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  • Tupac

    1. 1. Before he became the highest selling rap artist of all time...
    2. 2. before he starred in eleven movies...
    3. 3. before he set the music industry on fire...
    4. 4. before he was recognized by the Vatican as a “distinguished artist who aimed to reach the heart of a good minded people”...
    5. 5. before the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts was created in his honor...
    6. 6. Tupac was a seventeen year old boy. Without a father, raised by a mother who was on and off drugs, but blessed with a love for the written and spoken word, Tupac found solace in his poetry... enjoy!
    7. 7. The Rose That Grew From Concrete • The poetic musings of a teenage Tupac Amaru Shakur
    8. 8. Poetry written by a teen for teens
    9. 9. Why do teens relate to these poems?
    10. 10. Why do teens relate to these poems? • main themes • first love • poverty • racial inequality • drugs • violence • coming of age • family issues • Hope!
    11. 11. The Rose That Grew From Concrete Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's law is wrong, it learned 2 walk with out having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams it learned 2 breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared!
    12. 12. Young Love
    13. 13. Young Love 1st Impressions (4 Irene) Just when I thought I'd seen it all our paths crossed and met and I Knew from the First glance that u would be hard 2 4get your eyes attracted me First but you reeked of sultry confidence I couldn't wait 2 touch lips and kiss with my Heart's intentions when we did it was what I expected and 4 that moment we erased the tension of the awkwardness of First Date Jitters and the initial Blind Date First impressions we kissed again and I felt the passion and this was CUPID's blessing
    14. 14. Unrequited Love
    15. 15. Unrequited Love What Can I Offer Her? All of my life I dreamed of meeting one with immense beauty, and once I found her I would charm her and she’d be mine forever. I have found her and indeed she is all I wished for and more but she is not charmed nor intrigued. Then I think 2 myself “What can I offer her?” The tears warm my eyes and blur my vision. I stick 2 my stance of bravado and give her the same uninterested look she gave me. She was so beautiful. But what can I offer her?
    16. 16. If I Fail If in my quest 2 achieve my goals I stumble or crumble and lose my soul Those that knew me would easily co-sign There was never life as hard as mine No father-no money-no chance and no guide I only follow my voice inside if it guides me wrong and I do not win I'll learn from mistakes and try 2 achieve again.
    17. 17. The Arts
    18. 18. The Arts Starry Night (Dedicated in memory of Vincent Van Gogh) A creative heart, obsessed with satisfying this dormant and uncaring society you have given them the stars at night and u have given them Bountiful Bouquets of Sunflowers but 4 u there is only contempt and though u pour yourself into that fame and present it so proudly this world could not accept your masterpieces from the heart So on that starry night u gave 2 us and u took away from us the one thing we never acknowledged your life.
    19. 19. Racism
    20. 20. Racism Just a Breath of Freedom (4 Nelson Mandela) held captive 4 your politics They wanted 2 break your soul They ordered the extermination of all minds they couldn't control 4 u the fate was far worse than just a brutal homicide They caged u like an animal and watched u slowly die inside As u Breathe your first air of freedom on the day u become a free man Raise your Regal Brow in Pride 4 now you R in God's Hands The life of many were given so that the day would one day come That the devils in Power at Pretoria would pay for the evil crimes they've done
    21. 21. Poverty
    22. 22. Poverty Government Assistance or My Soul It would be like a panther asking a panther hunter 4 some meat, all High school dropouts R not DUMB All unemployed aren't lazy and there R many days I hunger But I would go hungry and homeless Before the American Government gets my soul
    23. 23. A Teen Reads A Poem by Tupac God
    24. 24. Tupac: In His Own Words Explaining The Rose That Grew From Concrete...
    25. 25. Tupac: In His Own Words On society...
    26. 26. Tupac: In His Own Words On Women...
    27. 27. One Teen’s Rendition of...
    28. 28. In Closing
    29. 29. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader
    30. 30. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens
    31. 31. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music
    32. 32. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month)
    33. 33. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month) • Universal themes
    34. 34. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month) • Universal themes • Each poem is written in Tupac’s handwriting
    35. 35. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month) • Universal themes • Each poem is written in Tupac’s handwriting • Diary like (replete with Tupac’s art)
    36. 36. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month) • Universal themes • Each poem is written in Tupac’s handwriting • Diary like (replete with Tupac’s art) • Tupac’s use of shorthand predates current teen fascination with texting
    37. 37. In Closing • Ideal for the reluctant reader • Appeals to inner city teens • Great for teens who like rap music • Great introduction to poetry for YA’s (April is National Poetry Month) • Universal themes • Each poem is written in Tupac’s handwriting • Diary like (replete with Tupac’s art) • Tupac’s use of shorthand predates current teen fascination with texting • Heavy use of slang
    38. 38. “and my mission is to be more than just a rap musician, the elevation of today’s generation if I can make them listen...”
    39. 39. “and my mission is to be more than just a rap musician, the elevation of today’s generation if I can make them listen...” Tupac Amaru Shakur
    40. 40. “and my mission is to be more than just a rap musician, the elevation of today’s generation if I can make them listen...” Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971-1996
    41. 41. Sources Photos: Slides 1-5- Amazon.com Slides 6-21 and background photos from slides 22-28- All photos used were retrieved from Creative Commons Videos: Youtube.com Slide 22- Kabrasblack Slide 23- The Jojobinks Slide 24- QD3ENT Slide 25-BLUST33L Slide 26- artsandideas

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