Tupac Shaku Is Hoping for People of All Color to Get Along in Song, The Changes

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In Changes by Tupac Shakur a black hip-hop artist, now deceased, he rapped about the African American subculture in America. The record label released this song in 1998; it is still popular within subcultures of America. He grew up in the 1980s. The policies of that period had influenced some of his music. I found videos of the song after a quick search on YouTube. The lyrics of this song are found on the internet from Google search of “Tupac, changes”. I have read the lyrics while listening to the music, Tupac emphasized on “that’s just the way it is” (2Pac-Changes). Tupac wanted the African American community to change their behaviors and rise above the social perception, but he believed the perception would never change. The song is …show more content…
In Changes by Tupac Shakur a black hip-hop artist, now deceased, he rapped about the African American subculture in America. The record label released this song in 1998; it is still popular within subcultures of America. He grew up in the 1980s. The policies of that period had influenced some of his music. I found videos of the song after a quick search on YouTube. The lyrics of this song are found on the internet from Google search of “Tupac, changes”. I have read the lyrics while listening to the music, Tupac emphasized on “that’s just the way it is” (2Pac-Changes). Tupac wanted the African American community to change their behaviors and rise above the social perception, but he believed the perception would never change. The song is very depressing, as Tupac mentioned in the song, when he wakes up he would question whether it is worth living, and wanting to shoot himself (2Pac-Changes). He is desperately wishing the society to transform into a utopia, for people of all colors to get along. He performed in an African American slang, often calls other black individuals “nigga, or negro,” which he used frequently in his music (2PAC LYRICS). The lyrics were coded with messages that would not make sense to individuals not did not live through that period. The alliteration of the last word in every line and the way Tupac enunciated those words made the lyrics rhyme fluidly. By listening to the song, it is apparent Tupac focused on the last word of each line. He wanted the
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