He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
But what set Tupac Shakur apart from so many other hip hop artists was his passionate raps.
He wasn’t one to shy away from speaking about violence and hardships in the inner cities.
He raised his voice on racism and other social inequalities.
Now twenty years after his death Pac is still sticking it to the man.
In a recently unearthed 1992 MTV News clip, the Keep Your Head Up rapper calls out President Trump’s hypocrisy while discussing greed in America.
Shakur describes America’s greediness as something that we have learned from birth.
He blasts the wealthiest people for not giving back to those who need it the most.
Pac says that the youth and minorities especially need more financial help. He calls out Trump as one of the culprits of corporate greed.
“We’re taught this from school,” Tupac says. “Everywhere. Big business. You want to be successful? You want to be like Trump? Gimme, gimme, gimme.”
“Push, push, push.”
Shakur also blasts the economic disparities that plague America and implores the wealthy to help the people who need it, before it’s too late.
“It’s too much money here,” Tupac said in the interview.
“I mean, nobody, should be hitting the lotto for $36 million and we’ve got people starving in the streets. That is not idealistic. That’s just real.”
Pac continues: “There’s no way Michael Jackson should have, or whoever Jackson, should have a million, thousand, drupel, billion dollars and there’s people starving.”
“There’s no way. There’s no way that people should own planes and there are people who don’t have houses.”
The interview came a year after the release of Shakur’s debut album 2pacalypse Now, which made him a rap superstar.
He also addressed the need to help those that had been systemically oppressed, saying:
“Everybody’s smart to know that we’ve [black people] have been slighted and we want ours.”
Shakur added: “And I don’t mean by ‘ours,’ 40 acres and a mule because we’re past that. But we need help.”
“For us to be on our own two feet, us meaning youth or us meaning black people, whatever you want to take it for, for us to be on our own two feet we do need help.”
Shakur would be tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas four years later.
Tupac you are sorely missed in this world!