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The Thug Life

October 20, 2011
By Ima_G BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
Ima_G BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Reality is wrong, dreams are for the real."

Tupac Shakur has passed away, yet his music wonders through our restless world. He may have been an amazing rapper, but he wasn’t a very good citizen. He got into a lot of trouble. The words “thug life” was tattooed on his stomach. He was also shot and robbed when he was trying to record on another rappers album. Although, being put through many injuries, he survived that incident. Tupac got found guilty for a sexual abuse charge. He was sentenced 1 ½ - 4 ½ years in prison. You now im sure Tupac wasn’t intentionally involved in the thug life. Some people choose to be in the thug life, but some people are also chosen. A lot of people are also chosen. A lot of people are forced to be in a gang by other gang members. Before Tupac Shakur was taken to his sell he made the statement “A gift straight up, this is god’s will.” Tupac did get himself im a lot of trouble, he tried to get god to forgive him for his sins. Tupac Shakur had quit smoking marijuana to keep his head clear. Yet he made another statement before getting to his sell, “If we really are saying rap is an art form then we got to be true to it and ne more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everyone dying because of what you`re saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die, it just matters that you didn’t save them.” Tupac Shakur was incident in his case. Tupac Shakur was a good man, but yet he was still murdered. The police say that Tupac died living the thug life. They say that because his record was not the cleanest. He shot two police officers, got put in jail for sexual abuse for eight months, but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. There was nothing the police found that indicated the murder was gang related. The crime was not secured the first twenty minutes after the shooting. So it is possible that needed evidence could have been moved. He had gotten shot four times. Shakur’s mother holds Orlando Anderson responsible for her son’s death. He was murdered September 13, 1996. There were no suspects found. Las Vegas Metro police were investigating Shakur’s murder. Tupac Shakur’s mother also believed that the police department wasn’t trying to help because he was also involved in another investigation between the gangs Bloods and Cripps. Tupac and Biggie Smalls where rivals. I believe Tupac Shakur didn’t deserve to die.

Tupac Shakur was much loved, so I have some quotes to remember him by. “They have money for war, but can’t feed the poor.” “Reality is wrong, dreams are for the real.” “I’m not saying I’m gunna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” “I didn’t choose the thug life the thug life chose me.” He made meaningful statements.
Like any loving mother, Tupac Shakur’s forgives him for his mistakes.

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this is my love for music. Also my love for Tupac Shakur. I also believe that Tupac Shakur was inicent and i wanted to prove it to the world.

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