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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

How 2Pac's "I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto" Speaks to Black Lives Matter

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Tupac Shakur left us twenty years ago in September, but the rapper's words continue to capture the pain of black America like no other. In these troubled times, the Black Lives Matter movement marches against police brutality wherever a viral video and lack of justice provokes outrage. Retaliatory killings by black gunmen slayed officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Shakur's first posthumous single "I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto" off 1997's R U Still Down? (Remember Me?)served as prophecy for this current moment.

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