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There are many different kinds of music that exist in the world today but none that are as controversial as rap music To date one artist has stood out above the rest This man is Tupac Amuru Shakur By some he is called heretic and accuse him of spreading violent lyrics and promoting drugs and crime To others he is considered a provocative poet and a story teller An example of one of his controversial and provocative song is Changes Tupac discusses the social stresses of the black race in America he explains how the situation of blacks in America became so bleak and why it is so difficult to change the situation He also uses repetition and slang to portray this African Americans today living in the projects live in re-occurring violence and have endured this type of lifestyle for decades Tupac goes so far as comparing the struggle to war in the middle east Its war on the streets and the war in the Middle East Many blacks also find themselves being harassed by other black gang members but also by a member of the alternate gang - the police To that extent Tupac says But now Im back with the blacks givin it back to you Dont let em jack you up back you up crack you up and pimp slap you up you gotta learn to hold ya own hey get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone There are many reported instances of police brutality towards blacks The most publicized incident was Rodney King Tupac is informing others that they should stand up for their rights be proud of themselves and hold their own This is hard because police tend to be prejudice towards all blacks based on what a small percent of them do But tell the cops they cant touch this I dont trust this when they try to rush I
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