The war on Hip-Hop and Tupac Shakur is nothing new; several theories and FBI connections have been established to prove the Government’s involvement in the disruption of urban America and Hip-Hop music. Tupac shows a softer side with songs like “Brenda’s Got A Baby” and “Never Call You Bi**h Again.” Tupac also released an onslaught of material aimed at politicians that he claimed didn’t comprehend the semantics regarding his usage of the word “Bitch” and the difference between Thug Life and living the life of a criminal willingly.
In 1992, Tupac’s album “2Pacalypse Now” was rising on the record charts and causing a stir in Washington DC. After the shooting and death of a Texas State Trooper by Ronald Ray Howard; Tupac would become the target of a political witch hunt. Ronald Ray Howard’s defense lawyers claimed that the song “Soulja’s Story” influenced their client’s behavior as Ronald was listening to the song when he was pulled over by the officer. Vice President Quayle publicly condemned the album and urged Time Warner to remove the record from stores. Time Warner sold its stake in Interscope Records back to original owners Jimmy Lovine and Ted Field. Tupac retaliated on his next album.
A revolutionary of his own right, Tupac called out President Bush and Vice President Quayle on the 1993 underground album “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.*.*.S.” on songs such as “Peep Game.”
“And Imma throw a change up
Quayle, like you, never brought my name up
Now my homies in the backstreets, the backstreets.”
Tupac returned to the subject on a later album and this time included political activist C. Delores Tucker, President Clinton, and Presidental Candidate Bob Dole on his 1996 classic “How Do You Want It” from the “All Eyez On Me” two-disc masterpiece. Bob Dole took donations from the same company “Time Warner” that was responsible for publishing Tupac’s music but regardless he continued to rage a personal crusade against Hip-Hop as a whole.
“C. Delores Tucker, you’s a motherfu*ker
Instead of trying to help a ni**a you destroy a brother
Worse than the others; Bill Clinton, Mr. Bob Dole
You’re too old to understand the way the game’s told
You’re lame so I gotta hit you with the hot facts.“
At the end of “Wonder Why They Call You Bitch” (from the same album) Tupac addresses C. Deloris Tucker head-on. Delores Tucker became a household name from her public demonstrations against urban violence portrayed in rap music.
“Dear Ms. Delores Tucker, keep stressin’ me
Fuc*in’ with a motherfu*kin’ mind
I figured you wanted to know
You know, why we call them ho*s.bit*hes
And maybe this might help you understand”
“Delores Tucker, don’t let your kids
Hear a nigga speak on gettin’ money”
C. Deloris Tucker talks about Gangsta Rap
Politicians against Gangsta Rap
Tupac lives on throughout his music and the THUG LIFE movement. His legacy has changed the landscape of hip-hop, politics and social issues forever.
“In every jeep and every car, brothers stomp this
I’m Never Ignorant, Getting Goals Accomplished
The Underground Railroad on an uprise“
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