The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Rose That Grew from Concrete

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His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic - a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable - remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry - a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, they embrace his spirit, his energy...and his ultimate message of hope.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 160.02 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 90.72g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Simon & Schuster International
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • w. docs.
  • 0671028448
  • 9780671028442
  • 74,114

About Tupac Shakur

TUPAC SHAKUR was born in June 1971. At the age of 19 he released his first album, SEX PACKETS, with a band called Digital Underground. After one more DU record, he went solo, and the following five years were his most fruitful artistically. He released a number of classic records including 2Paccalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. In 1995, after recovering from being shot five times during a robbery, he released the two-million copy hit ME AGAINST THE WORLD, and followed that up with the double CD ALL EYEZ, which sold 3 million copies. Shakur also appeared in a number of films, including the Jon Singleton film, POETIC JUSTICE. In September 1996, Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las Vegas. He was 25 years old.

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Table of contents

Contents§§Acknowledgments§§Preface by Afeni Shakur§§Foreword: Tupac, C U in Heaven by Nikki Giovanni§§Introduction by Leila Steinberg§§THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE§§The Rose That Grew from Concrete§§In the Depths of Solitude§§Sometimes I Cry§§Under the Skies Above§§Life Through My Eyes§§When Ure Heart Turns Cold§§Untitled§§The Eternal Lament§§Only 4 the Righteous§§What of Fame?§§The Shining Star Within!§§Starry Night§§If I Fail§§What Is It That I Search 4§§The Fear in the Heart of a Man§§God§§NOTHING CAN COME BETWEEN US§§Nothing Can Come Between Us§§My Dearest One!!§§If There Be Pain...§§Things That Make Hearts Break§§Black Woman§§And Still I Love U§§The Mutual Heartache?§§1st Impressions§§A Love Unspoken§§Forever and Today§§When I Do Kiss U§§Carmencita of the Bronx!§§Untitled§§Love Is Just Complicated§§Elizabeth§§I Know My Heart Has Lied Before§§From First Glance§§1 for April§§Wife 4 Life§§Tears from a Star§§March 1st -- The Day After April§§Why Must U Be Unfaithful§§The Power of a Smile§§Genesis (The Rebirth of My Heart)§§Love Within a Storm§§What Can I Offer Her?§§Jada§§The Tears in Cupid's Eyes§§Cupid's Smile II§§What I See!§§In the Midst of Passion§§2 People with 1 Wish§§Hours Pass By§§JUST A BREATH OF FREEDOM§§Just a Breath of Freedom§§For Mrs. Hawkins§§The Sun and the Moon§§"Fallen Star"§§Government Assistance or My Soul§§Family Tree§§Or My Soul§§When Ure Hero Falls§§Untitled§§"U R Ripping Us Apart!!!"§§A River That Flows Forever§§Can U C the Pride in the Panther§§Tears of a Teenage Mother§§"Where There Is a Will...."§§LIBERTY NEEDS GLASSES§§Liberty Needs Glasses§§How Can We Be Free§§The Promise§§And 2morrow§§No-Win§§The Unanswerable?§§Nightmares§§So I Say GOODBYE§§In the Event of My Demise§

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