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And Tomorrow

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Transcript of And Tomorrow

And Tomorrow
By: Kevin Benitez

What makes it american?
The way this poem is american is because even through today there is still things going on in places that corrupt people and them having hope for tomorrow having a better change and having a better future that they can achieve with the benefits of being in America
His mother Afeni Shakur was a Black Panther activist and was in prison while she was pregnant. Her militancy influenced his upbringing and his music.
Analysis
In the poem "And Tomorrow" by Tupac
And Tomorrow
By: Tupac Shakur
Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants to face
nightmares to humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
gnawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But tomorrow I see change
a chance to build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
and ideals based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
to know I fought with all my heart to keep my dream alive
-Tupac Shakur
Sources
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/2pac-mn0000921895/biography
As a teenager, he went to the Baltimore School for the Arts, he took acting and dance classes, including ballet.
Before he graduated, his family moved to Marin City, CA, when he was 17. He lived on the streets and began hustling. He met Shock-G, the leader of "Digital Underground". They decided to hire him as a dancer and roadie
Biography Cont.
http://allpoetry.com/poem/8574639-And-2Morrow-by-Tupac_Shakur
He released his own debut, "2Pacalypse Now" in 1992. The record went gold.
He was in the film Juice, which led to a lead role in John Singleton's "Poetic Justice".
Shakur was shot on the Las Vegas strip, He was shot four times and was sent to University of Nevada Medical Center. Six days later, he died from his wounds.
Hundreds of people appeared at the hospital upon news of his death
Biography
Tupac Shakur was born June 16, 1971
In New York City, NY
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/tupac-shakur/biography
http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/tupac-shakur.html
shakur he is referring to the ghetto and how hard it can be to live under those conditions even through it all you should keep your head up and look forward to tomorrow hoping it will be better and things will change.
Personal Response
The thing I liked the most is how he interacts with these kind of situations. He lived and grew up through this kind of environment and he wanted a change and he went out to do something about it. He basically gives others hope and helps them get out before its too late to do anything and to always keep your head up even through the toughest of times.
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