HipHopDX writes, "NOISEY has published three handwritten poems written by a teenage Tupac Shakur accompanied by an essay by writer and author of 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap’s Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss. While the site advertises the poems as previously unreleased, all three poems appeared in a posthumous book release of poetry by the rapper in 1999 called The Rose that Grew from Concrete. Noisey’s article includes images of the handwritten poems that were written between 1989 and 1991."
Today we lost an American legend. MAYA ANGELOU, one of the greatest poets, activists, and writers of our generation died in her home at the age of 86. Her body of work will be forever etched in the veins of humanity for hundreds of years to come. In honor of her memory, we posted a raw video of Maya Angelou reciting her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning", at Bill Clinton's first inauguration on January 20, 1993. Bill Clinton said in a statement: "America has lost a national treasure, and Hillary and I a beloved friend."
Who didn't love iconic rocker, KURT COBAIN?? Even if you weren't a heavy metal fan, his group, NIRVANA, mesmerized music lovers of all genres and continues to have a cult following today. As we all know, 20 years ago this month, at the height of his career, Cobain killed himself, leaving behind the infamous suicide note. According to CBS news, when police arrived to find Cobain dead at his Seattle area home on April 8, 1994, another handwritten note to his wife Courtney Love was found, taken from his wallet, logged into evidence in the Seattle Police Department (SPD) case file, and never made public. Check it out...
TIME LAPSED - by Lisa Ford Totally unplanned, and against my will, I took an impromptu vacation, the first in about four years. After many months of running a hundred miles a minute, my body gave way and forced me to slow down. I silenced myself, refraining from blogging and social media to gain perspective. And today, I feel much better. Now before you ask, “Where were you, Lisa? I know you were at the best parties. I know you were hanging with all the celebrities getting twisted off the alcohol and all that!!” Naw, not this time... In reality, I didn’t have to go ANYWHERE to have a good time. When you see these pics and the time lapse video of my neighborhood, you’ll know why. I’m going get a little personal on the blog this time, and bring you into my world. I’ve decided to show you where I’ve been the past couple of weeks…home.