June 16, 2011 marks what would have been the 40th birthday of rapâ€™s late, great fallen son, Tupac Amaru Shakur. His short but polarizing life â€“ mixed with brilliant music and acting, personal triumphs and tragedies, and mysteries yet to be unraveled â€“ is still fodder for media hounds and fans across the globe even today.
1) Tupac would have made peace with all of his enemies had he lived to 40. He was already doing this with groups in the east like Duck Down and Busta Rhymes, and he even reportedly made peace with Nas before he was gunned down in Vegas.
2) Perhaps, Tupac would have returned to his East Coast origins and aligned with Nas and one of the Marley sons to form a supergroup.
3) There was strong evidence that ‘Pac was going to move into some form of community activism had he lived.
4) â€˜Pac probably would have started a revolution somewhere.
5) Tupac would have been a strong advocate for education equality, specifically targeting kids growing up in the inner city, as he understood the advantages of being in the know.
6) Tupac would have started a foundation geared towards drug rehabilitation, ex-offender reentry, and/or fatherhood given his experience growing up with a drug-addicted mother and absent father. He understood the implication on children and the overall family unit. Tupac loved the kids!
7) He would have received an NAACP Award or Nobel Peace Prize for having contributed to stop the violence campaigns across urban areas of the United States.
8) Tupac would have fully revived the Black Panther movement with the Thug Life movement, and they would have made social progress with respect to bettering race relations through understanding all cultures.
9) Tupac would have made a life-changing, international pilgrimage, returning after his experiences to record some of his best work ever and then retire.
10) Tupac would have lobbied on Capitol Hill for civil rights for ex-felons. Heck, why shouldnâ€™t ex-cons carry guns? READ MORE