249 Tupac Quotes on Life, Love, Death & Dreams to Inspire You

Tupac Shakur, originally named Lesane Parish Crooks, was an influential American rapper and actor, a leading figure in 1990s gangsta rap.

Born to a Black Panther member, he moved frequently during his childhood before settling in Baltimore, then Marin City.

Shakur joined Digital Underground in 1990 and released his solo debut, 2Pacalypse Now, in 1991.

The album, lacking a radio-friendly single, nevertheless sold well after attracting political criticism.


Shakur’s acting career began in 1992 with films like Juice and Poetic Justice. However, his lifestyle led to legal trouble, culminating in a 1994 sexual assault conviction.

Paroled in 1995, he released the chart-topping All Eyez on Me under Death Row Records in 1996.

He was fatally shot later that year, sparking shock and controversy. Despite his short career, Shakur’s legacy endures, with posthumous releases and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I have handpicked some of the inspirational quotes by Tupac.

Top 10 Tupac Quotes


1. “What doesn’t kill me just makes me stronger.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


2. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


3. “Follow the rules or follow the fools.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


4. “Don’t believe everything you hear: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


5. “It’s just me against the world.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


6. “I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


7. “Life’s a test, mistakes are lessons, but the gift of life is knowing that you have made a difference.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


8. “Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


9. “Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


10. “Real eyes, realize, real lies…” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

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11. “Only God can judge me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


12. “The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

13. “And every breath I breathe until the moment I’m deceased. Will be another moment ballin’ as a ‘G’.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

14. “The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


15. “Watch me, diamonds shining looking like I robbed Liberace.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

16. “I’m 100 percent original, and that’s what got me here. My rap music is more understandable, slower. It tells a story. You can write a book on each of my thoughts.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

17. “Gotta get a tight grip, don’t slip, loose lips, sank ships, it’s a trip, I love the way she licks her lips.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

18. “I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


19. “Stay in the game until the end of time.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

20. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith that you got.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

21. “During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

22. “No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

23. “If you don’t know me, don’t judge me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

24. “The trick is to never lose hope!” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

25. “Don’t look back unless it’s a good view.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


26. “Play the game, never let the game play you.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

27. “Things change that’s the way it is.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

28. “No one knows my Struggle, they only see the Trouble. Not knowing it’s hard to carry on when, No one loves you.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

29. “If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

30. “Long live the rose that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

31. “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

32. “Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.” ~ (Tupac).

33. “If you let a person talk long enough you’ll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

34. “Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

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35. “Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

36. “Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

37. “Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

38. “Why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

39. “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. You see the old way wasn’t working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

40. “You gotta find a way to survive cause they win when your soul dies.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


41. “Study your lessons, don’t settle for less.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

42. “Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

43. “You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

44. “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).

45. “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).

46. “My only fear of death is reincarnation.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

47. “A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

48. “Only God Can Judge Me That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

49. “My aim is to spread more smiles than tears.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

50. “I truly believe I’ve been blessed by God, and God walks with me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

51. “No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn’t glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It’s all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

52. “Dying on the inside, but outside you’re looking fearless.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

53. “You gotta keep ur head up even when the road is hard never give up.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

54. “Make me wanna kill myself, but I see death around the corner.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

55. “To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

56. “Of course I’m going to say “I’m a thug” that’s because I came from the GUTTER and I’m still HERE!” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

57. “The seed must grow regardless Of the fact that it’s planted in stone.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


58. “If you could walk a mile in my shoes you’d be crazy too.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

59. “I’m a sucker for love.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

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60. “A woman bought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

61. “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).

62. “I don’t know how to change the world but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody gon clean it up.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

63. “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete proving nature’s laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

64. “Life’s a wheel of fortune and it’s my chance to spin it.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

65. “Don’t live to fight, fight to live.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

66. “All the Hennessy and weed can’t hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I’m living just to die.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

67. “Even the genius ask questions.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

68. “It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

69. “I’m tired of being a nice guy, I’ve been poor all my life, but don’t know quite why.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


70. “Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

71. “It’s not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever’s gonna make you achieve your goal.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

72. “I’m on my knees begging, please come and save me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

73. “God come save the youth, Ain’t nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

74. “It’s hard to care when no one loves you.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

75. “Role is something people play, model is something people make, both of those things are fake.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

76. “I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

77. “If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

78. “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).

79. “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).

80. “It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

81. “I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other…” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

82. “I feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I’m supposed to be.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Inspiring Tupac Quotes

83. “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).

84. “The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

85. “Thug Life to me is dead.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

86. “There should be a class on sex education, a real sex-education class. There should be a class on police brutality. There should be a class on apartheid. There should be a class on why people are hungry. But there are not. There are classes on gym. Physical education. Let’s learn volleyball.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

87. “I’m doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life’ and thinks it’s HOPELESS.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

88. “The ground is the symbol for the poor people; the poor people is gonna open up this whole world and swallow up the rich people. It’s gonna be like – there might be some cannibalism out this mother. They might eat the rich.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

89. “Give me a paper and pen, so I can write about my life of sin. A couple of bottles of gin, in case I don’t get in.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

90. “Killing ain’t fair, but somebody gotta do it.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

91. “Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

92. “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).

93. “It don’t stop ’til the casket drop.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

94. “Even as a dope fiend mama. You always was a black queen mama.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

95. “In a position to make a difference, politicians and hypocrites they don’t wanna listen.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

96. “I exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal Trying 2 find peace of mind and still preserve my soul.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


97. “I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

98. “First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

99. “My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It’s an eternal journey.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

100. “Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

101. “Maybe in time you’ll understand only God can save us.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

102. “Death or success is what I quest, cause I’m fearless.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

103. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Powerful Tupac Quotes

104. “If you fall stand tall and come back for more.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

105. “God will judge my heart, Man will judge my actions.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

106. “They claim that I’m violent just cuz I refuse to be silent.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

107. “I wake up in the morning and ask myself; is life worth living? Should I blast myself?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

108. “I’d love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change. And that’s the way it is.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

109. “You know it’s funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

110. “This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

111. “Life give to you what you gave to it. So give your best.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

112. “I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

113. “The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

114. “Tomorrow comes after the dark.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

115. “I feel that what was done in the dark will come to light. There are secrets everybody’s gonna find out about.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

116. “Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

117. “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).

118. “I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

119. “Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

120. “There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

121. “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).

122. “Why am I fighting to live, If I am just living to fight Why am I trying to see. When there ain’t 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).

123. “When my Heart Can Beat No More I hope die for a principal or a belief that I have lived for.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

124. “Measure a man by his actions fully from the beginning to the end. Don’t take a piece out of my life or a song out of my music and say this is what I’m about because you know better than that.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

125. “For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

126. “Cry later, but for now, let’s enjoy the laughter.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

127. “I wonder if heaven got a ghetto?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

128. “As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

129. “Fear is stronger than love.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

130. “I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn’t high I’d probably blow my brains out.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

131. “When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

132. “I put the pistol by my head, and say a prayer. I see visions of me dead, Lord are you there?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

133. “The only thing that can kill me is death, that’s the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Inspirational Tupac Quotes

134. “We live like caged beasts waiting for the day to let the rage free.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

135. “How can I be a man if there is no role model?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

136. “All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

137. “Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

138. “I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

139. “We ain’t meant to survive, cause it’s a setup, And even though you’re fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


140. “Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

141. “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).

142. “I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

143. “Since I only got one life to live, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i’ll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wanting revenge for the agony they did to me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

144. “No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

145. “Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me, I don’t want it if it’s that easy.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

146. “I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That’s bad.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

147. “I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

148. “I’m a reflection of the community.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

149. “Let the Lord judge the criminals.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

150. “People die and people cry people want me dead.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

151. “Feel me now, picture my pain, embrace my words, make the world change.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

152. “Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can’t see.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

153. “Before I write I let my mind go blind and let the lord do his thing.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

154. “Time to heal our women, be real to our women. And if we don’t, then we’ll have a race of babies, that hate the ladies that make the babies.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

155. “Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

156. “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).

157. “Heaven ain’t hard to find; all you gotta do is look.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

158. “I’m gonna tie you up, blind fold you, and we gonna play which hole feel the best.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

159. “Went to church but don’t understand it, they underhanded. God gave me these commandments, the world is scandalous.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

160. “Even thugs cry, but do the Lord care?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

161. “And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

162. “Many dreams is what we had and plenty wishes.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

163. “Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I’m not the thief who grabs your purse. I’m not the guy who jacks your car. I’m not down with the people who steal and hurt others. I’m just a brother who fight back.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

164. “Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

165. “I feel like our future is our confidence and self-esteem.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

166. “In my death, people will understand what I was talking about.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

167. “Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty, been drinking liquor out of Mama’s titty.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

168. “Bill Clinton, Mr. Bob Dole, You too old to understand tha way tha game is told.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

169. “Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles i’ve survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

170. “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).

171. “Can’t sleep ’cause all the dirt make my heart hurt.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

172. “I know death follows me, but I murder him first.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

173. “Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

174. “Losing my homies in a hurry, they’re relocating to the cemetery.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

175. “Mama raised a hellraiser why cry, That’s just life in the ghetto, do or die.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

176. “Mama gave birth to a hell raising heavenly son. See the doctor tried to smack me, but I smacked him back.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

177. “Hoping they bury me with ammunition, weed, and shells. Just in case…” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

178. “I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Motivational Tupac Quotes

179. “My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

180. “It’s gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

181. “Now up and atom it’s on, I was raised to be strong, and mama told me be a thug since the day I was born. The fame was a plot to try a change me, and what’s strange is nobody knew my name.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


182. “My first words was thug for life and papa pass the mack.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

183. “If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

184. “That’s what I am, America’s nightmare. I am what you made me, the hate and evil that you gave me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

185. “I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

186. “Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

187. “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).

188. “What people do for the struggle of power is madness.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

189. “We probaly in hell already, our dumb asses not knowin, everybody kissin ass to go to heaven aint goin.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

190. “Break the chains in our brains that make us fear.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

191. “It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

192. “I don’t advocate senseless violence of any human being. I’m the one who’s been beat down. But I will not be a victim again.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

193. “You either ride with us, or collide with us.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

194. “My life is in denial. And when I die, baptized in eternal fire, I’ll shed many tears.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

195. “I’m not a gangsta rapper. I rap about things that happen to me. I got shot five times. People was trying to kill me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

196. “I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it’s worth millions.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

197. “When I die and they come for me bury me a g.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

198. “Though are hands are chained like they are, they haven’t taken music from us yet. So that’s how I’ll fight. People tell me don’t quit like everyone else. I wont have no fear.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

199. “I turn to a life of crime cause I came from a broken family.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

200. “There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

201. “This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

202. “My music will mean something. I’ll have my own production company. I’m doing my own movies. I have my own restaurant. I just wanna expand.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

203. “Biggie came at a time just like Hitler did with the Germans.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

204. “Though things change, the future’s still inside of me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

205. “Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

206. “Once people take time to find out who I really am you’d be surprised.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

207. “Papa wasn’t man enough, couldn’t stand up to his responsibilities. Instead of taking care of me, he’d rather live lavishly.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

208. “It ain’t about black or white cause we’re human.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

209. “And I hope I’m forgiven for Thug Livin when I die.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Popular Tupac Quotes

210. “I did not wanted to become the victim, so became the bully.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

211. “And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

212. “They Have Money For War But Can’t Feed The Poor.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

213. “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

214. “Dear mama, yo baby boys doing fine tell the homies I’m in heaven and they aint got hoods.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

215. “Should we cry when the pope dies, my request we should cry if they cried when we buried Malcom X.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

216. “It’s kinda hard to be optimistic, When your homies lying dead on the pavement twisted.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

217. “I looked up and all I saw was blue lights. If I die tonight, I’m dying in a gun fight.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

218. “Nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searching for fortune and fame.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

219. “One day I’m gonna bust, blow up on this society, why did you lie to me, I couldn’t find a trace of humanity.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

220. “Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


221. “How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family?” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

222. “I find any great man, black or white, I’m going to study him, learn him so he can’t be great to me no more.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

223. “When you were born the world was smiling, and you cry, because living a life so that you are dying smiled, cried and the world.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

224. “I ain’t racist but lets trade places.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

225. “After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

226. “My mother was a woman. A black woman. A single mother. Raising two kids on her own. So she was dark skinned. Had short hair. Got no love from nobody except for a group called the Black Panthers. So that’s why she was a Black Panther.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

Wise Tupac Quotes

227. “I’m calling for dialogue. I’m gathering attention for dialogue which is what you do in a struggle for power.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

228. “Born through hard times, Ghetto child of mine. I wonder if you have to suffer for your father’s crimes.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


229. “Money made me evil, court cases got me stressed Ni**az aimin at my head but I still wear my vest.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

230. “No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

231. “They wanna bury me im worried. I’m loosing my mind look down the barrel of my nine and my visions blurry. Fallen to pieces am I guilty? I pray to the lord but his laws be unfortunate because im guilty.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

232. “Elevation of today’s generation, if I can make them listen. Prisons ain’t what we need, no longer stuck in greed.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

233. “Some say they expect Illuminati take my body to sleep.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

234. “And even though i act crazy I gotta thank the lord that you made meh.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

235. “Now the baby’s in the trash heap balling.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

236. “I was looking for a father, he was gone. I hung around with the thugs, and even though they sold drugs, they showed a young brother love.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

237. “Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain’t no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

238. “Gotta start teaching the children that they can be just what they want to be, there’s much more to life than poverty.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

239. “Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

240. “Can the Lord forgive me? Got the spirit of a thug in me.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

241. “Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider. Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

242. “It makes me unhappy when brothers make babies and leave a young mother to be a pappy.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

243. “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).

244. “We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

245. “Evil’s lurking, I can see him smirking.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).


246. “How many ni**as want to be involved, see I was only talking Biggie, but I’ll kill all of y’all.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

247. “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).

248. “Forgive, but don’t forget.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

249. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” ~ (Tupac Shakur).

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Short Biography of Tupac

Tupac Shakur, known as 2Pac, was a pivotal figure in American rap music, leaving a lasting impact with over 75 million records sold globally.


His songs often tackled social issues, reflecting his upbringing in a politically active family.

Born in New York, Tupac’s journey took him from Baltimore to the San Francisco Bay Area, making waves with albums like “2Pacalypse Now” and “All Eyez on Me.”

Full Name Tupac Amaru Shakur
Birth Name Lesane Parish Crooks
Born June 16, 1971 Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died September 13, 1996 (aged 25) Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Cause of death Drive-by homicide (gunshot wounds)
Other names 2Pac, Pac, 2Pacalypse, Makaveli, MC New York
Occupations Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Activist, Poet
Years active 1989–1996
Spouse Keisha Morris​(m. 1995; ann. 1996)​
Parents Afeni Shakur, Billy Garland
Relatives Mutulu Shakur (step-father), Assata Shakur (step-aunt), Mopreme Shakur (step-brother), Kastro (cousin)
Genres West Coast hip hop, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
Discography Tupac Shakur discography
Labels Interscope, Death Row
Formerly of Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlawz
Website www.2pac.com

Despite a successful music and acting career, Tupac faced legal troubles and a notorious East Coast-West Coast rivalry. His life was tragically cut short in a 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Posthumously, Tupac’s legacy continues with several Platinum albums and honors, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, celebrating his enduring influence on culture and music.

Quick Facts about Tupac

  • Tupac Shakur, iconic in hip-hop, was born in East Harlem, New York City.
  • He rose to fame not just as a rapper, but also as an actor and activist.
  • His parents were activists in the Black Panther Party.
  • Named after 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary leader Túpac Amaru II.
  • Tupac moved to Baltimore, Maryland, during his early childhood.
  • Attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, studying various creative disciplines.
  • His acting debut was in the film “Juice” (1992).
  • Tupac was originally a backup dancer and rapper for Digital Underground.
  • Released his debut album “2Pacalypse Now” at age 20.
  • Known for addressing social and political issues in his music.
  • Starred in films like “Poetic Justice” (1993) and “Above the Rim” (1994).
  • After his death, his mother founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
  • His “Thug Life” tattoo symbolized resilience against social injustice.
  • Shared a close friendship with actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • “Dear Mama” is a heartfelt tribute to his mother.
  • Involved in a highly publicized feud with The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Was tragically shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996.
  • His death led to numerous conspiracy theories.
  • Posthumous albums sold millions and added to his legacy.
  • Tupac received several Grammy Award nominations.
  • First solo rapper inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2017).
  • A posthumous poetry collection, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete,” was published.
  • Admired Shakespeare, incorporating similar themes into his music.
  • Advocated for the empowerment of African Americans.
  • Continued influence through new music releases and documentaries.
  • Blended rap and spoken word, showcasing his poetic talent.
  • Known for energetic performances and for connecting with his audience.
  • His bandana became a signature style statement.
  • Released several critically acclaimed albums during his career.
  • Advocated for unity among East and West Coast rappers.

Top Questions about Tupac

Q: In what year and city was Tupac Shakur originally born?

A: Tupac Shakur was originally born in the year 1971 in New York City.

Q: Can you name a few of Tupac Shakur’s most renowned tracks?

A: A few of Tupac Shakur’s most renowned tracks include “California Love,” “Changes,” and “Dear Mama.”

Q: What led to Tupac Shakur’s untimely demise in 1996?

A: Tupac Shakur’s untimely demise in 1996 was due to a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Q: How did Tupac Shakur influence the hip-hop genre?

A: Tupac Shakur influenced the hip-hop genre by addressing social injustices and the African-American community’s struggles through his music.

Q: Aside from music, in what other field did Tupac Shakur achieve success?

A: Aside from music, Tupac Shakur achieved success in acting, starring in films like “Juice” and “Poetic Justice.”

Q: What enduring impact did Tupac Shakur leave behind?

A: Tupac Shakur’s enduring impact includes being a cultural icon who advocated for social justice and influenced the hip-hop industry.

Q: What was Tupac’s birth name, and why was it changed?

A: Tupac’s birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks, and it was changed to reflect the name of a revolutionary, aligning with his mother’s wishes for him to be aware of his global cultural heritage.

Q: What significant sales milestone did Tupac’s music achieve worldwide?

A: Tupac’s music achieved the significant sales milestone of over 75 million records sold worldwide.

Q: Which album marked a shift in Tupac’s music from introspective lyrics to gangsta rap?

A: The album “All Eyez on Me” marked a shift in Tupac’s music from introspective lyrics to gangsta rap.

Q: How did Tupac’s personal experiences in New York and Baltimore shape his early life and career?

A: Tupac’s experiences in New York and Baltimore, including his involvement with the Young Communist League and his artistic education, shaped his socially conscious lyrics and his talents in acting and music.

Q: What was a notable achievement Tupac received posthumously in 2023?

A: In 2023, Tupac received a notable posthumous honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Q: Who were some of Tupac’s family members involved in the Black Panther Party and what were their fates?

A: Family members involved in the Black Panther Party included his mother, Afeni Shakur, and his stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, who was convicted for a robbery and spent time on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Q: What was Tupac’s educational background in the arts, and how did it influence his career?

A: Tupac’s education at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet, greatly influenced his artistic versatility in music and acting.

Q: Can you name one of Tupac’s posthumous albums that was critically acclaimed?

A: One of Tupac’s critically acclaimed posthumous albums is “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.”

Q: What recognition did Tupac receive from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and when?

A: Tupac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 during his first year of eligibility.

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