Some say the game is all corrupt and fucked in this shit
Stuck, niggas is lucky if we bust out this shit, plus
Pac often spoke in the last days of his life on the effect of mindset on one’s potential to succeed and transcend one’s previous circumstance. This theory is a fixture of this song, and Pac is turning his aim on the Illuminati; as early as 1996 that particular conspiracy theory was espoused by those who, Pac claimed, were embittered by their own lack of success and sought to find a incontrovertible justification for their failure (i.e. one that, while far from being proven or corroborated, was not per se able to be outright refuted).
According to Pac, this had a negative knock on effect on younger generations, who assumed that, if the industry was corrupted by forces above their comprehension or control,then any effort on their part to succeed would be futile. In his last recorded interview, Pac spoke thusly on the matter:
“My self-esteem, my self-respect, my confidence is there…in the ghetto [having a lack of confidence] is something we’re taught. My mind’s strength is more important [than my sexuality]. [My career] was no accident, I plotted all of this. I flip the K to the Illuminati. That’s a way to keep yourself stayed low, that’s another way to keep you unconfident in yourself. Who told this nigga in jail about the Illuminati? C'mon man, get the fuck outta here!”
Aside from the insight and original thought evident in these lines and Pac’s theory on the Illuminati, it’s a great example of 2Pac the Organic Intellectual; the man who had the strength to think for and educate himself.
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