Top 10 Tupac Quotes You Need To Hear Now

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Tupac is one of the greatest rappers of all time. His mic presence, lyrics, subject matter and many others simply touched millions around the world. Tupac’s lyrics are simply up there with the best in history and we went through his discography to pick out our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes You Seriously Need To Hear. We hope this you enjoy our Tupac quotes list and it brings you a sense of nostalgia.

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10. “Now, I was raised as a young black male, In order to get paid, forced to make crack sales, Caught a nigga so they send me to these overpacked jails, In the cell, countin’ days in this livin’ black hell.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song: Starin’ Through My Rear View

Album: Gang Related – The Soundtrack

Song Release Date: October 7 1997

Length:  5:11

Tupac talks about growing up as a black kid in the hood and for him to be able to survive he had to sell drugs. However, that temporary solution saw him get caught by the police and sent to prison. He is now confined within prison walls and is apart of the racist judicial system. It didn’t break him though, it only made him stronger. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.


9. I see mothers in black cryin, brothers in packs dyin, Plus everybody’s high, too doped up to ask why.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur Feat Yaki Kadafi

Song: Who Do U Believe In

Album: Better Dayz

Song Release Date: November 1 1999

Length:  5:30

This Tupac quote tells us that Tupac is living in a world where he is seeing black men dying and black mothers are feeling the effects of it. Gang violence is destroying his community, but everyone around him are all high on drugs to ask why this is happening. This is a powerful quote that shows us the negative effects of gang violence and drugs.  This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.

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8. “They don’t give a fuck about us, Look it, cops are just as crooked as the niggas they chasin.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur Feat Outlawz

Song: They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us

Album: Better Dayz

Song Release Date: November 26 2002

Length:  5:07

What Tupac is saying here is that the police are just as bad as the criminals that they are chasing. We’ve seen police officers shoot unarmed black men and get away with it. We’ve also seen police officers plant false evidence on innocent victims. Pac is just telling the world about the corruption that goes down in the hood.  2pac has lived in New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles, three cities were in his time police corruption was and still is rampant. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.


7. “They say pussy and paper is poetry, power and pistols, Plotting on murdering motherfuckers ‘fore they get you.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song: If I Die 2Nite

Album: Me Against The World

Song Release Date: March 14 1995

Length:  4:02

We absolutely love this line. The alliteration of the letter ‘P’ appears throughout the track.  Pac details how women and cash are like poetry and how they all relate to each other. Both are extremely powerful and also very hazardous like a pistol. They can ruin and destroy lives. Pac may be referring to hoes and groupies here, not all women. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.

6. “I’m drinkin’ Hennessy, runnin’ from my enemies, Will I live to be 23? There’s so much pain.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur Feat Stretch

Song: Pain

Album: Above The World – Soundtrack

Song Release Date: March 22 1994

Length:  4:34

In this quote, 2pac is telling us that he is experiencing so much pain that he’s worried that he won’t live to 23 years old. While is also running from his enemies he is drinking Hennessy to numb the pain. Many black men think like this because of the conditions that they live in. We have to create a world where not a single black man thinks like this because they live in safe places.  This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.

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5. “I smoke a blunt to take the pain out, And if I wasn’t high I’d probably try to blow my brains out.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song: Lord Knows

Album: Me Against the World

Song Release Date: March 14 1995

Length:  4:31

This powerful quote begins this sad and depressing song. Tupac is thankful that marijuana exists because the substance is helping him deal with whatever type of pain he is experiencing. If he wasn’t high he would probably try to kill himself. Marijuana gets a pretty bad rep by many, but to some it can help them out with the problems they may be experiencing. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.


4. “From hustlin and prayers to breakin motherfuckers to pay up, I got no time for these bitches, cause these hoes try to play us, I’m on a meal ticket mission, want a mill, so I’m wishin.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song: Ambitionz As A Ridah

Album: All Eyez on Me

Song Release Date: February 13 1996

Length:  4:37

Pac is chasing money, therefore he hasn’t got time for women and the games they play. he’s seen through them, they only want to get with him for his riches. Pac wants a million and he cant be distracted by women on his mission to get that. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.

3. “I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me, Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin’ pussy.


Artist: Tupac Shakur Feat Prince Ital Joe & Outlawz

Song:  Hail Mary

Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

Song Release Date: February 11 1997

Length: 5:26

Tupac is like most people, he won’t kill anyone unless you push him to very extreme. Pac couldn’t be more right with this quote, revenge is indeed a wonderful thing and so is having sex with women. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.

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2. Tupac – “They say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice/ I say the darker the flesh, then the deeper the roots.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song:  Keep Ya Head Up

Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z

Song Release Date: October 28 1993

Length: 4:27

The plight of black people in America is the saddest and most depressing the world has ever seen. It has not only been physical abuse and police brutality but emotional and mental abuse. Tupac mentions that black is beautiful and wants black people to be proud and embrace their race and heritage. He is also referring to colourism here. Light skinned has been the default beauty standard, but 2pac is saying that Dark skin is just as beautiful and sweet. This Quote deserves to be on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list.


1. “And even as a crack fiend, Mama, You always was a black queen, Mama I finally understand, For a woman it ain’t easy tryin’ to raise a man.”


Artist: Tupac Shakur

Song:  Dear Mama

Album: Me Against the World

Song Release Date: February 21 1995

Length: 4:40

Sadly, Tupac’s mom was a drug addict while he was growing up and he witnessed first hand how that affected him and his mother. Despite that, Pac still loved her and blames the conditions that she lived in for driving her to take drugs. He deservingly calls his mom a black queen and recognizes that it isn’t easy for a woman to solely raise a man. This Quote deserves to be number one on our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list. Thanks for reading our Top 10 Best Tupac Quotes list!

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