[Tupac]: I'm playin' a soldier thats all. Just like
KRS-One, he called himself
God. I ain't calling me God. I'm just one doing my part on
where I think hip hop should go. Everybody else doing there
thing on where hip hop should go....I think hip hop should
be about more money, crazier sounds, different beats MORE
MONEY. Cause wit more money we could do something for the
communities that these hip hop artists are coming out of.
[Angie]: That's a positive thing.
[Tupac]: By getting more artists on part singing we
could go into more coffee shops and do more performances.
We've been performing this shit since the 70's. Ya know what
I mean? Lets get some papers,get some buildings, get some
community centers. Ya can't do that without money.
[Angie]: Okay, so... but do you think thats gonna,
I mean do you think that its gonna be boom take care of your
business, boom its over, boom everything is happily ever after?
You know when you attack somebody and they attack you back,
you attack them, they attack y...
[note: Angie did not get a chance to complete the word "you"
she pissed Tupac off!]
[Tupac]: That's why I don't attack! You think I'm gonna
smack these niggas? I ain't smacking these niggas.
[Angie]: I think by you saying that...
[Tupac]: [really heated] Do you see me running into Bad Boy
wit a gun? Does it look like I'm doing drive-bys on these
niggas? No...I'm not that nigga, I..... Fa real I don't give
a f-ck if nobody understands but I'm a soldier.
[Angie]: But it's affecting other people though.
That's the problem.
[Tupac]: [almost yelling] Other people need to just
know that life's a bitch!
[Tupac]: Sometimes this shit, this shit I mean, damn
life's a bitch and
sometimes ya know what? It get hot. What they thought they
were just gonna make millions and there wasn't gonna be no
problems? You wanna be in the rap game, hustle for it, fight
for this shit just like I had to do. I done took bullets and
went ta jail for this rap shit, done caught cases and got
sued and paid millions for this rap shit. About a muthaf-cka
being uncomfortable cause I'm doing my thing, I don't give
a f-ck for real.
Spring 1996 | Hot 96