Item description for Tupac Remembered by Gloria Cox...
Tupac Shakur's albums have sold more than 73 million copies and touched fans all over the world. In his lifetime, Tupac made personal connections with political leaders, serious actors, rap artists, and many others. Tupac Remembered presents these influential figures' candid and most cherished memories of "Pac," in their own words. Compiled with the participation and support of the Shakur family, contributors include Jada Pinkett-Smith, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Powell, Common, E40, Sonia Sanchez, and others. Personal snapshots and remembrances shed light on the many personas of Tupac, who even a decade after his death remains one of the music industry's most complicated and enduring artists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.85" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Jan 3, 2008
Publisher Chronicle Books
ISBN 1932855769 ISBN13 9781932855760
Reviews - What do customers think about Tupac Remembered?
Highly Recommend Tupac Remembered Feb 17, 2008
Like with any new Pac album, I always get excited the first day I hold it in my hands and the anticipation of what's on the CD is always a good feeling, I mean c'mon its new Pac material.
The books are no different, I still get the same feeling, because I know we as fans are getting to know more information about the life of Tupac Shakur.
As soon as the book came I ripped open the this site packaging and went away to a quiet spot (so I wouldn't be interrupted by anybody) and read this wonderful book all the way through.
My first impressions were how well presented and smart it looked. That's something Tupac's estate have done with all the books they have released, they are very well put together and they look like books that would be seen on coffee tables in libraries or on display in café's. Very professionaly created and a good read.
If you were a fan of the Tupac Legacy book, well Tupac Remembered is just as good, full of good information that you didn't know about Tupac from his family and friends who share with you cherished memories and personal snap shots of tupac.
It's been very well put together with each chapter reminding you of something that you loved about Tupac and also things you miss about him.
Contributors to this project include many hip hop and rap notables such as Jada Pinkett-Smith (with whom Tupac went to Baltimore School for the Arts), Jasmine Guy, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Big Syke, Shock G, Russell Simmons, Sekyiwa, Mutulu Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Outlawz, Kevin Powell, Common, E40, Talib Kweli, Baron Davis, Eminem, Treach, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre,and many others.
Each person share their own feelings and thoughts and how pac influenced them and each statement makes up a big clear picture of the many sides to Pac that we as fans wouldn't have known if it wasn't for these types of books that have been released to the public.
Theres a part in the book that really moved me. Molly (a good friend of Tupac and his personal assistant) shares one of her memories where she recalls there was something on the news about a little girl who had been gang raped and left alone in a house which was set on fire and she said "what kind of animals would do such a thing? And she looked at pac who had tears in his eyes and Pac said "imagine what kind of animal hurt that child so badly it caused them to do something so horrific? That touched me a lot, that's some very deep stuff, and that was what Pac was all about, he never passed judgement, he always looked at things in a different way to the rest of us. I kept on reading this part over and over again, this part defiantly moved me. Theres another story where Tupac's sister 'Set' recalls "One time I had a loose tooth and Tupac wanted to pull it out. I was crying and crying, saying " No Tupac, you can't pull my tooth out". Then he started crying " you don't trust me, i'm your brother and you don't love me? Just an example of his love for his sister. Her story also was a bit sad to when she mentions about the last time she spoke with Pac and she got the impression it was his way of saying goodbye, it kind of come across like he new what was about to happen. Very moving.
Also I enjoyed reading Jada's part in the book, her relationship with pac at Baltimore through her relationship with will. I think she also said it best when she mentioned that people connected to his passion, to his heart and soul, that's why he touch's so many people throughout the world.
These type of projects is what Tupac fans want, we all want the CD's released but the books are also just as important to Tupac's Legacy, its something that needs to be put out often.
I enjoyed reading 'Tupac Remembered and the rest of the books Tupac's Estate has put out. Each book that gets released, you get to know personal information about how extradionary Tupac was, he wasn't just a rapper, he was an amazing individual.
I remember when the tupac poem book (The Rose that grew from concrete) came out. I was in English class and we were talking about poems and how poets construct a poem. And we all went around the class because the teacher asked us if we had read poems and do we have a favourite poet? When it came to me I said, I enjoy reading poems by 2pac? All of a sudden everyone stared laughing and they said - do you know 2pac was a GANGSTA rapper? So I took the book from out of my bag and showed the teacher and the class who soon had stop laughing and the teachers face was a picture. She was amazed of the poems that tupac had written.
To this day this I don't know how many times I have picked it up and read the poems inside - too many to count. And this is what I'm trying to say, these books show a different side to tupac that we wouldn't have known about.
Anyways just thought I would share with you my thoughts on this amazing book, I highly recommend it to any Tupac fan, you won't be disapointed.