Did you hear..
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong
It learned to walk without having feet
Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams
It learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
When no one else, even cared…
…You see you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete
Had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its
Tenacity. We would all love it’s will to reach the sun
Well, we are the roses – this is the concrete – and these are
My damaged petals. Don’t ask me why, thank God nigga, ask me how! – Tupac Shakur
— People magazine (@peoplemag) January 14, 2015
Tupac’s biopic will be directed by John Singleton, who also directed Janet and Pac in the 1993 movie, Poetic Justice. And in the spirit of TBT, here’s the movie trailer along with one of the poems written by Maya Angelou for Janet to recite throughout film, just for your viewing pleasure 🙂
Give me your hand
Make room for me
to lead and follow
beyond this rage of poetry.
Let others have
the privacy of
and love of loss
Give me your hand.
There’s gon’ be some stuff you see that’s gonna make it hard to smile in the future. But through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor, you gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit. — Tupac Shakur
So we pray to the Gods, the Jahs, and the Allahs
To keep us safe and watch our lives
Cause all we tryna do is do good
Put on my hood when I walk through hoods
My .44 make sure all y’all kids don’t grow