Tupac Shakur is a Famous song writer and a rapper, his music and lyrics are portrayed to send bad messages. This song “Changes” seems to come across different. This song was released in 1998 and touched many people with the words he spoke. He has written many songs that have a deep meaning for example “Brenda’s got a baby,” a song that tells a story about a young pregnant girl who struggles with the choice of keeping the baby for financial and personal reasons. In this song “Changes,” He speaks about going through life being discriminated because of his race.
“I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself is life worth living should I blast myself?, I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm black my stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch.” In this verse he is explains how he questions the value of his life because he is poor, and black. He states that it is “worse” because of his race; he is dealing with the struggles of being black. He goes on to say that he is hungry and the only option is to steal a purse so he can eat. Obviously this wouldn’t be the best way to make money but it seems to be the only option left.
“Cops give a damn about a negro, pull the trigger, kill a nigga he's a hero. Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares one less hungry mouth to feed on the welfare.” In this verse he gives two examples of showing that nobody cares about a black person dying. He says that cops are made heroes when they kill a black person. Now is this for the “right reasons” or is it because it would be less money going to welfare. Personally nobody deserves to get killed, and nobody cares if they give crack to the kids because once this drug takes over it will be another hungry mouth that they don’t have to pay for.
“First ship 'em dope & let 'em deal the brothers give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other. It's time to fight back that's what Huey said, two shots in the dark now Huey's dead.”
This verse goes into politics....