In the event of my demise
When my heart can beat no more
I hope I die for a principle
Or a belief that I had lived 4 ~Tupac Amaru Shakur
A rebel. Violently Passionate. The rose that grew from concrete. A black man combating inner demons. Methinks he made Shakespeare proud. Made Geronimo proud. Set the standard. Exceeded expectations. Deliciously Complex. My older cousin's and her friends' imaginary baby daddy (Yes, he was just that fine). Ghetto Poet Laureate. Piccolo. The Hip Hop Generation's Trouble Man. The Hood Prince. Constantly in revelation. Consistently pushing to be better. The laughing, Shining Serpent. Self-eulogizer. Gone too soon.