Fourteen years ago today, an unfortunate incident has effected many lives today including myself. I could remember that day on September 7th 1996, thinking how Tupac Shakur will survive and live on past what was another dark force trying to bring him down. After hearing from the reports on CNN in my hotel room in Hong Kong on a vacation that I was taking, nothing could erase my mind on how much influence was at stake. On the morning of September 13th that year, I could remember waking up and the first thing I said to my cousin was "I just had a dream that Tupac died". Then the next thing you know we get a phone call from a friend telling us that Tupac had passed away. I didn't know at that time how much this was going to affect me in the future, but it obviously has shaped the thing to come.
As long as I could remember I always wanted to be an emcee. I loved how you could express yourself through music. For some reason I thought I could do that. So I would start writing and listen to music that I dubbed on the radio. Growing up without a father figure was tough for me. I was always out looking for a role model which subliminally attracted me to the work of Tupac. During my adolescent age you had to find a hobby to participate in such as music or sports to keep you out of gangs which was an epidemic at that time. I ended up sticking to the art as a passion which brought me into discovering the incredible work of my favorite artist and what I would call my father figure 2 Pac a.k.a Makaveli.
I feel I have a lot to bring to expand the mind of Makaveli. I have studied his work for the past 16 years and is continuing to uncover meanings and messages through thinking outside the box. I communicate with Tupac daily on a spiritual level. He has answered various amount of questions that I was looking for and didn't understand at that time. For example I was given the name kamakaze way before his passing from my peers, maybe due to me being Asian. But how ironic he end up using a lot of references to that name if you look at his lyrics and go in depth on what he conveying . I count him using the world 7 times and they all have meaning to me. I am the first person to uncover what makaveli means. If you take the third letter and seventh letter and spell it back. It means kamalive. I was born on 3-7. At 7 a.m. and being 7 month premature also on the 7th day of march. So I'm really into numbers and numerology. I believe this is a message to live on since we are like his seeds which he planted. So what I realize now is that yes, Tupac may have passed that day but he lives on through us with his work. And what better way than to express and share thoughts and his philosophy with like minded people. I would be fully dedicated to spend the next 13 weeks on what I think would be a wonderfully experience to be apart. Makaveli lives and we all can grow and come alive and take part to spark the brain to changing the world.