Essay on Rhetoric Analysis : Tupac Shakur

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Ramone Atkins

Freshman Comp.

Feb. 2, 2016

Rhetoric Analysis of Changes by Tupac Shakur

Born June 16, 1971, in East Harlem, New York City, New York, Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli was a legendary American rapper in the 1980’s and 1990’s, along with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. By 2007 Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide. Shakur signed with multiple record labels as a rapper, for instance, Death Row Records, the label he is most famously known for, Interscope Records, Amaru Entertainment, the label owned by Shakur’s mother. Shakur also belonging to two other record labels, Out Da Gutta Records and Makaveli Records, which Shakur started himself. Interscope, Amaru, and Death Row Records released Changes, a hip hop song by Tupac Shakur featuring Talent .

In the 1990’s, the black society was in poverty across the United States. Racism everywhere you turn, the white being privileged and the black being mistreated was a natural and often situation at the time. Blacks continuously being sent to prison, whites using racial profiling against blacks, and the succeeding black females or males, mainly the males are targeted by the whites even the some blacks. Racism played a major role at that time for everyday life. Whites would abuse the powers of racism by becoming law enforcers, judges, lawyers, or even business owners. As Shakur raps these lyrics to his song Changes, he hopes to grasp the attention of blacks in his society…

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