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Shakur also gained notoriety for his conflicts with the law and time spent in prison.
Most of Tupac’s songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip-hop rivalry.
In September 1996, after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas, Shakur was shot four times and died several days later.
Shakur’s double album, All Eyez on Me, is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time, with more than five million copies of the album sold in the United States alone. A Vibe magazine poll in 2004 rated Shakur “the greatest rapper of all time” as voted by fans. In 2010, he was inducted to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
More than a decade after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the best-selling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.
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By B Rose on 09-28-15
WORST PRODUCTION ON AUDIBLE!
I've listened to hundreds of books and this is the worst! This is a good book, but the producer or whoever is in charge of the recorded version really ruined this book! If you can get past the hundreds of times the narrator says "quote, unquote," you'll enjoy the book. Tupac was a complex man with good life lessons to be heard. I couldn't continue because of the annoying narrative. The narrator is very good though.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Kathy on 12-16-12
Narration makes this unlistenable
The narrator's voice is fine, but stating "quote" and "unquote" at the beginning and end of EVERY quote, no matter how minor, disrupts any flow and is extremely distracting, especially in a book that is extremely reliant on quotes. I wanted to finish this, but after 2 hours, gave up because of this peculiar and irritating style.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful