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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
i aint a killa but dont push me...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the demise of one of the greatest artists of all time - Tupac Amaru Shakur. The rapper was gunned down in Suge Knights' BMW on Sept 7th 1996 after attending a Mike Tyson fight - he died 6 days later at 4:03pm.
Undoubtedly, Im gona get some people thinking why on earth are you talking about Tupac's death. Well for me this guy was a revoloutionary, similar to Malcom-X and Martin Luther King. Don't get me wrong, not only did he have a revoloutionary mentality but he was also sucked in by Maya and you can't blame him, it was his sangat. All around him were thugs, guns, drugs and drink; and eventually it was these things that led him to his premature death at the age of 25.
When I was in Canada last year myself and Gurmukh Bhai Randip Singh Bramptonwalay did some veechar on the late rapper and in particular his line "I aint a killer but don't push me..." Now if you know Pac's songs then you'll know the rest of this line goes sour, however, this line in itself is very poignant. It has a sense of Sikhi to it and makes me think of the Singhs and how they would retaliate to their Moghul tormentors.
I could imagine Baba Banda Singh Bahadur speaking similar lines, before the Chotay Sahibjaday were Shaheed, I could see him saying if you want to live then don't push me. Don't test me, coz if you do, you'll know about it. And it's for that reason why I hold some respect for Tupac, some of the things he said and spoke about relate to Sikhi in such a canny way that it brings a smile to my face, for those words of wisdom I respect. For his kaljugi ways I disregard - but no ones perfect. Hell even I aint perfect and you know I aint a killa... but dont push me... ;)
Below is a funny clip someone sent to me about Tupac - Please note it may cause offence.