His Lyrics also reflected his many sides, some of his lyrics were motivated by love, some seeking to understand himself better and others by the cruel injustices of America and society. In his Changes lyrics he gives an inside look on the social problems afflicting African-Americans and suggests possible resolutions. This song is about the racial issues on the streets. The first of these issues, racism, is said when he says- I see no changes wake up in the morning and ask myself is life worth living should i blast myself? In this quote Tupac first talks about how certain social issues are linked together.
African-Americans have always been treated unfairly in America, and over the past to years, it has gotten better, but there is still a lot of struggle that the Black community, specifically Black men, deal with in Two well known poets, Langston Hughes and Tupac Shakur, focused specifically on the struggle of the Black community. Though Hughes was mainly active from the mid s to the mid s and Shakur more recent, from the 90s, these poets shared the same sentiment. Through their poetry, Langston Hughes and Tupac Shakur demonstrate the theme of the struggle of the black community, specifically black men, in America.
Being a very popular rapper allowed Tupac to speak for his community and this song is his statement on the problems his community faced. The song touches on many topics including drug epidemics, the Black Panthers, discrimination and problems with money. This was considerably worse is mostly Black neighbourhoods but because of many stigmas and blame put on these communities, it was ignored. Tupac also mentions Huey P. However, he understands that drug dealing earns much more money than many jobs that are available to him, and that he needs that extra money for different reasons to keep going.
Tupac in the song changes explains the message that the world need change for the better of people. The reason why he feels the need for this change is because; he is tired of seeing the world as it is now with no justice. Shakur communicates his message by explaining that as black people we should not have to be shot, killed and blamed for everything that goes wrong in the black community. But it is when an artist can take all of this and add even more to it to make it memorable and even sometimes controversial he or she is considered a great artist.