Recently, MTV News released an interview with Tupac Shakur from back in 1992, but a lot of what he had to say about politics and greed come have been said in the current presidential race rather than just a few decades ago.
“You wanna be successful? You wanna be like Trump? Gimmie gimmie gimmie,” he said in the interview, speaking to the economic climate.
He also addressed the need to help those that had been systemically oppressed, saying, “Everybody’s smart to know that we’ve been slighted and we want ours. And I don’t mean by ‘ours,’ 40 acres and a mule because we’re past that. But we need help. For us to be on our own two feet, us meaning youth or us meaning black people, whatever you want to take it for, for us to be on our own two feet we do need help.”
He also focused on income inequality, calling specifically on those who were rich to share what they had: “If they earned it I think that’s good and I think they deserve it, but even if you earned it, you still owe. Look at me, I don’t have that mega money, but I feel guilty walking by somebody… If I know I have $3,000 in my pocket, it’s wrong to give that person a quarter. It’s wrong.”