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Jada Pinkett Smith shares new 2Pac poem to celebrate his 50th posthumous birthday

The poem was handwritten by the late rapper.

Jada Pinkett Smith has shared a never-before-seen poem that was handwritten by late rapper, 2Pac, to celebrate his 50th posthumous birthday. The rapper was born on June 16, 1971.

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Jada shared the poem titled, ‘Lost Soulz’, on her Instagram, to celebrate the birthday of the late rap legend. The poem by 2Pac reads; “Some say nothing gold can last forever / And 2 believe this/ need no proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by the evil men can do / The innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with criminal peers / Has turned my warm heart to cold / I used 2 dream and fantasize / But now I’m scared 2 sleep / Petrified, not to live or die / But to awaken and still be me.”

In her caption, Jada talked a bit about the background behind the poem and why she decided to share it early. She wrote:

As we prepare to celebrate his legacy … let’s remember him for that which we loved most … his way with words. Here are a few you may have never heard before✨ Happy “you goin’n to be 50 at midnight” Birthday Pac! 😆 I got next😜

P.s I was planning to post tomorrow which is why the video says today is Pac’s bday. But I decided to start earlyyyyy✨

@2pac

 

Jada Pinkett Smith was a close friend to 2Pac before he passed on. They attended the Baltimore School for Arts. The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting on September 13, 1996.


Written by Ralph Okobz

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