2Pac, "I never claimed to be a gangsta. I'm just a guy who f!ghts back". I believe that's quote came out of 2Pac's mouth. You're the one that rather has the perception of him being a "gangsta" because you're the one who bought into the media perception of him.
Instead of researching the truth for yourself and arriving to your own judgements, you follow a jaded crowd of bitter Biggie fans and 2Pac haters and arrive to your conclusions on his persona based on their bias perspectives. Look what you wrote. Why are you talking about ballet class? Do you mean a class that you took in school plays a role in who you become 10 years later? How is bringing up a ballet class he took at age 15 relevant? There are people that go to Catholic school who end up in the streets. There are kids who are raised in church that end up going the street route. There are kids who grow up as A+ students who end up in the street route. Your point was irrelevant and almost immediately disqualifies you.
And later on in his life, he had lots of bad influence around him. I just don't get how you can sit here and play judge on someone elses life. You haven not been in his shoes before and I know this for a fact because everyone has their own path in life. You have not been in his EXACT shoes so who are you to judge him?
Did you expect him to go out and k!ll everyone he took his aggression out on wax on? What is your definition of the realist or real?
I don't know about you, but I have always learned growing up that real men take care of their real problems in person. That's just me though. Clearly, you're from another school of thought. We'll agree to disagree on that
Its a fact that he was practicing ballet in HS. He was in a school for performing arts in Baltimore. He concentrated on both the dancing and acting disciplines. Is this incorrect? He was rhyming with Digital Underground fresh out of HS around 18-20, correct? When he was rhyming with the Digital Underground he was not a gangsta rapper, correct?.....Not sure how these facts disqualifies my stance, but I'll let you have it if you still feel you're right.
When you have a tat that reads "thuglife" on you stomach, that kinda tells the world you're a gangsta. The media didn't have to make that deduction for me.
Tupac appeals to people who feel they can do and say anything as they are always rational no matter how irrational they really are. Your insistence on making excuses for everything negative he has done in his life is comical. If Pac was so right why were his label mates distancing themselves from him before the shooting? Even Snoop had enough of the hate. I still believe Pac was the most divisive figure in Hip Hop. His negativity is obviously still inspiring today's fans.....