Tupac Shakur’s Old Handwritten Poems Released Online
It's pretty well-known at this point that Tupac Shakur was more than just a rapper, he was a complete artist, able to act, dance, and write relatable songs with heavy emotion.
And if you didn't know already, he was also a poet, and thanks to the folks at Noisey, we get to see what he was thinking and writing at the young age of 17.
Pac's first manager, Leila Steinberg, released three poems: 'Things That Make Hearts Break,' 'Cupid's Smile II,' and 'A Love Unspoken,' respectively, for his fans to read.
In 'Things That Make Hearts Break,' the late rapper proved that he was in touch with his feelings and wasn't reluctant to share them on paper.
"Lonely children, unanswered crys, and souls who have given up hoping. R fairy tales that never come true and selfish people who lie 2 me, selfish people just like u," he wrote.
From being the son of a Black Panther, to joining Digital Underground, to being the rapper that we know today, Pac had a very eventful life. Through his poems we can to see the rapper's struggles, triumphs and personal contradictions.
These poems were also previously published in Tupac Shakur's poetry book 'The Rose That Grew From Concrete,' but you can see the original handwritten versions here.