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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue58 (December 2017)

A Look Back at Tupac Shakur's Interviews: "I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world."

Tupac Amaru Shakur engaged with the media as effectively as any
Hip-Hop artist, ever. Presumably influenced by Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, John Lennon, and the great political and artistic minds he studied, Pac commanded the spotlight. Long before his albums and songs topped the charts, he was on the radar of MTV, BET, The Arsenio Hall Show, newspapers, and the magazines spilling off of the shelves in the 1990s. To get inside Shakur’s mind proved to be as exciting and rewarding as any listen to his music. Some of those statements, whether on Venice Beach, outside a Manhattan courthouse, or in the recording studio, are quoted as heavily as his lyrics.

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