"AINT NO REST FOR THE WEARY"
An old aphorism. Driving through camden NJ one day on an errand i seen one of the many pictures/elements of america's struggling class system.Passing through one of camden's many drug sets i caught a glimpse of a handfull of youth, barely in their teens exchanging work hand to hand in a scramble, weathering the cold air. Couple days later i listened to Thug's mansion(acoustic original) in my home, and as that recent scene and the scenes of the harsh realities many share came to mind i thought of its relation to Pac's vision. That most in these situations and environments feel trapped by circumstance.
"A place where death doesn't reside"-
Nasir bin olu dara jones
A quote from Thug's mansion(NY) featuring Nas, probally states one of the main issues in our american inner cities.Thug's mansion conceptualizes heaven as a reflection our own culture. It houses amenities from flowing liquor, to visions of our ancestors and loved ones at rest. The only difference is Pac's vision paints it with two elements we lack: a perpetual state of peace and peace of mind. In the face of any harsh reality escapism, or the need to escape is normal. At least we have a gem to resort to for everlasting peace feels like. Thug's mansion. Good looks' Pac.
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