Keep Your Head Up- Tupac

By: Destiny Crump and Jasmine Montanez

Lyrics

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain't nothin' don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don't need him
And I ain't tryin to gash up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy

Meaning of lyrics

“Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots” Black people have a rich heritage and traditions and also that darker are skin the better we are.

"And when he tells you you ain't nothin' don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him" If someone doesn't want to realize how great you are and don't care for you like you do them then go on with your life.

"And I ain't tryin to gash up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy" It sad that young boys have kids with young girls but then leave the girl to be the mom and the dad.

Tupac Shakur

Born in New York City in 1971 Tupac Shakur as known Tupac or 2Pac had sold more than over 75 millions albums worldwide about the violence and hardships in the ghettos, racism, social problems, and conflicts of west and east coast rivalry. Tupac's life has inspired numerous books and theatrical productions through everything he experience in his life while he was alive from his musical career to his acting career showing the world what he went through childhood to being a man and an entertainer.

Issue

The violence and poverty of African Americans. And teens having kids of their own at a young age and the teen mom having to take care of the child because the teen dad doesn't want to take responsibility for the child too.


Came out in 1993


I agree with this song because there was and still is a lot of violence, poverty, and teen parents and both teens should be responsible for that new life that comes in the world.


Yes, the commitment was to uplift his community.