The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a posthumous album based on the poetry/ writings of Tupac . “Hit ‘Em Up”; “Are U Still Down”; “Panther Power”. Featured singles. “Smile”; “Playa Cardz Right”. Books. The Rose That Grew from Concrete. The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur – A stunning collection of poems from one of the most revered rap artists in the world, Tupac Shakur, now the. The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a posthumous album based on the poetry/ writings of Tupac Amaru Shakur, released in This album features a large.

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But, with that said, I think it’s a good place to start when you look at his life. In addition to his status as a top-selling recording artist, Shakur was a successful film actor and a prominent social activist.

The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur

His legacy is indomitable — remaining vibrant and rpse. I got a kick out of all the boom that were dedicated to a different chic I’m glad I finally took the time out to read this. For starters if you love to read poetry, then this is actually a really good book because it has such deep, and powerful meaning.

He wasn’t just a “thug” making music but the guy was smart. But, even if this book made me sad at times, I got to admit it is one of my favorite books. Female Version ” featuring Mos Def. Contact Cantador Harrison Motaso www. Starry Night a creative heart, obsessed with satisfying This dormant and uncaring society u have given them the stars at night and u have given them Bountiful Bouquets of Sunflowers But [for] u there is only contempt and though u fgom yourself into that frame and present it so proudly this world could not accept your masterpieces from the heart So on that 2pav night u gave [to] us and u took away from us The one thing we never acknowledged your life I was very impressed with the poems in this book.


Tupac is tge by many as the hardcore gangsta rapper who was gunned down in Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.

This poem greq brought so much feeling into me, it was sad but really romantic. It is a collection of more than poems that focuses on his upbringing, poverty, great personalities like Van Gogh and Nelson Mandela in his own handwriting on one side of the page, with a typed version on the opposite side. The Rose That Grew from Cconcrete is focused on his poetry work. Tupak was a disciplined and educated man.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. For example the poem “Under he Skies” says “My child is out fhat somewhere under the skies above”, he’s talking about his daughter. I loved this poetry collection. Thus, it is clear his music is written and appreciated like a work of literature. Nice glimpse into Tupac’s mind as he was entering adulthood.

A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry. The one genre I avoided, however, was rap.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

Views Read Edit View history. His talent was unbounded — a frlm force that commanded attention and respect. True Crime Children’s Books. The wit and emotion is something that comes from a place he did not often show roze his music, but it is still his voice on the page.

Would I consider all of it great poetry? However, Tupac also had a softer side. It’s mostly like poems and lyrics to his songs, but they are based on his life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The poems cover so many themes from love, fear, devotion, youth, desires, family, etc. In my opinion Tupak expresses a lot of what is now missing from the genre of young black artists out there rapping and playing at music.

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Tupac Shakur recorded twelve landmark albums — nine of which went either platinum or gold. Jul 15, Kristina rated it liked it. A lot of the poems are heartfelt, bemoaning social issues, injustices and racism. I do not know how better to explain than by giving you a sample in the form of a poem written as a dedication to Vincent van Gogh this book is filled with different odes and dedications and then my original, “somewhat flawed” review: And let’s not forget his meaningful lyrics.


Hip hop and rap used to be pivotal in the civil rights movement- many older generation hip hiop stars were born of the movement- Tupak’s mother was a black panther. I went back and reread this book and will give a better review. Most of 2Pac has brought me out of my reading slump. Before this book I never knew how some one could successfully put their emotions or thoughts on paper in such a way. May 23, B. After one more DU record, he went solo, and the following five years were his most fruitful artistically.

Who would have known Tupac was so perfect.

The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Another puzzling thing is that there are some seriously mistranslated expressions. I like this book because I look up too Tupac. Tupac would have been 43 years old this yea Kim Lechelle read a poem from this collection by Tupac for Poetry thursday over on You Tube and I had to get this.

This is such a moving, beautiful book of poetry I never thought I’d have a favorite poet.

The search for modernism itself had an urgency boook his explorations. The Rose that grew from Concrete 2 3 Aug 21, Reading these powerful little poems I feel that they are truly heart felt.