Tupac at Seventeen


“I really think that teenagers—they’ve got a lot of responsibilities and a lot of burdens because in fact we’re given a horrible world—the gift that we’re getting when we have to take over is horrible. They are leaving this world in bad shape for us to fix up. So I think that we deserve a lot of respect… In the ’60s things changed a lot and those teenagers were given a lot of respect because things changed a lot and they did a lot… I mean it’s no secret that the world is in bad shape. So we have to do a lot of good things and I think we deserve a little more respect.”

A hyper-articulate and adorable 17-year-old Tupac Shakur talks brilliantly about where he sees his generation. 1988.