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The Rose That Grew From Concrete (Book)
He was murdered at the age of twenty-five. Read an Excerpt The Rose That Grew from Concrete Autobiographical Did u hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete Proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams it learned 2 breathe fresh air Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared!
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Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. Show More. The Shining Star Within! If There Be Pain The Rose That Grew from Concrete 4.
Tupac Shakur appreciated the sound and rhythm of words and the powerful affect they could have on people. He wrote these poems at 19 when he was part of a writing group conducted by Leila Steinberg, a writer and producer working in the music industry.
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The book captures Shakur's passion and anger in a unique format. On the right side of the page is the typed version of each poem. On the left side is a copy of Shakur's own handwriting on notebook paper. Shakur drew an eye for "I" or used symbols to replace words like peace and love. Two women who loved him dearly - his mother, Afeni Shakur, and poet and close friend Nikki Giovanni, share their thoughts in the preface and forward of the book. Tupac writes in part : "Did u hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete Proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet.
He grew up in the projects and homeless shelters of New York City. Tupac also starred in several motion pictures, including Juice, Gang Related, and Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson click on link below to read my Shvoong review on Tupac's co-star Janet.
You may have never heard his music or seen his movies. You may disregard this book because of all the controversy that surrounded his life. But as Afeni Shakur writes, "Tupac's work speaks for itself. Guest More than 1 year ago I am deeply in love with him for many reasons.
The Rose That Grew From Concrete By Tupac Shakur
Guest More than 1 year ago Many older adults feel that Tupac was just another rapper. This book proves that Tupac is a very powerful person that expressed his life in music, poetry, and much more.
Tupac is my idol and he will be missed by millions of people he didn't even know. The book is formatted with his original writing and a typed transcription of the work.
The book is separated into thematic sections including romance and politics. It's an interesting look into the interior life of an artist.
I used this book with a set of middle school boys who were "too cool to write poetry" but loved hip hop music. Just reading this book turned this set of boys into writers overnight. Tupac uses symbols that appeal to middle school students and reflect the struggles in his life. I would highly recommend using this book to hook middle and high school students.
Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
Reprinted here a reader finds fairly traditionally styled poems Tupac wrote before becoming the rap legend he turned into. While you can still feel his voice if you're a fan of his music, and see the same symptoms of dreams and disgust, these poems are also obviously from a younger mind, adolescent, and the beginnings of an artist finding a voice.
What makes the book even more of a treasure is the choice to include not only typed versions of the poems, but photocopies of the poems torn from looseleaf written in his handwriting.
If you're skeptic, of a fan of his music, just take a look. These are NOT simply reprints of lyrics as poems as seems to have become the fashion with musicians lately--these are original poems that came before the songs, and which the family chose to print after his death. They tell a deeper picture of Tupac, and have some memorable sweet language in the process.
He talkes about most things that happen in his life and how he feels about it. He had a hard life and later on used this book to make a C. He was very succesful in his life, he was an actor, rapper, and an inspiration to many people.
However, they lend us crucial insight into his life and artistic development. These are the poetic seeds of a then budding lyricist and performer, containing shadows of the brilliance soon to bloom, that leave us now to be thankful for the art that was given and to yearn for all that could have been. DonyG More than 1 year ago Recommendable. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Such beautiful lyrics from a beautiful soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago I honestly expected a little more and was a little disappointed with it. The book didn't "live up" to the description provided for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago. He was a talented person very deep with his words and when i recieved the book and started reading it and reading every poem he wrote and in his own hand writing i was mezmerized by his words and you can feel how he felt writing it i recommend everyone read his work and see the other side of tupac R.
P tupac thanks for the insperation Anonymous More than 1 year ago I loved this book!! I go back and read it all the time.
You must go get the book especially for the people who thought Tupac was JUST a "gangster" rapper because this book would definitely change your mind. It would really make you realize how unique, deep, and just the opposite of what others and the negative public eyes thought of him. Related Searches. Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki GiovanniAward-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the best African American works from classic and contemporary poets.
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