They killed Pac, he was too Machiavellian
Stood out in the middle of a room like an elephant

from Talib Kweli – Attack the Block Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

One of Pac’s pseudonyms was Makaveli, inspired by the Italian writer and philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli. Saying he was too Machiavellian could mean that he was a great writer and communicator. Because of this ability and his message, and because he stood out like an elephant in a room, could be why he was killed.

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