Nas Wishes He Could've Prevented Tupac And Biggie Beef
His own experience
Nas tells us that he’d stress the impact the duo had, not just on the world of rap, but on a personal level to people around the globe. He would stress how hip hop culture has spread like wildfire throughout the entire world, and that they had an immeasurable influence on every hip hop artist since their untimely death. Nas went on to say he’d impart what he learned from being in a heated feud with Jay-Z for nearly a decade.
The wordsmith reflects, “We’re expected to be leaders, especially coming from the communities we came from….it’s not just sex, drugs and rock and roll and nothing matters. It matters. We learn. I learnt from losing Biggie and ‘Pac (Tupac), the greatest musicians I’ve ever seen.”
The world needs Tupac and Biggie more than we think
We need them around to guide this misled youth of the rap world. The Lil Yacthys and Young Thugs have been forced on us like we all drank too much at a frat party and the Brock Turners of the music industry are sitting back, mouths watering, waiting for us to pass out. Maybe if Biggie and Pac were still here, there wouldn’t be room for so much blatant mainstream ear rape. Yachty has been clear that he doesn’t appreciate Tupac’s music. If Pac were around he would not let all this mumbling rap and annoying robot throat autotune go unpunished.
They were leaders. They could have been much more
It goes deeper than that. Nas touches on it when he says, “We’re expected to be leaders, especially coming from the communities we came from.” This is so relevant with everything going on with black people in this country. Nas is exactly right. They were leaders. They were also assassinated. Tupac’s mother was a Black Panther and he would not sit idly by while his people are murdered by the government. Activism is in his blood. The past few years have brought to light just how brutally law enforcement treats the black community. We need leaders now more than ever to make so many “Changes.”
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