News: Tupac’s Estate Creates Poetry Contest In Honor Of The Slain Rapper
The month of April is celebrated as National Poetry Month, and the arbiters of the Tupac Shakur’s estateare calling for all poets to submit their work for a contest. While the lyricism, style, and wit of the slain rapper has beenadmired since he was gunned down on the streets of Las Vegas in 1996, at the heart of his artistry, Shakur was a poet.
Pac was often criticized forhis “Thug Life” exteriorand vulgarity expressed in his songs, but he was multi-layered as he was misunderstood. His cultural and social-consciousness made him an activist and voice for marginalized communities, and aside from the chart-topping hits that he is remembered for, the creators of this contest hope to continue his legacy through an art form that he loved so dearly.
Those interested in the contest must write a piece…
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