YG Says Tupac Has Inspired His Return To School; Calls Pac A Father Figure For Many (AUDIO)

During a recent panel for a new Tupac Shakur exhibit at the the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, West Coast rapper YG spoke about being inspired by the writings and poetry of Tupac.

So inspired was YG that he is looking into going back to school to complete his GED.

YG didn’t graduate from high school but said that after Tupac passed, he started seeing and hearing more of the late artists work which has caused the rapper to consider returning to school.

The GRAMMY Museum event even included an appearance from Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s cousins and other members of his extended family.

Additional panelists that were in attendance included John Singleton, Mopreme Shakur (Tupac‘s brother), rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ray Luv, Money-B, and Paul Rodriguez.

Fans of the late great rapper can check out the Tupac Shakur exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum located at LA Live through April 22nd.

Check below for an audio excerpt of YG talking about Pac below courtesy of [MissDimplez]:

“He was reading all these books, his raps were like poetry and all that, it makes you want to be better–at every level. Because I didn’t graduate high school, but now it’s like I want to go back to school. [*applause*] I was six when Tupac passed. My momma, she’s from Compton, so I grew up off of West coast music. So, Tupac– I’ve been hearing about Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and everybody but, it was like after he passed, I started seeing more of like the posters and all that… When I got older, and started really listening to it [Tupac], it was like ‘oh, he’s really talking about stuff that I relate to’. He’s really talking about the black culture, you feel me? Not even about the west coast… Some people don’t have no father figures in their life, some people look at Tupac as their father figure, and they apply that to their life…”“He was reading all these books, his raps were like poetry and all that, it makes you want to be better–at every level. Because I didn’t graduate high school, but now it’s like I want to go back to school. [*applause*] I was six when Tupac passed. My momma, she’s from Compton, so I grew up off of West coast music. So, Tupac– I’ve been hearing about Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and everybody but, it was like after he passed, I started seeing more of like the posters and all that… When I got older, and started really listening to it [Tupac], it was like ‘oh, he’s really talking about stuff that I relate to’. He’s really talking about the black culture, you feel me? Not even about the west coast… Some people don’t have no father figures in their life, some people look at Tupac as their father figure, and they apply that to their life…”

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