The Rose that Grew from Concrete

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 3, 2009 - Music - 149 pages

His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect.

His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice.

His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been.

Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.

For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist's enigmatic world and its many contradictions.

Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy -- and his ultimate message of hope.
 

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After hearing a review of this book in a class I went and checked it out at the library. I was amazed by his poetry and if you look for his poems you will also find them put to music. He is such an ... Read full review

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User Review  - aurorapaigem - LibraryThing

Tupac loved a lot of women. I've known teenage girls who have had fewer true loves. That being said, this is probably the most unique book of poetry I've ever read. It really does take a very personal ... Read full review

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Contents

The Rose That Grew from Concrete
3
The Eternal Lament
17
Starry Night
25
My Dearest One
39
A Love Unspoken
53
Know My Heart Has Lied Before
67
Life
73
What Can I Offer Her?
87
Hours Pass By
101
Family Tree
115
Untitled
121
Can U C the Pride in the Panther
127
LIBERTY NEEDS GLASSES
135
And 2morrow
141
Nightmares
147
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Tupac Shakur recorded twelve landmark albums -- nine of which went either platinum or gold. A consummate actor, he also appeared in six major motion pictures, including Poetic Justice, Juice, GridLock'd, and Gang Related. He was murdered at the age of twenty-five.

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