Adding to their #PowerThrough campaign, Powerade debuted an inspiring commercial on Thursday with Derrick Rose as the subject, and poetry from Tupac Shakur as the backdrop. In the ad, the poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete,” is narrated by Tupac, who had written the verse when he was 19-years-old. Show More Summary
Eveninabusyofficespacewithmusicblaringandpeoplemakingweekendplans,westillfeltthehairsprickleonourforearmswhilewatchingthisnewPoweradecommercialwithDerrickRose. As Tupac‘ssonorousvoicerecites hisone-stanzapoem,TheRoseThatGrewFromConcrete,you’llfeellike“we’reallroses,”too.SetintheInglewoodprojectwhereRosefigurativelygrewoutoftheconcrete,thetimingofthespotcouldn’tbebetter.
In this inspirational ad from Wieden + Kennedy for Powerade, a boy who represents a young Derrick Rose rides through the south side of Chicago to a voiceover by Tupac Shakur—the late rapper's first narration of a commercial. "You see, you wouldn't ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals," Shakur says. Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls fans won’t be seeing Derrick Rose hoop for a few more weeks, but this powerful new commercial from Powerade should hold them down somewhat. The late Tupac Shakur’s The post Derrick Rose Stars in Powerade Ad Narrated By Tupac (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose continues to deal with adversity. On Tuesday, the team announced he has a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, which he'll undergo surgery for Friday morning. As Rose prepares for another long road to recovery, Powerade is launching the # PowerThrough campaign. Show More Summary
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Image Source In his 1998 hit single “Changes,” Tupac Shakur rapped, “Although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to see a black president.” Little more than a decade later, in 2009, Barack Obama was sworn into the White House, making history as the first African American to head up the federal government. Show More Summary
What would your message be if you had Drake or Macklemore’s platform? Raz has some ideas. Check out his nearly 9-minute new visual which is complimented by some poignant Tupac interview excerpts that ring particularly true in this era of the “1 percent”. Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 is out now. Previously: Raz Simone – Macklemore […]
In a recently unearthed letter (remember those?) written by Tupac to his friend Big Lock, the rapper describes plans he has to create a group album called One Nation with the likes of Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smif-n-Wessun, Outkast, the Outlawz, Scarface, and E-40. Okayplayer confirmed the letter's authenticity with Questlove,... More »
Tupac forever, a peek into the life of Asspizza, and the consequences of shared guacamole.
Pac also brags about "tearing B.I.G a new ass" by selling five million records, and punctuates the thought with a smiley face. Nothing says "Thug Life" like a smiley face.
The #hashtagwars topic on Thursday's (Feb. 5) "At Midnight" was #Grammysin5words which spawned not only a hilarious side trip to an "At Midnight" spin class in the extended video above, but also some pretty great answers both on the show and online. Show More Summary
Days before the big Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the exhibit All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur debuted with an event that gathered those who were close with the legendary rapper before his untimely death. Show More Summary
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about shows we’ve seen where the opener eclipsed the headliner. Astronautalis “Somethin’ For The Kids” (2003) “I think it’s two guys with...Show More Summary
Thename“HaitianJack”wasinfamouslyimmortalizedbyTupaconthe1996song“AgainstAllOdds,”includedontheposthumousMakaveliLP.Themanbehindthename,JacquesAgnant,hasneverreallysharedhissideofthestory.Notuntilnow—20yearslater—inaninterviewwithHiShow More Summary
Haitian Jack, Once Part Of Tupac’s Crew, Says Suge Knight’s Murder Charge Was Bound to Happen The notorious member of Tupac’s crew who made his name allegedly robbing drug dealers said Marion “Suge” Knight’s murder charge was a long time
Hip-Hopfansmightbeatadsaltyafterreadingthisone.AnunearthedletterfromTupactoafriendnamedBigLockhasrecentlysurfacedonlineandinthehand-writtendocument,Afeni’ssonspeaksonhisuncompletedandneverreleasedcollaborationalbum,ONENATION.AlthougShow More Summary
Tupac Shakur never scored a Grammy, but more than 18 years after his death, the revered rapper’s legacy and short life is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Grammy Museum.