TOP 10 BEST TUPAC SHAKUR LYRICS

10 Greatest Lyrics and Lines on Life From one of The Greatest Hip Hop Artists of All Time.

Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Shakur was also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli and Pac.

Tupac Shakur is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Shakur has sold over 75 million records globally, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Rolling Stone ranked Tupac Shakur 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In April 2017 Tupac Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The primary themes of Tupac Shakur’s songs focused on violence and hardships in inner cities as well as racism other societal problems. Later in his career, Shakur was also vocal in the East Coast-West Coast Hip Hop Rivalry. In addition to being a rapper, Shakur was also an actor, starring in six films and TV shows in the 1990s.

Shakur died on September 7, 1996 when he was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Driven by my ambitions, desire higher positions. So I proceed to make Gs, eternally in my mission. Is to be more than just a rap musician. The elevation of today’s generation. If I could make ’em listen.

— Tupac Shakur

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Here’s a message to the newborns, waitin to breathe. If u believe than u can achieve just look at me.

— Tupac Shakur

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My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.

— Tupac Shakur

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The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.

— Tupac Shakur

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I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.

— Tupac Shakur

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Only God can judge me, that which doesn’t kill me can only make me stronger.

— Tupac Shakur

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For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.

— Tupac Shakur

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You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other.

— Tupac Shakur

TOP 10 BEST 50 CENT LYRICS

Don’t settle for less – even a genius asks-es questions. Be grateful for blessings. Don’t ever change, keep your essence.

— Tupac Shakur

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Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall.

— Tupac Shakur

TUPAC SHAKUR QUOTES

 

With all my fans I got a family again.

— Tupac Shakur

 

All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

— Tupac Shakur

 

They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bulls***.

— Tupac Shakur

 

That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feels as though they gotta tell me how to live my life.

— Tupac Shakur

 

My mama always used to tell me: If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m done talking since you’re not listening, continue to hang out with them nothing ass bitches, then!

— Tupac Shakur

 

Always falling too deep in a relationship, always end up being the one that’s hurt the most.

— Tupac Shakur

 

A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.

— Tupac Shakur

 

I want to be better. You grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Whatever it takes to switch places with the bustas on top.

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.

— Tupac Shakur

 

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up, and handle it.

— Tupac Shakur

 

It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

— Tupac Shakur

 

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.

— Tupac Shakur

 

There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

— Tupac Shakur

 

The only time I have problems is when I sleep.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Things will never be the same, that’s just the way it is.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Even though you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t believe everything you hear. Real eyes, realize, real lies.

— Tupac Shakur

 

No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.

— Tupac Shakur

 

The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.

— Tupac Shakur

 

We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart.

— Tupac Shakur

 

In my mind, I’ll be thinking is this true, will I fail? Am I supposed to fail? Should I just stop trying and give up? But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do.

— Tupac Shakur

 

I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle. I make mistakes but learn from every one. And when it’s said and done. I bet this brother be a better one. If I upset you don’t stress. Never forget, that God isn’t finished with me yet.

— Tupac Shakur

 

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*** on.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Life’s a test, mistakes are lessons, but the gift of life is knowing that you have made a difference. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t believe everything you hear: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

God, When I was alone, and had nothing, I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain, No one came, except God, When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep, No one could help me.. except God, When all I saw was sadness, and I needed answers, No one heard me, except God, So when I’m asked.. who I give my unconditional love to? I look for no other name, except God. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

If you let a person talk long enough you’ll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Feel me now, picture my pain, embrace my words, make the world change. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It’s an eternal journey. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

God will judge my heart, Man will judge my actions.

— Tupac Shakur

 

A lot of people, black, white, Mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

A woman bought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Long live the rose that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared.

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t look back unless it’s a good view. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

We look at death from the selfish side, like: “That guy died. Oh, it’s so sad.” Why is it sad? He’s away from all of this bad stuff that’s here on Earth. I mean, at the worst, he’s just somewhere quiet, no nothing. At best, he’s an angel… or he’s a spirit somewhere. What is so bad about that? 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

When I say ‘ thug’ I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he’s a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

They Have Money For War But Can’t Feed The Poor. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

All the Hennessy and weed can’t hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I’m living just to die. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Break the chains in our brains that make us fear. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

If you could walk a mile in my shoes you’d be crazy too. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

There’s gon’ be some stuff you gon’ see that’s gon’ make it hard to smile in the future. But through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor. You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit. Remember that. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t leave this world without giving it your all. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Perspective. You start looking at things differently, like everything’s not so important. You don’t take things so personally. Everyone changes, becomes better people. We all should get that chance… 

— Tupac Shakur

 

You gotta keep ur head up even when the road is hard never give up. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’ 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

But tomorrow I see a change, a chance to build anew, built on Spirit, intent of heart, and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong ideas of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

It’s time we stop worrying, and get angry you know? But not angry and pick up a gun, but angry and open our minds. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I see myself as real. Like I mean if I was the President I would have a responsibility, because people put me there. Nobody put me here. They just buy my records. They wouldn’t buy my records if my records wasn’t good. I’m being who i am in the record. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life’ and thinks it’s HOPELESS. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Study your lessons, don’t settle for less. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

The trick is to never lose hope! 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

We talk a lot about Malcolm X and Martin Luther King JR, but it’s time to be like them, as strong as them. They were mortal men like us and everyone of us can be like them. I don’t want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says, this is who I am, this is what I do. I say what’s on my mind. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I gotta big mouth, I can’t help it, I talk from my heart, I’m real, whatever comes comes. But my controversy problem, it’s not my fault, I try to find my way in the world you know, I try to be somebody instead of just make money off of everybody. So I go down paths that haven’t been traveled before and I usually mess up, but I learn, I come back stronger.. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Strength is overcome by weakness/Joy is overcome by Pain/The night is overcome by Brightness/and Love-it remains the same. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

We probablyin hell already, our dumb asses not knowin, everybody kissin ass to go to heaven ain’t goin. 

— Tupac Shakur 

 

The realest people don’t have a lot of friends. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

My only fear of death is reincarnation. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal Trying 2 find peace of mind and still preserve my soul. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

If I upset you, don’t stress. Never forget
That God isn’t finished with me yet.
I feel His hand on my brain…
When I write rhymes, I go blind and let the Lord do His thang. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

It’s like if you plant something in the concrete and if it grow and the rose petal got all kinds of scratches and marks, you ain’t gonna say, ‘Damn, look at all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from the concrete.’ You’re gonna be like, ‘Damn, a rose grew from the concrete?’ 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Why am I fighting to live, If I am just living to fight Why am I trying to see. When there aint nothing in sight Why am I trying to give, When no one gives me a try Why am I dying to live, If I am just living to die? 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Real eyes, realize, real lies. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world, I’m going to change the world. But I guarantee I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that’s our job. It’s to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the one, but let’s not be selfish. And because we[‘re] not going to change the world, not talk about how we should change it. I don’t know how to change it. But I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody’s going to clean it up! 

— Tupac Shakur

 

If you don’t know me, don’t judge me. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Heaven ain’t hard to find; all you gotta do is look. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Fear no man but only God. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Can’t close my eyes cause all I see is terror
I hate the man in the mirror
Cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Life give to you what you gave to it. So give your best. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m not saying girls are perfect, because we all know that’s not true. But why be unfaithful to her if she was true to you. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Play the game, never let the game play you. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Dear Mama, don’t cry, your baby boy’s doin’ good,
Tell the homies I’m in heaven, and they ain’t got hoods.
Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook,
Drippin’ peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke… 

— Tupac Shakur

 

All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

For every single dark night there is a brighter day. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

In my death, people will understand what I was talking about. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m responsible for what i did. I’m not responsible for what every black male did. Yes! I call myself a THUG, because i grew up in the ghetto. And I’m still standing. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Role is something people play, model is something people make, both of those things are fake. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I didn’t get that power from gunz..coz there’s no gunz in jail..I got that power from books and from thinking and strategizing… That’s what I want little niggaz to see. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I am society’s child. This is how they made me and now I’m sayin’ what’s on my mind and they don’t want that. This is what you made me, America. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

And now i’m like a major threat, ‘Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’d love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change. And that’s the way it is. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

How many caskets can we witness before we see it’s hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Life’s a wheel of fortune and it’s my chance to spin it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Only God can judge me. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Will my enemies flee when they see me? Believe me, even thugz gotta learn to take it easy! 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I was raised in this society so you can’t expect me to be a perfect person cause I’ma do what I’ma do. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Gangsta Rap is dead. I’ve moved on. And the raps that I’m rappin to my community shouldn’t be filled with rage? They shouldn’t be filled with same attrocities that they gave me? The media they don’t talk about it, so in my raps I have to talk about it, and it seems foreign because there’s no one else talking about it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me, I don’t want it if it’s that easy. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Pledge allegiance to the flag that neglects us. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

You never know what’s going on in somebody’s mind. There’s a lot of pressure on someone growing up. You have to watch it. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I’m the rebel totally going against the grain. I always want to do the extreme. I want to get as many people looking as possible. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t live to fight, fight to live. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

But please don’t cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Take ones adversity
Learn from their misfortune
Learn from their pain
Believe in something
Believe in yourself
Turn adversity into ambition
Now blossom into wealth. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

My music is not for everyone. It’s only for the strong-willed, the [street] soldiers music. It’s not like party music- I mean, you could gig to it, but it’s spiritual. My music is spiritual. It’s like Negro spirituals, except for the fact that I’m not saying ‘We shall Overcome.’ I’m saying that we are overcome. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

I know what good morals are, but you’re supposed to disregard good morals when you’re living in a crazy, bad world. If you’re in hell, how can you live like an angel? You’re surrounded by devils,trying to be an angel? That’s like suicide. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

You reached your level, you don’t want any more. We asked ten years ago, we were askin’ with the Panthers, we were askin’ in the Civil Rights Movement. Now those who were askin’ are all dead or in jail, wo what are we gonna do? And we shouldn’t be angry!? 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Here’s a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds ‘though life is hard, we carry on, livin’ in the projects, broke with no lights on. To all the seeds that follow me- protect your essence, born with less, but you still precious. 

— Tupac Shakur

 

Don’t support the phonies, SUPPORT THE REAL. 

— Tupac Shakur

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