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Dear Mama Technique
Great lyrics move us like the world's best poems. Take a close-up look at the art.
Who was Tupac Shakur?That question fascinated people during his lifewhile he was alive, but since his death, the status of Tupac's mystery and importance has become continually elevated—from star...
Like all Tupac's other songs, "Dear Mama" is set in the streets of New York, Baltimore, and Marin City, a life in the shadow of wealth and privilege with no visible way out. Tupac grew up on the s...
In discussions of rap music (and popular music in general), people often forget that there is not always a direct correlation between personal experience and songwriting. Michael Eric Dyson descri...
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