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Listen To Tupac Shakur’s Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism

1. In 1994, Tupac Shakur, then a rising movie star — starring in films like Poetic Justice and Above the Rim — sat down with journalist Benjamin Svetkey as part of profile piece for Entertainment Weekly.

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2. Never one to mince words, he opened up on a wide range of issues…

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3. …his views on racism, and how if he were white, he would be a hero…

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4. …that “Thug Life” was a necessity. Something that helped empower him…

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5. …how silencing him through imprisonment was the real death sentence…

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6. …his feelings on being used by everyone from the media to the friends he grew up with…

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7. …and that in 10 years he saw himself as dead.

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Tupac was killed 2½ years after the interview.

8. The animated video and interview is part of the PBS Digital Studios excellent series Blank on Blank:

9. Read Benjamin’s profile here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/listen-to-tupac-shakurs-thoughts-on-life-death-and-racism

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