected soon and that we would be unaware to realize that he could been used against us, because of our intolerance of racism we would devoutly give our hope to him unconditionally and without question.
I hope you respond to me reply I'd really like to hear a more in depth response of your interpretation.
i completely agree with you gu4ch3l0c0 tupac knew about the corruption in the system and industry and he tried to motivate the youth and his fans to rebel against the system in which we live he was a free speaker where as Obama takes orders from a higher power e.g. billion dollar corporation who are runned by illumanati. See the reason why obama is where he is at so that he can deceive the ignorant public. "HE IS NO DIFFERENT TO BUSH" corrupted presidents; corrupt society and political views. READ MORE UNDERSTAND MORE-----KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
"But now I wonder if Tupac was smart enough to predict that a black president would be elected soon and that we would be unaware to realize that he could been used against us, because of our intolerance of racism we would devoutly give our hope to him unconditionally and without question."
Tupac understood politics and manipulation, and he would certainly see through the facade.
interesting, I've recently (2 years), have become politically aware, I would call it, and when i fist this song way before (5 years) I took at with the racism and all would impede such a feat, but yes it makes more sense now.
I'm sure had Obama been the Black President Tupac envisioned he would be, sadly he is not, therefore I have strong evidence and beliefs that Tupac would feel betrayed. not by the artist of course. Tupac would understand the artists good intentions, but would see his lack of understanding in politics, thus pac would simultaneously feel grief upon looking at this art.
I'm sure when Pac envisioned a black president he, saw a proud humble gracious president who's words and promises would not fall on empty hands, rather today that is exactly what we are getting, had Pac been alive and as I am aware was politically active would of questioning alot of Obamas Policies, from our foreign policy to healthcare reform. Had Tupac givin a fuck which he clearly did, He'd be telling you that it "aint about black or white cuz we're human", and that " The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons Don't settle for less - even the genius asks-es questions Be grateful for blessings Don't ever change, keep your essence The power is in the people and politics we address Always do your best, don't let the pressure make you panic And when you get stranded And things don't go the way you planned it Dreamin of riches, in a position of makin a difference Politicians and hypocrites, they don't wanna listen"
so listen don't be a hypocrite, ask question study your lessons, always do your best, the power is in the people and politics "WE" address.
So here is my lesson to you, don't just accept things. Yes Obama speak of change and all these wonderful things that sound smart appealing and even revolutionary, but you'd be a fool not to investigate and see what is really being done. Americans tried that approach with Bush, and look where that got us. I'm telling you Obama is a fraud I've done the research but* do not take my word for it! look up the things he says and compare them to what he does! The message I stress is not that different than Pacs and for good reason too.
good talk dude, People dont get it when Pac said We aint ready to have a black President they think its because of how the system is, its not just that smh, what he ment was us Black People as a whole still have ignorance and have the whole "Trust in our own kind" thing going on and black people dont understand that if we stay in this whole Follow The Black Leader position we will NEVER get better as a people, and it makes me sick to my stomach that our people are being lead to another cliff's end by yet another "Leader" smh black people must wake up, and if any 1 who reads this comment thinks Pac would have like obama go and listen to "Only God Can Judge Me" and "White Manz World" pac said "They Say Its The White Man I should Fear,But Its My Own Kind Doin All The Killin Here" just think about that line and do re-search in the government and and come up with your own conclusion about obama and his boss's.