Tupac Shakur's Commonplace Book
This book consists of ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in rap or hip-hop lyrics. Very few are actually developed raps - for the most part they are merely suggestions or random impressions designed to set the memory or imagination working. Their sources are various - dreams, things read, casual incidents, chronic, trifling bitches, & so on.Tupac Shakur
1 A nigga look in an antique mirror and his face is a skull (murder? He own death?)
2 Dice from hell - nigga wins and then dies and then another nigga picks up the dice
3 An inhuman nigga comes up out of a book
4 Kids gunned down on the playground return as bats - pursue a nigga with some careless aim
5 A phantasm in the projects - warning of future niggas of great evil from out of time
6 Niggas take a wrong turn, end up lost in terrifying dream world
7 Strange colours seen by a nigga on the subway
8 A powerful white man (two dicks? basketball expert?)
9 Nigga finds a hat on the sidewalk puts it on and becomes king in ancient time
10 Pursued by constabulary through strange cold tunnel - voice of a pimp from past
11 Nigga shoots a witch, turns into a dog
12 Three shorties find a mummy - phantasmic powers make them do a dance with they ass out
13 Blind nigga goes in a strange dark house and comes out with unearthly goat eyes
14 Sleep - the moon - a cat with huge crazy balls
15 Cadillac riddled with bullet holes - tiny windows to alternative dimension?
16 Clappin' ass lead a nigga to hidden marvel (terror?) of space
17 Forbidden bowl older than history which should not be smoked gets burned up
18 wise old nigga tells fortunes by exhaling blunt smoke, forming distinct shapes. Young nigga gets his fortune told, sees his own violent demise
19 An eclipse make a nigga see vista of Cyclopean city in a Hustler
20 A nigga claim he ain't her baby daddy, turns out he ain't and he hurt his lungs smokin' too much endo
21 Man leaves neighborhood to find neighborhood has never left him
22 Gang does a drive by on tiny man - find a brass lantern - shine'd light shews world overrun with identical tiny men - high as hell
23 a nigga smoke some evil voodoo weed & when he exhale he blow out his soul
24 Peecomb and the Big Man betray a nigga - every rhyme come out they mouth is cosmic torture - gay acts - an owl look at them funny - terrible death
25 a possible new entry into 'dank ones' mythos??
~a nigga out of time~
26 Under light of full moon man transforms into chimp - inhuman amounts of game spit.
27 nigga drop acid - red and blue scarves suddenly sound the same; a new purposeful existence ??