Today, June 16th, icon Tupac Shakur would have turned 50, but despite his untimely death, he is still considered one of the most influential MCs of our time.
2Pac’s devoted followers regard him as a prophet of sorts, due to his ability to remain relevant to the times long after his death. In his music, he almost predicted what would happen after his absence. In honor of his 50th birthday, TheSource.com presents our top 5 favorite Tupac predictions.
Prediction #1: “Only good people die young”
It was more than a tragedy/Emotions hit me/A plane fell out of the sky/We’re trying to figure out what happened/The church is on fire, I’m afraid of God, who’s so cruel? Huh?」
Prior to the 911 tragedy, Puck quoted the following lyrics describing the events of the time. Whether he deliberately predicted it or not, the World Trade Center was indeed attacked by planes, and churches continue to be burned in this day and age.
Prediction #2: “change”
And, as heaven has given us, we are not ready to meet a black president. “
President Obama wasn’t ready to come to the White House when Puck wrote the song “Changes,” and the prediction has been true ever since. The song’s lyrics still make sense, and he delves deep into the situation of black people in America and the challenges they still face today.
Prediction #3: “God bless the dead”
Rest in peace my dearest Biggie Smalls…”
Ellie’s taunts before Tupac or Bigg were murdered weren’t about Notorious Bigg, so it may have been one of those unfortunate misunderstandings about beef that led to their demise.
Prediction #4: “Nigaz has changed”
I was shot and killed, can’t say how it happened
Every word and word has happened/But you better trust that Niggaz will get what he deserves. “
“The ‘Niggaz Done Changed’ bar is just one example of how many times Puck predicted his untimely death.
Prediction #5: “Keep Ya Heads Up”
I think it’s time to kill for our women / It’s time to heal our women and be true to our women / And if we don’t, we will produce a race of babies that hate women who make babies. “
In “Keep Ya Head Up,” Puck spoke with women of the time and predicted what would happen if men didn’t support them. Unfortunately, he was right about the current generation.
Happy 52nd Birthday to Icon Tupac Shakur on behalf of TheSource.com