I don’t believe in having idols and I believe that role models should be your parents not athletes, entertainers or musicians.
With that being said Tupac was my idol growing up.
I didn’t have anything in common with him, but it was something about the duplicity of his personality that spoke to me. He wasn’t the greatest lyricists or had the tightest production, but when he rapped it was like he was speaking directly to you or to put it another way, he was pouring his soul into the words.
It affected me when he was murdered, it still bothers me. He was destined for much bigger things than being a rapper. He would have turned 40 today (that is so hard to believe, I feel so old) and in his memory here are my Top 5 Pac songs of all time (so many to choose from).