The Other Side of Tupac: Smile ft. Scarface

Some people love to elevate and applaud the Hit Em Up side of Tupac, even though All Eyez on Me was not even his best album, in my opinion. Tupac once said in an interview that he was at war with his own heart. I feel like we all are at war with our own minds/heart, but it is up to us to let the best, good, & positive overpower the negative. Tupac Amaru Shakur was an intelligent man who did some ignorant things. He was a one of a kind, and no, there will never be another Tupac. Kendrick Lamar is, well, Kendrick Lamar and there is only one him as well. We don’t need another Tupac and he was limited edition ( as we all are supposed to be). I like listening to the Tupac that used his inspirational voice to create a thought provoking message, &  this song is a great example. Featuring another one-of-a-kind rapper, Scarface, this song has an overall good message. In a lot of Tupac’s songs he describes his pain, experiences, and the outcome of negative deeds. For an example, while other rappers like Biggie ( no shade) often glorified selling crack/cocaine, Tupac also rapped about the negative outcome a lot as well. Even though I don’t always agree with Tupac’s point of view on issues, he rapped about more conscious subject material and more intellectually stronger lyrics than Biggie. Biggie Smalls had a great flow & was very talented, but was not as lyrical as Tupac in my opinion.  For an example, the lyrics to ”Hell 4 A Hustler” featuring The Outlawz and ”Changes” are clear examples of Tupac’s conscious bothering him after doing negative things for money. In the song ”Smile” as well, there are lyrics that back up this claim. I mean, Biggie made a few songs that I like  ”Sky’s The Limit” and a few others, but if we’re including who was more lyrical to the whole ”greatest rapper ever” debate…then Tupac is one of the top candidates. A lot of people really want to see the NWA biopic, which seems interesting, but I am patiently waiting for a good quality Tupac biopic. And I can’t emphasize GOOD & QUALITY enough. Please don’t let it be awful or mediocre lol *sighs*


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