A larger than life legend in the rap world, Pac has been the subject of numerous documentaries that range from Oscar-nominated to cash grabs. The new one, entitled ‘Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes,’ takes a novel approach by letting the fallen star speak directly and from the heart. Pac’s interview delves heavily into his relationship with his mother, his intention to become an uplifting figure and his theories about the infamous 1994 shooting at Quad Recordings where he was nearly killed.Tupac was about 23 years old in this video. One can only imagine the potential influence he could have had on the world as his mind matured and his views evolved. This might explain why there was such a massive FBI file about him…and probably why he got taken away from us. As he said himself in this interview: “They’ll start taking out anyone who is trying to do something positive for the community”. What can be more positive than making “being smart” a cool thing?Tupac famously said that although he might not change the world, he guaranteed that he would spark the young revolutionaries that would. And what if the thousands of members of BLM were those brains who were inspired by Pac himself? It’s certainly more than likely because without Pac and the burning mark he left on the world, it is hard to say whether or not activism in hip-hop within the last four years would have been as prominent. And although his body is no longer with us on Earth, his soul remains present within all of us entertainers, athletes, writers, and revolutionaries alike. The reality of it is simple… Pac is with us.