Top 45 Tupac Quotes

We have collected the best Tupac Quotes by famous authors including Jada Pinkett Smith, Jimmy Iovine, J. Cole, Kat Graham, Christopher Jackson and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

Tupac and I were just close friends because we had such
Tupac and I were just close friends because we had such an insatiable drive and passion for acting and entertainment.

Jada Pinkett Smith
Tupac was a glorious person, and he had all the right intentions.

Jimmy Iovine
I was a super-duper Tupac fan, and I realized later, when I became a huge Nas fan and a huge Eminem fan, I was drawn to the storytellers. They all told stories in different ways, but they were all like the best storytellers.

J. Cole
Tupac has always been somebody who represented a higher consciousness of what it means on both sides of the coin to be black in America. He and Prince were leaders who moved to the beat of their own drum, and I can only hope to follow in their footsteps.

Kat Graham
Tupac was the first artist that I really related to.

Christopher Jackson
Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.

Kevin Gates
My Mom and my Pops liked Tupac a lot.

NLE Choppa
I knew Snoop Dog didn’t start misogyny. I knew that Tupac Shakur didn’t start sexism, and God knows that Dr. Dre didn’t start patriarchy. Yet they extended it in vicious form within their own communities. They made vulnerable people more vulnerable.

Michael Eric Dyson
He’s been my number one influence. If you say Tupac didn’t influence you, then you don’t really need to be rapping because nobody evokes that kind of emotion on a track like Tupac does.

Freddie Gibbs
There’s a great documentary on Tupac called ‘Resurrection’ about the last few years of Tupac’s life and how he transformed. And, ironically, how this East Coast rapper became this West Coast icon, back when all that Death Row/Sean Combs stuff was going on.

Marco Rubio
I enjoy Tupac’s music. I enjoy Tupac.

Jimmy Iovine
I don’t know rap. I can’t tell you a Tupac song. But you put on some go-go, and I’ll know it word-for-word. That’s why I feel like I got my own sound – or a D.C. sound.

Shy Glizzy
My biggest influence is Tupac. He was a poet, and listening to Tupac is what inspired me to start rapping.

Chanel West Coast
Allen Iverson was the Tupac of basketball; he was a true revolutionary.

Fat Joe
I listened to Tupac and a lot of Biggie Smalls.

Paul Pierce
I went to Baltimore School of the Arts, which is known for discovering Tupac and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Bresha Webb
You’ll get a kid in Liberia wearing a Tupac T-shirt, and for us, that’s zef. People try to say it’s like trash, but it’s not really trash. It’s putting things together you think are cool.

Watkin Tudor Jones
One day, I’ll be listening to a bunch of Ray Charles, the next day it’s nothing but Red Hot Chili Peppers. The next day it might be Tupac all day.

J. Cole
I have no secrets. Neither did Tupac, neither does my daughter. We don’t live behind secrets, we don’t live lies, we are who we are, and we are pretty happy to be who we are.

Afeni Shakur
I have a lot of friends who are in love the ’90s. Girls, boys. ’90s music? That’s Tupac. That’s Biggie. That’s TLC. That’s Aaliyah. I still listen to Aaliyah. I still listen to Tupac and Biggie. There’s people who are really heavy on that culture.

Shameik Moore
My fondest memory of Tupac is my father producing ‘Toss It Up’ for him when I was 7 years old and hearing that.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
Everybody has the Tupac that they admire. Certain people love the hip-hop person, the rapper. Strictly just the rapper. A lot of people, the newfound Tupac fans… they’re into Death Row-era Tupac. But that was only nine months!

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
Tupac is definitely an icon. There’ll never be another Tupac, so I’m not gonna ever, ever try to fill those shoes. I’m just gonna stay in my lane and be the best me that I can be.

Freddie Gibbs
I met Tupac through Queen Latifah in New York at this party that we were at, at a place downtown called Big City Diner.

John Singleton
I’m not Tupac or this prophetic dude or anything like that. I just want to make music and have fun.

A lot of people say I tried to emulate Tupac, but when I look back at my career, we’re very different artists. I took pages out of Pac’s book, of course, and lots of other rappers – Biggie, Nas – of course you take pages out of those books, but you eventually make it your own thing. And I think I did a good job of that.

Ja Rule
Before I got signed to Bad Boy, I grew up listening to Snoop and Tupac and my hood was all Tupac driven.

Guru’s like Tupac. He just records and records and records.

DJ Premier
They use all of the music that I did in the ’50s, ’60s and the ’70s behind people like Tupac and LL Cool J. I’m into all that stuff.

Donald Byrd
That’s what Tupac and I got from my dad – the rebellion and the need to fight back and be recognized for being different.

Afeni Shakur
In 2011, a lot of people didn’t even know I did ‘Tupac Back.’

Mike Will Made It
All we ever wanted was for Tupac to have the opportunity to tell his story.

Afeni Shakur
I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans.

Afeni Shakur
I’m better than Tupac and Biggie. I say that so now you know where my head at.

Kodak Black
I think my music’s more disturbing than Tupac’s – or at least I thought some of the themes of ‘The Downward Spiral’ were more disturbing on a deeper level – you know, issues about suicide and hating yourself and God and people and everything else.

Trent Reznor
I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don’t do things to shock people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.

When Tupac came out, my writing changed for sure. I learned from it. It was a cultural thing.

Brian Fallon
‘Dear Mama’ is my favorite song from Tupac, man. It touches you, and I think that that’s the most important thing with music.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
I think Tupac was more someone who was trying to inform us about what was going on, and he did it through entertainment.

Marco Rubio
Tupac was a person who was all about love. I feel like that’s me, too; that’s who I’ve always been.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
He’s a layered person, so you have to tackle all the aspects of Tupac individually.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
I like Jay-Z. I love Luda. I love Ledisi. I like Beyonce, of course. I think she’s just brilliant. She’s a triple threat. But my favorite – my all-time rapper is Tupac. See, I could have been Tupac’s girlfriend.

Stephanie Mills
Growing up, you hear Tupac’s music, it’s kind of like… it goes without saying that everyone likes Tupac.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
I think what it was is that Tupac was extremely passionate, very honest and raw in his approach to communicating. He understood communicating. And I think he just did it from a deep place within.

Afeni Shakur
We don’t really know who killed Martin Luther King. We don’t really know who killed Bobby Kennedy. We don’t really know who killed John Kennedy. We don’t really know who killed Tupac Shakur.

Cynthia McKinney