Cant C Me
There probably has not been a more loyal fan of Tupac Shakur than yours truly. First, though, a few “despites” -
despite the fact that I hate the “N” word and the “B” word, and
despite the fact that I am not an advocate of either profanity or violence, and
despite the fact that I am anti-drug abuse, I have always been in awe of Tupac and his musical genius.
Perhaps the one song that makes him stand out from the crowd more than any other song is “Can’t C Me”., from the CD “All Eyez On Me”. The entire song is the epitome of his musical genius, but, let’s forget the entire song – the opening verse is the ultimate in word manipulation and lyrical sculpting. In the event that you aren’t familiar with the song, you can click >HERE< for the lyrics.
Although there are probably many depths to his genius, I believe that his greatest assets were threefold – lyrics, music, and the ability to spit words out as easily as you and I breathe air. He had a peculiar penchant for re-using lyrics from previously recorded songs. Other artists have done this before him, but the way in which he did it and the meaning that his re-used lyrics brought to the songs took on a life of its own.
I cited this song from his collection because it is my favorite rap song ever, but, his repertoire was seemingly endless when it came to great lyrics, music, and spitting. A few that come to mind which, in my humble opinion, that come close to the greatness of “Can’t C Me” are “Hit “Em Up”, “Death Around The Corner” and he even did a few love songs that were worth mentioning, which included “Can You Get Away?”.
There you have it – my short and sweet tribute to Tupac. You owe it to yourself to check out this song . You can find it on Youtube, of course. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it to load here. In the event that you want to save time, here’s a link to the song from Playlist.com: Can’t C Me. Perhaps you’ll be as impressed I have been all these years.
Afeni, wherever you are, thank you. Peace.
copyright 2010 blackstarr
Photos from The Huffington Post, and The Judiciary Report.
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