Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tupac is rolling over in his grave

Tupac - Changes - Tupac

Skip to 1:53 to hear the pertinent part of the song (and also to avoid some minor profanity).

9 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

Forty years ago, Dr. King was assassinated for standing up for racial equality. And we elected a black president today. My grandmother said that she honestly never thought she would see this day. I'm so proud to be an American, and I think we all should be, regardless of whether "our man" won, because history was made, and because we are given the very precious right to vote.

Lilianne and Jason Wright said...

I had no idea of your affinity for Tupac...the many secrets of Bridget! :-)

I echo Liz's sentiments. While I may not agree with our new President's philosophies, I think it goes to show how awesome America is! So proud to be an American - always have been, always will be.

Robinsonfamily said...

I had no idea that you were a Tupac fan. In my humble opinion I think that being black helped Obama out. He really lacks experience, but he is a great speaker and was able to get a lot of people to back him up (especially minorities).

The Ensign's said...

Dude!!! Bridget you cease to amaze me!! Tupac... really?? Chad is gonna get a kick outta this. Who would have thought Bridget was a fan of Tupac.

Bridget said...

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. But that's about where my Tupac fandom ends.

Jeremy Palmer said...

The song is good but there are also interesting linguistic features as well. For example, "I ain't never did a crime I ain't had to do." This shows that TuPac's internal language is quite productive and even rule based. One could write a paper about this song and the shifting grammatical rules and vocabulary.

Bridget said...

Jeremy, actually, it's "I ain't never did a crime I ain't HAVE to do." Pronounced "haff."

Jeremy Palmer said...

Yes indeed. Only a true fan would know that.

blue98 said...

Tupac’s song “Changes” really captures the emotions of the time. The song was written in the early 90’s and we’re now here at this monumental time in history more than 12 years later. There have been changes, but we have to recognize the fact that Obama is a self-identified African American although he is biologically biracial and was raised by white grandparents and was elected after (and perhaps because) GWBush ruined the country. So are we, as a voting public, really over all of our prejudices? No. Absolutely not. This is one giant leap towards erasing the discrimination all minorities feel, but we’re still very far off the goal.

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