Listen To Tupac Shakur’s Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism

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In this previously unheard interview, the iconic rapper opened up about everything from his distaste for the media, to how he felt like the tragic hero in a Shakespeare play. SOURCE

In 1994, Tupac Shakur, then a rising movie star — starring in films like Poetic Justice and Above The Rim— sat down with journalist, Benjamin Svetkey, as part of profile piece for Entertainment Weekly.

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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Never one to mince words, he opened up on a wide range of issues….

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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…his views on racisim and how if he was white, he would be a hero…

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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…that “Thug Life” was a necessity. Something that helped empower him…

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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…how silencing him through imprisonment was the real death sentence…

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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…his feelings on being used by everyone from the media, to the friends he grew up with…

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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…and that in 10 years he saw himself as dead.

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism
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Tupac was killed 2 1/2 years after the interview.

The animated video and interview is part of the PBS Digital Studios excellent series Blank on Blank:

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