Don Diablo is known for uncovering and crafting his infectious house sounds around deeply emotional vocals, more often than not his songs carry with them a positive and powerful message. The iconic piano and lyrics used in the song also were famously used by rapper 2Pac. Sign in. Log into your account.
I'm tired of bein poor and even worse I'm black My stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch Cops give a damn about a Negro Pull the trigga, kill a nigga, he's a hero Sell the crack the the kids, who the hell cares? One less hungry mouth on the welfare First ship 'em dope and let 'em deal the brothas Give 'em guns, step back and watch 'em kill each other It's time to fight back that's what Huey said Two shots in the dark now Huey's dead I got love for my brotha, but we can never go nowhere Unless we share wit each other We gotta start makin' changes Learn to see me as a brotha instead-a two distant strangers And that's how it's 'pose to be How can the Devil take a brotha if he's close to me? I'd love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change And that's the way it is. Talking You gotta make a change It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes Let's change the way we eat let's change the way we live And let's change the way we treat each other You see the old way wan'ts workin, so its on us to do what we gotta do, to survive.
Tupac Shakur contained multitudes. He was a brilliant poet, a highly trained and skilled actor, advocate and free-thinker. But his words have outlived him, and many are just as relevant now as they were while he was still breathing. This famous story of a 12 year old girl molested by her family, impregnated, turned out and strung out in the street is one of his darkest and most poignant. Pac lays out the story in a single verse, with strong active language that paints a vivid picture free of florid detail. Here Pac delineates some of the Catch 22s of the Trap. One of the things that made 2Pac so difficult for mainstream America to comprehend was the mere plurality of his existence.
The song makes references to the war on drugs , the treatment of black people by the police, racism explicitly the reconciliation between the black and white people in America , the perpetuation of poverty and its accompanying vicious-cycle value system in urban African American culture , and the difficulties of life in the ghetto. At times Tupac re-used lines from other unreleased songs because he planned to make an updated version at a later date. However, since his death many of the unreleased and unmastered songs have been officially released.