Jun 16, 2009

Inspiration of the week - week 1

So here's the 1st of a series of posts you will start to see here from week to week. Lethal Inspiration is soon to come to you with a new season of clothing and we want you to take a step further into the "Lethal Mindset".

Week one features the one and only "2-Pac"

Born June 16, 1971 as Tupac Amaru Shakur, "2-Pac" has been a big inspiration to us and to many as a rapper, actor, poet, philosopher, and social activist. Pac had an aggressive rhyme style and a wealth of knowledge. Many look at his career as the birth of a rebellion and, his music as well as the roles he played as an actor were empowering in such a way that he played on the emotion of anger to pump you up to do something about the situations of negativity in one's life.

2-Pac found his way to fame through initially being a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. His childhood years was inspired by his mother "Afeni Shakur" who was a black panther, and his school days in The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts.

Being the rebel and activist he was, as well as being around "Ghetto" affiliates Pac did some jail time where you can see some of his writing started to boom. With more poetry, and even scripts written I think the time allowed Pac to delve deeper into his inner self.

Unfortunately on the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He died several days later of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center on September 13, 1996.

“My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.” -Tupac Shakur

-All is Love

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