Raised By Black Panthers. Made History With Music. Died At 25. But Hear Him In His Own Words.

The story of Tupac often gets shortened to "famous rapper, killed because of East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry." Better would be to remember the intellectual, the poet, the man who wrestled personal and societal demons with his words. Like here.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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