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Michael Eric Dyson, Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur (2001, 2006)

Dyson argues for elevating Tupac to the status of ghetto angel, or even Black Jesus—and makes many interesting and nuanced points along the way.

Tupac Shakur, The Rose that Grew from Concrete (2009)

Pac's poetry from 1989-1991, before he became famous.

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An interactive book about reading hip-hop lyrics alongside classic literature.

Jamal Joseph, Tupac Shakur: Legacy (2006)

An amazing compilation of biography, interviews, and artifacts from Tupac’s life, including letters, drafts of poetry, and business memos.

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