Yes, you read the title correctly. Diddy aka Puff Daddy shared a video from Tupac Shakur’s infamous “Spark the brain” interview.
“I don’t want to be 50 years old at a BET “We Shall Over Come” achievement awards. Not me. I want when they see me they know that every day when I’m breathing it is for us to go farther,” said Tupac Shakur in the video clip.
The wise words of a young 22-year old Tupac Shakur, comes from an interview conducted by MTV in Beverly Hills, California.
Diddy posting a video, let alone anything Tupac related comes to a shock to many. It is well documented, Tupac and Diddy were at odds during the mid nineties. Key players in the so-called West Coast East Coast war.
Difficult times have seem to connect the two, although Tupac is no longer with us, Diddy found inspiration in what was once his biter rival.
“Every time I speak I want the truth to come out,” said Tupac in the 58-second video clip. “Every time I speak I want to shiver. I don’t want them to be like they know what I’m gonna say because it’s polite. They know what I’m gonna say.”
Diddy as of late has been looking to use his position of power to inspire and contribute to change the world for the better. Most recently Diddy announced Revolt Black News, which will give viewers news from a different perspective. “I always wanted to develop a platform to report the news from our perspective, for our people,” Diddy explained via his official Instagram account.
Laying a track for the next generation, along with a platform to utilize their voices, is something Tupac advocated. His infamous “spark the brain that will change the world” quote, is heard on the video clip shared by Diddy.
“I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world, or I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. And, that’s our job to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the ones, but let’s not be selfish and because we’re not going to change the world, let’s not talk about how we should change the world,” said Tupac.
The world is facing a pandemic, and during these times, many have reflected on their lives. Reflected on the world. Inspiration can be found throughout what many call “quarantine life”. One would hope it isn’t all forgotten when we go back to what we call our “normal” lives.
“I don’t know how to change it, but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody is gonna clean it up,” Tupac, as the 58-second powerful and inspirational video posted by Diddy, comes to an end.