Tupac Shakur

(Tupac Amaru Shakur)

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All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
America wants its respect. Respect
Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him. Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated. Death
I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.
I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. Life
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect. Respect
I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center. Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East. Religion & God ;Death
I'll probably be punished for hard living.
I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society. Society
I'm a reflection of the community.
In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time. Time
Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down. Time
It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us. Religion & God
It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave. Life
Let the Lord judge the criminals.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
The only time I have problems is when I sleep. Time
Thug Life to me is dead. Life
We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.
What I learned in jail is that I can't change. I can't live a different lifestyle - this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made. Life
When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.
With all my fans I got a family again. Families, Children & Parenting