View Single Post
Old 09-15-2017, 12:27 PM   #44
Flint
Libturd Snowflake
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Coastal Elite
Posts: 12,154
Quote:

Tupac song selected for Vatican playlist


"The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people," the Vatican wrote on its official MySpace Music page. ... The list was compiled by Father Giulio Neroni, artistic director of church publisher St Paul's Multimedia. ... The lyrics of "Changes" describe Shakur's desire to change a grim life of drugs, crime and violence on the streets. ...
List of awards and nominations received by Tupac Shakur

Quote:
Tupac Shakur’s 11 Amazing Achievements Before Death at Age 25

Some people are born to leave their mark on the psyche of the masses by using their talent to the best of their abilities in a very short span of time. ... Though he passed away at a young age of 25, Tupac achieved great heights in his career ...

1. Tupac became one of the best-selling music artists in the world by selling over 37.5 million records in US and 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007.

2. The Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. In a 2005 Rolling Stones Magazine Vote, he was ranked sixth on the list of ’100 immortal artists of all time’.

3. Most of his songs send out a social message. He was greatly concerned with the social problems faced by the Afro-American community such as violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, conflicts with other rappers, social injustice, and poverty and police brutality.

4. Shakur became the first artist ever to have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence. He released his multi-platinum album Me Against the World at Clinton Correctional Facility after being imprisoned on February 14, 1995.

5. The album made stayed on Billboard 200 for five weeks and sold 240,000 copies in its first week. It was appreciated worldwide and set a record for the highest first week sales for a solo male rap artist.

6. MTV ranked him at No.2 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time while VH1 ranked him No.3 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.

7. Shakur was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002 and Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2010.

8. On October 17, 2006, 2Pac Shakur was honored at the First Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival for his exceptional talent as a singer and a performer. He was appreciated for overcoming hurdles like crossed racial, ethnic, cultural and medium issues.

9. In 2008, he was added to the Definitive 200 list by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

10. Tupac’s song, Changes, was one of the 12 songs released by the seat of the Catholic Church onto their social networking Web site’s streaming music service

11. 2Pac‘s double album, All Eyez on Me, sold over 5 million copies in US alone. This is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time and was eventually certified 9x platinum in June 1998 by the RIAA.
__________________
******************
There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio
Flint is offline   Reply With Quote