Happy Birthday 2Pac!

Today Tupac “2Pac” Shakur would have celebrated his 39th birthday. Immortalised as one of 90s hip hop’s greats, 2Pac has sold of 75 million albums worldwide (many posthumously). But today when thinking about Pac I considered his introspective side which was often celebrated too. Here is the title-poem from his poetry book, The Rose That Grew From Concrete.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.