Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tupac Shakur: Rose from Concrete

Inspiration comes from all avenues, from every specter of music and art, including rap:
"We are the roses....this is the concrete" Tupac Shakur
Watch the Video on Youtube: Rose from Concrete posted and narrated by Derrick Rose

Tupac Shakur produced a visual poetic rap of survival and tenacity in the face of overwhelming obstacles in ‘Rose From Concrete’, an obvious derivation based upon  the classic book by author Betty Smith :‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’, written in 1943"; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is based upon the resilience of a young girl growing up, and thriving in adverse circumstances, and it has always been one of my favorite books. This song and video is a powerful, modern day message of similar significance.
Sara Niles