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...Shakur was an integrated mix of contradiction and conformity. His life was his art and was a reflection of the world he lived in and the society that shaped it. In his song "Can't C Me", 2Pac tells of the pressure of the streets that he came to live in, "and I ain't stoppin', till i'm well paid, bails paid, now nigga, look what hell made, visions of cops and sirens, niggas open fire, buncha Thug Life niggas on tha rise, until I die". These words sum up the socialization of violence that 2Pac had been subjected to. It was the expression of the masculinity that he had been taught by mainstream media and misguided authority.
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