If you know Tupac, you knew he was an avid reader, often times reading several books in unison. One book he connected deeply with was "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli. It was from this book Tupac came up with his pseudonym "Makaveli". Tupac said Makaveli was his alter ego through … (read more)
If you know Tupac, you knew he was an avid reader, often times reading several books in unison. One book he connected deeply with was "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli. It was from this book Tupac came up with his pseudonym "Makaveli". Tupac said Makaveli was his alter ego through which he intended to create and express purely for himself, as opposed to his "2Pac"albums, which he explained he created for everyone else.
In 1996, Tupac’s plan for releasing future albums was to alternate between the two personas. He said that as Makaveli, if he felt angry, the lyrics would reflect it. If he was in love, he would write love songs. He believed expressing oneself honestly through whatever art form preferred is a human right. Tupac exercised this right as often as possible. His music was his megaphone to the world. He said that if he brought something that needed to be changed up enough, if he talked about it repeatedly and didn’t let it go- it would force the needed change- even if he wasn’t the one to get the acclaim. It wasn’t about being rewarded for causing change, instead he believed it was his responsibility, all of our responsibility to inspire the one who would ultimately create the change. The payoff for Tupac was not for individual gain, but for the progress of everyone.
Tupac did nothing quietly. His method was to run headfirst into every situation no matter what. The recording of his final album was no different. On the heels of releasing his diamond certified All Eyez On Me, Tupac recorded his final studio album as Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. This bracelet was specifically commissioned by Tupac during the last months of his life, the same time he recorded the music for this project. In less than 12 months, Tupac recorded two of his biggest selling albums and copious amounts of music. Even after multiple posthumous releases, there is still unreleased music in his vaults. Based on his own description, when you hear Makaveli, you hear Tupac processing his deepest thoughts and feelings from that moment in time.
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