Who is Makaveli?
The predetermination of Tupac Amaru Shakur that his life or death would lead to the beginning of a wide spread phenomena of a thug nation created by his definition. Tupac’s name originated from the politician, Niccolo Machiavelli who was born on May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy. His life was dedicated in his passion to politics. The Phenomenon of a reincarnated soldier goes beyond the definition of his accredited name. The Makaveli era of Tupac was his verbal will-in-testament to the world, specifically to the urban kids, teenagers, and gangsters of America, to unite. The reincarnation is also a definitive symbol of his ongoing passion to his cause even after death. Makaveli’s lyrics and his passion mirrored his beliefs, values of being a thug, and his humanity. Hence, Makaveli was his own beginning of a new life and the finalization of a completed cause of becoming a true thug. Overall, the Makaveli – Tupac Era was prematurely ended during his death in Las Vegas.
"My addversaries crumble when we rumble, its a catastrophy, im for revenge on bytch niggaz that blast at me. Plus my alias is Makaveli, a loaded 357 with hollow points to a nigga'z belly. Bust'em and see if he bleed, he should-a neva fuck'd around witta sick ass nigga like me. They call mah name out and niggaz run, best b prepare'd 4 tha Outlawz, here we come." When We Ride feat. Outlawz
Machiavelli didn't place a high value on morals right? I don't know much about him but I know a lot people considered his ways evil. But Tupac was all about a better government for the people and honesty according to his poems and songs. It seems like he wanted the government to have better morals not the opposite so why was he a fan of Machiavelli?
His Makaveli alter ego was his gangster persona. It was right before he died, when he was playing the part of a gangster villian. His persona took on traits such as cunning, ruthlessness, and strength. A lot of 'Makaveli's' lyrics were about...
References: 2Pac. (1996). When we ride, featuring Outlaw Immortalz. On All eyez on me [CD]. California: Death Row Records/Interscope.
Machiavelli, N. (1513). The qualities of the prince. In L. A. Jacobus, A world of ideas: Essential readings for college writers (pp. 37-52). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
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