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RE: September thirteenth 1996 - Tupac Shakur dies

in #onthisday2 years ago

I tend to think that his music, and the music of all of them, did more harm than good.

And without the harmful infighting between them, and the negative things they would rap about, I don't see how they would have become the superstars that they did.

So in some ways, it's their own success that killed them, since their success was linked to rapping about fighting, drugs, drinking, and gang-banging.

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Many people said that sort of thing about Elvis and the Beatles back in the day...Not about the drugs etc. But it was seen as some sort of evil to be stamped out.

There's always going to be someone who doesn't like a thing. It's like those really religious people who see Jesus as their saviour...They think that for their own reasons and are left to do so, and those who don't subscribe to it do so for their own reasons. That's what freedom of speech and expression looks like.

Thanks for your comment and for stopping by. :)

I'm not against freedom of speech but I was a big fan of Tupac as an early teen and music like that influenced me negatively.

I can't speak about the Beatles or Elvis but in general, I don't really see music as an excellent teacher of wisdom, life or relationships.

P.S. You skipped over my conclusion that the success of their music and the topics they covered got them killed.

You skipped over my conclusion that the success of their music and the topics they covered got them killed.

I didn't skip over it, just didn't feel I could add to that in any way as it's pretty obvious to me that many people's actions and choices contribute to their deaths. Take people who surf and get taken by sharks or those who attempt to climb Everest and fall off or freeze to death. It's tantamount to the same thing. The actions people take all come with consequences.

Thank you for commenting @chrisrice

It's pretty obvious to me that many people's actions and choices contribute to their deaths. Take people who surf and get taken by sharks or those who attempt to climb Everest and fall off or freeze to death. It's tantamount to the same thing. The actions people take all come with consequences.

Yeah, and depending on the person and age group, I think listening to certain music without parental guidance as a young teen or pre-teen, can come with harmful consequences.

Having said that, harm and being harmed is a part of life.. so we all just learn as we grow up in the environments that we're in.