J. Cole pays homage to Tupac
I can’t figure out how to embed the video
of J. Cole from Rhapsody’s series On the Record, talking for 45 seconds about his favorite record, which is Tupac’s Makaveli. Basically he likes everything about it and is semi uncomfortable in front of the camera.
For those of you who wonder who or what Makaveli is, I’m guessing it is a ghetto-ized spelling of Machiavelli, who was a 16th century Italian philosopher that is considered to be one of the founders of modern day political science. As you may know, “machiavellianism” oftentimes refers to the cunning and deceitful tactics in politics (that we have all seen this past week with the healthcare reform bill).
While Tupac was in prison, he spent a lot of his time reading. His reading list, available here
, probably gave him a wider education that I recieved in college, since he read Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, and nonfiction like The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Art of War, and The Meaning of Masonry. Basically, Tupac was a fascinating guy. People think I’m crazy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was chilling on Cuba, although when my friend went there and looked for him, he didn’t see him.