Now tell me how your achievements for your race stack up to these silly people
The visual of a person speaking against racism while theyre holding hands with the people that are of the elk of the ones that hate them will always look silly to me (especially in jim crow south). Add Frederick Douglass to that.
2Pac stans compare him to Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Ghandi.
He was a rapper that made inspirational music but comparing him to real revolutionaries is absurd.
If you choose to see Pac as a rapper only, that's on you. With rare exceptions of the likes of Ice Cube, KRS One, Common, etc., you'd be hard pressed to find a rapper with an enlightened mind who actually had ambitions to affect the world both through music and beyond music.
Many people don't care for Ghandi but he still had a revolutionary mind. Same for Malcolm X. Same for Louis Farrakahn. Same for many revolutionaries historical and contemporary. But just because Pac was a rapper, he doesn't deserve to be mentioned as someone with revolutionary principles?
Do people on the IC know the between a rapper, a mc, and a lyricist? I hear statements like 2pac was a lyricist. Which in my opinion is not so. From my experience anyone who can make words rhyme in a song is a rapper they tend to rap about themselves and not much more . Example they rap about how dope THEY are, the bitches THEY fuck, the drugs THEY sell. A mc is a rapper that can create songs with original content and can be creative and have the ability to tell a story. They can write in a first ,second or third person perspective. A mc is a rapper, but a rapper is not necessarily a mc. A lyricist is a rapper or mc with superior word play. Punchlines, metaphors, double and triple entendre, bars after bars. The difference between a mc and a lyricist is that a mc can be lyrical at times. But a lyricist is super lyrical 95 % of the times. Example Guru was a nice Mc. He could be lyrical at times. Keith Murray is a lyricist. He is super lyrical 95% of the time. 2 pac was a great Mc. Biggie was too, but he was also a lyricist.