Young Black Male (2:35)

Cover of 2Pacalypse Now

From 2Pacalypse Now and 1 other release

The lead song on 2Pacalypse Now, Tupac’s debut male, features crazy strong accentuation typical only of Tupac. This creates an interesting and bizarre compression to his two line rhyme scheme, which remains constant through the whole of the song. You’ll have one line — punctuated, shorter, and often with three accents (“Young Black Male!) — followed by a line containing two rhymed syllables (e.g. ”…I try to eFFECT by kicking the FACTS…“)

Thematically, Tupac, despite detailing an essentially boiled down autobiography of a day in his life as an MC, distances himself from any sort of emotion or subjectivity that so often creeps into his later narratives. Rather Tupac links his experience with a myriad of other young black males. No distinction between his own and others’ experience as a young impoverished African-American is ever allowed to evanesce


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Killing us one by one in one way or another
American will find a way to eliminate the problem
One by one, the problem is the troubles
In the black youth of the ghettos

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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