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The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur


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SKU: 9780671028459 Category:


Paperback, 149 pp

Capturing the unrivaled passion and candor that made him one of America’s bestselling solo recording artists, this collection of poetry offers a glimpse into Shakur’s enigmatic life and its intense contradictions.
Tupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice.
His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been.
For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist’s enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy — and his ultimate message of hope.
Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 10/25/1999 pg. 78 (EAN 9780671028442, Hardcover)
  • Black Issues Book Review 03/01/2000 pg. 46 (EAN 9780671028442, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 07/01/2000 pg. 129 (EAN 9780671028442, Hardcover)
  • ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA’s 01/01/2001 pg. 1383 (EAN 9780671028442, Hardcover)

Tupac Shakur recorded twelve landmark albums — nine of which went either platinum or gold. A consummate actor, he also appeared in six major motion pictures, including Poetic Justice, Juice, GridLock’d, and Gang Related. He was murdered at the age of twenty-five.






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Weight 7.68 oz
Dimensions .51 × 7.6 × 6.5 in


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