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Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« on: June 19, 2009, 08:43:54 PM »
Cool lil bit of info Shock dropped in his blog this past tuesday on Pacs bday.

MYTH 1: TUPAC STARTED OUT AS A DANCER AND EVOLVED INTO A RAPPER
 
Please.
Pac was just touring with us (digital underground) to kill time while we shopped his demo and helped him finish his album. Money-B's brother Cullen, our original Humpty-dancer, stayed home to make room for Pac, so Pac filled in and did the dance. Yes, you could say he did this as part of his "job" but he did it mostly for fun. Everyone in our 8-person crew wanted to do the dance; it pulled the chicks after the show each night.
 
 We signed Tupac Shakur (2Pac) to our indy label TNT records as an emcee and began working on his album in 1989. He began touring with d.u. a year later, after being bored & frustrated with waiting for us to return from tour to continue working on his project. And we were constantly shopping him the entire time, many companies passed before Interscope finally agreed to distribute him.
 
 His "I was Shocks roadie" comment from "Resurrection" also makes my blood boil; as if the nigga carried my personal bags. He never did.
Everyone carried their own suitcases. Unloading & loading the stage equipment was the tour responsibility he speaks of, a "right of passage" to every d.u. member. We all did it for a tour or 2, including myself & Money-B on the first tours, and later it was how we initiated new blood. So did DJ Fuze, Saafir, DJ-JZ, Pee Wee, and every other d.u. member except the females. (they cleaned the bus & did the laundry; perhaps chauvinist but true)
 
To say that Tupac "originally started as a dancer", as many people & publications often do, not only insults his true title & essence at that time, (emcee, public activist, & social critic) but it also insults digital undergrounds awareness & recognition of who he really was at the time. Worst of all, it promotes that it's uncool to dance, like no self respecting revolutionary, "thug", or "gangsta" would be caught dancing; as if Pac graduated outta dancing into a stronger male. Nope, sorry, he was already the strong male revolutionary, with 2Pacalyspe Now recorded, BEFORE he danced with d.u. (Digital Underground).
 
 Therefore, Tupac (2Pac) deserves even more credit for being all of the above and still remaining humble enough to contribute to d.u. as a dancer & roadie. It was his choice to do this, not an ultimatum, as his solo album was already being shopped, and as we were already committed to his project.
 
 He also can be seen playing congas & doing background vocals onstage w/d.u. on televised Yo MTV Raps Live, and Showtime at the Apollo tapings, well after the movie Juice and his solo album was out. This is documented fact, do the research, and then do the math.
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MYTH 2: DJ DARRYL PRODUCED I GET AROUND; SHOCK-G PRODUCED TEMPTATIONS.
 
Nope, Easy-Mo Bee produced Temptations, I just happened to be in the video.
 
Billboard magazine mistakenly listed I Get Around as produced by DJ Darryl the whole year it was on the charts. Just for the record, here are the songs I produced for Tupac in the order we recorded them:
 
1989 THRU '95:
1. Rebel of the Underground
2. Revenge of tha Lunatic
3. Words of Wisdom
4. Do For Love (acoustic piano + Pac rimin; never officially released)
5. It Ain't Necessarily So (unreleased)
6. I Get Around
7. Still Down (original version, unreleased)
8. So Many Tears
9. Fuck the World
 
AFTER SEPT '96 REMIXES
produced w/Numskull of the Luniz:
10. Resist the Temptation (unreleased)
11. Po Nigga Blues
12. Changes (unreleased)
 
CO-PRODUCED w/Richie Stites & DJ-Rizzy-Riz:
13. And 2morrow (Havenotz remix, unreleased)
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Re: Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 09:03:51 PM »
hey Shock why not correcet your dumb statement on "God bless the dead"  from the Thug Angel DVD while your at it
Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


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Re: Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 09:13:09 PM »
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND says "D. Evans" for production credits...ofcoure being Deon Evans.  Shock g credited for background vocals


RESURRECTION SOUNDTRACK says Shock G produced it



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Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


"I went from being homeless strung out on Dust to an 8 bedroom estate signed 2 1 of my fav rappers... Pump it up jokes can't hurt me."-- Mr. Joey Buddens
 

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Re: Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 09:14:47 PM »
interesting to see "Revenge of the Lunatic" wasn't produced by Stretch, the producer of the original "Tha Lunatic"


man if only more producers came out and shed light like this....and if only Shock G was more accurate in that thug angel documentary lol
Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


"I went from being homeless strung out on Dust to an 8 bedroom estate signed 2 1 of my fav rappers... Pump it up jokes can't hurt me."-- Mr. Joey Buddens
 

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Re: Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 09:36:59 PM »
damn he clears some things up i guess
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Re: Shock-g Blog - Tupac myth(busted)
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 01:47:26 AM »
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MYTH 2: DJ DARRYL PRODUCED I GET AROUND; SHOCK-G PRODUCED TEMPTATIONS.
 

Duh, he says it in the fucking song in Temptations.Shock G did So Many tears (and others) I think.  lol wasn't it already known that I get A round was made for original Shock-G and DU but became a Tupac song???

Myth 1 wasn't really debunked....I mean we know he was a street rapper and did the Dancing for DU to get in the game and while they shopping his demo he become a professional rapper.