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Title:
Inside a thug's heart : with original poems and letters by Tupac Shakur
Author:
Ardis, Angela.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dafina Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xiii, 241 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780758207906

9780758207890
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Now in paperback, this is a rare and indispensable look into the private life of the legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. Including original letters and poems, this is Tupac as never seen before. Playful, sensual and serious, he gives insightful observations on his brief time in prison, music, life's uncertainties - and his dreams for a future that would be tragically cut short. In this heartfelt, one-of-a-kind tribute, Tupac lives on through his words, giving his fans an unforgettable look into the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate, unpredictable music icon.


Author Notes

Angela Ardis is an author, screenwriter, actress and model.


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Booklist Review

As deceased gangsta rapper Shakur closes in on Jimi Hendrix as the most prolific posthumous recording artist, new books about him proliferate. Ardis, his girlfriend, offers a more-intimate-than-usual perspective, though the acknowledgments may be sounding a note of warning by thanking Tupac's mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, for allowing this book to see the light of day. Given her efforts to control her son's legacy, this suggests that the contents of this peek inside Tupac's emotional life may be somewhat constrained, and its judgments, softened. Ardis is breezy and competent, and Tupac's letters and poems to her, presented as facsimiles of the originals, show that, even when writing a loved one, his style was much like his lyrics. The book delivers insight into Tupac's private thoughts and evidence that even a successful rapper with thug life tattooed on his body had gentle and introspective feelings as well as smoldering resentment and rage. Good fan stuff, a primary resource for things 2pak, and a likely circulation builder for hip-hop-intensive collections. --Mike Tribby Copyright 2004 Booklist