Coverafbeelding 2Pac - Changes
  • Statistieken
  •   14 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   393 punten
  •   1999

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   16-06-1971
Land   Verenigde Staten

Tupac Amaru Shakur (beter bekend als 2Pac en ook Makaveli genoemd) is gemeten naar platenverkoop één van de meest succesvolle Amerikaanse rappers. Rond zijn 12e maakt hij kennis met dansen en acteren en op zijn 15e begint hij met rappen. In 1991, als hij 20 is, komt zijn eerste solo-album uit (2Pacalypse Now). Dat doet vrij weinig, maar met zijn tweede plaat Stricyly 3 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. is het wel raak.

In 1994 raakt 2Pac zwaargewond door kogels bij een gewapende overval. Hij wordt tevens veroordeeld voor het aanranden van een fan en moet de gevangenis in. Terwijl hij daar zit, verschijnt zijn derde album Me Against The World. Het platenlabel Death Row Records legt de borg van 1,4 miljoen dollar voor hem op tafel, op voorwaarde dat 2Pac drie albums maakt. Hij gaat akkoord en komt met All Eyez On Me (een dubbelalbum), dat door velen wordt gezien als zijn beste werk.

Op 7 september 1996 gaat Tupac in het MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas naar een bokspartij van Mike Tyson. Als hij buiten is wordt hij opnieuw beschoten. Hij ligt een week in het ziekenhuis en verliest een long. Uiteindelijk sterft Tupac op 25-jarige leeftijd. Over de aanslag bestaan verschillende complottheorieën. Feit is dat de dader nooit gevonden is.


In 1999, ruim twee jaar na zijn dood, scoort 2Pac in ons land zijn grootste hit met Changes (drie weken nummer 1 en Alarmschijf).


Songtekst

-1-
Come on come on
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black
my stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a nigga he's a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship 'em dope and let 'em deal the brothers
give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey's dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin' changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that's how it's supposed to be
How can the devil take a brother if he's close to me?
I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
but things change, and that's the way it is

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah
(Repeat)

-2-
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let's erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
and the only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhh
It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
the penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
Now tell me what's a mother to do
bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
I made a G today But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin' crack to the kids. I gotta get paid,
Well hey, that's the way it is

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah
(Repeat)

Talking:
We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

-3-
And still I see no changes can't a brother get a little peace
It's war on the streets and the war in the Middle East
Instead of war on poverty they got a war on drugs
so the police can bother me
And I ain't never did a crime I ain't have to do
But now I'm back with the blacks givin' it back to you
Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimp smack you up
You gotta learn to hold ya own
~they get~ jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can't touch this
I don't trust this when they try to rush I bust this
That's the sound of my tool you say it ain't cool
my mama didn't raise no fool
And as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped
and I never get to lay back
'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some buck that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah

You're my brother, you're my sister
That's just the way it is (way it is,way it is)
Things will never be the same
You're my brother, you're my sister
That's the way it is
Aww yeah

Some things will never change

Songinformatie

In dit lied wordt The Way It Is van Bruce Hornsby & The Range gesampeld.
Artiest2Pac
 A-kant
Titel Changes (Album Version)
Lengte 4:29
Componist(en) Tupac Hakur, Deon Evans & Bruce Hornsby
Producer(s) Afeni Shakur
 B-kant
Titel Changes (Radio Version)
Lengte 4:29
Componist(en) Tupac Hakur, Deon Evans & Bruce Hornsby
Producer(s) Afeni Shakur
Platenlabel Jive
Catalogusnr 0580172
Hoogste positie UK 3
Hoogste positie US 32
Album Greatest Hits


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