By Michael Trampe and Kathy Iandoli
Tupac Shakur has always been regarded as an urban prophet. The Cali rapper was known for his prolific bars, and when he died in 1996, his presence was still so powerful that no one believed he was gone.
His Makaveli project The Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory fanned those rumor mill flames, as Pac assumed the role of Italian philosopher Machiavelli before passing; Machiavelli suggested one faking one’s own death as a way to trick one’s enemies.
But despite any theories we have about Tupac’s passing, his rhymes reflected some cryptic points. HipHopDX has tallied five of them that actually came true in light of recent reports of Tupac’s last words, plus the above Entertainment Weekly interview clip from 1994 about Pac wanting his homies to smoke his ashes (and they did)— “Worst case, in the cemetery, not the cemetery, sprinkled in ashes, smoked up by homies,” he says when asked about where he will be in 10-15 years.
Check them out.
Lyrics: “Right before I die, I’ll be cursin’ the law / Reincarnated bitch, even worse than before”
“Against All Odds”
Lyrics: “Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman, in due time / I know you bitch niggas is listenin’, The World Is Mine / Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up / Heard the niggas guns bust but you tricks never shut me up”
“God Bless The Dead”
Lyrics: “Rest in peace to my mothafucka Biggie Smalls / That’s right boy, it’s goin’ on right here / Thug Life, God bless the dead”
[Editor’s Note: While there has been speculation as to whom Tupac referenced in this song — some sources say it was Biggie Smallz, and not the Notorious B.I.G. — the timing of Tupac’s line with regard to the passing of the Notorious B.I.G. shortly thereafter is enough to consider this line a premonition.]
“Niggas Done Changed”
Lyrics: “I been shot and murdered, can’t tell you how it happened, word for word / But best believe niggas’ gonna get what they deserve”
Lyrics: “And although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to see a Black President”
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