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Tupac Shakur probably had one of the most amazing souls to ever grace the music industry. 

Respected mostly for his conviction and poetic rhetoric, Tupac Shakur is undoubtly one of the best rappers to have ever walked the earth. 

Many people may not agree with that statement, but the reason why Tupac was launched into that stratosphere was because of the words and wisdom he spread to the youth. 

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When people say that Tupac is the best rapper of all time, we think they consider what he had to say was better than any other rapper. What he believed in held more conviction than any other rapper and his delivery was the most influential. 

He might not of been the best lyricist, or had the hottest beats, but Tupac had some sh*t to say. 

GlobalGrind wants to celebrate the life of Tupac Shakur, so we compiled the best quotes Tupac has ever said. 

Whether it’s about life or death, love or hate, Tupac had a rare wisdom to share to the masses.

Tupac said, “I didn’t create thug life, I diagnosed it.” 

With that said, check out the greatest Tupac quotes ever!

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“So much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times, I once contemplated suicide and woulda tried, but when I held that nine, all I could see was my mama’s eyes, no one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble, not knowing it’s hard to carry on when no one loves you.”

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“If you saw a rose growing out of concrete even if it had messed up petals and was a little to the side, you would marvel at just seeing a rose growing through concrete. So why is it when you see some ghetto kid that grows out of the dirtiest circumstances, and he can talk and sit across from you and make you smile, make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stem, and how I’m leaning crooked to the side? You can’t even see that I came out of that shit.” 

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“Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.”

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“I’m not saying I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

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“I will never understand this society, first they try to murder me, now they lie to me, product of a dying breed. Real n*ggas do what they want to do. Bitch n*ggas do what they can do.”

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“This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity.”

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“Now up and atom it’s on, I was raised to be strong, and mama told me be a thug since the day I was born. The fame was a plot to try a change me, and what’s strange is nobody knew my name.”

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“All the Hennessy and weed can’t hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I’m living just to die.” 

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“This fast life soon shatters, because after all the lights and screams nothing but my dreams matter.”

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