Tupac Shakur’s 1998 hit ‘Changes’ has made it’s way back on the charts as it has become the anthem for the protests in 2020.
As of Wednesday morning (June 3) Changes has climbed to number 43 on the iTunes Top 100, moving 20 spots overnight. The lead single for Tupac’s 1998 ‘Greatest Hits’ double CD album, has now become the go-to song during the 2020 protests that have swept the United States and countries world wide.
Update: Changes has moved to number 28 spot as of Wednesday night (June 3) 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Featuring Talent, Changes quickly becoming a hit in 1998, as Tupac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ double album would reach Diamond status with over 10 million units sold.
Hip Hop journalist The Art of Dialogue calls ‘Changes’, “The greatest social injustice song of all time.” Adding, “2pac really in a league on his own”, with many on social media agreeing.
Changes which sampled Bruce Hornsby & The Range’s ‘The Way It Is’, which also touched on social issues. The 1987 released hit referenced the Civil Rights Movement and showcased the divide between the rich and poor. All with the message that more is needed.
Protesters around the world protesting in honor of George Floyd and standing up against police brutality, have played Shakur’s ‘Changes’ as thousands sing along to the still relevant lyrics, “I see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself / Is life worth living, should I blast myself? / I’m tired of bein’ poor and even worse I’m black / My stomach hurts, so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch / Cops give a damn about a negro / Pull the trigger, kill a n—-, he’s a hero.”