Changes – Tupac

“Changes” is a hip hop song by Tupac Shakur.

The song was originally recorded at Interscope records in 1992 and was produced by Deon Evans.

The song samples the 1986 hit “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby and The Range.

The song makes references to the Black Panther Party,the war on drugs, the treatment of black people by the police, and the difficulties of life in the ghetto.

Genre – Hip hop/rap

Tupac is preaching the truth, but in a way for others to avoid the life he lived. Having been born into violence, he was brought up with the very tragedy.

We go into depth in our PODCAST about the lyrics, content, album cover, etc.                            “Take a listen” – Sumit

Works Cited:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/2pac/id105998

 itunes was used for basic song information/genre.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/tupac-shakur/biography

This article provided biography of Tupac.

http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~syverson/worldsfair/exhibits/hall1/vaughn-sowa-iskander/bios/2pacbio.html

 This article also provided further background and family history of Tupac.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWZtiB9a5u8VlRHdzlRSG03eE1neXVhS1hDVEFsR0FUVE93/edit

John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” was used to analyze the cover art for Tupac’s song. Berger analyzes how different perspectives of how we see things determine how we interpret them, and how interpretation of pictures can change with time.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Jj%2BFInYbL.jpg

This is the cover-art for Tupac’s song.

We also have a book source, but are having trouble getting the information for proper citation.*

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