Tupac was always quick to give love to the growing number of people locked away in prison (“Much love to my brothers in the pen / See ya when I free ya / If not, when they shut me in”). Just a month before he was killed, Tupac appeared at an LA press conference where he denounced the Three Strikes bill and spoke of mobilizing his millions of fans of every color into a political force.
Tupac also knew that the people in the neighborhoods have enemies and he denounced both the police and the black bourgeoisie (“To the sellouts livin’ it up / One way or another you’ll be givin’ it up”).
He remains a vital source of inspiration to countless people around the world.
We can never get nowhere
Unless we share with each other
We got to start makin’ changes
See me as your brother instead of two distant strangers
— Tupac Shakur