On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas.
He died seven days later of internal bleeding at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada after his mother Afeni told the doctors not to resuscitate him.
Or did he?
If you believe what you read on the Internet, Tupac is alive.
And like a Hip Hop messiah, he’s coming back in 2014.
He’s not coming to usher his people into his version of paradise—Government housing projects, police sirens, and 40’s.
He’s just coming back chill and what not –maybe release a few albums, smoke a few blunts.
Before Tupac died, he seemed to be heavily influenced by the teachings of 16th Century Italian Prince Nicolo Machiavelli, even changing his rap name to Machiavelli.
The real Machiavelli supposedly wrote about faking one’s own death in order to fool enemies and to gain power and wealth.
People claim that Tupac followed Machiavelli’s advice. And that’s why he’s coming back in 2014.
The faithful claim that Tupac has left them signs to prove that he is coming back.
These include his cremation without an autopsy; the fact that he continues to release posthumous albums; and a myriad of signs and symbols in his videos and album artwork.
His latest release is purported to be a song where he raps about Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Wasn’t Tupac supposed to come back in 2003?
According to John Kattzenstein, he was supposed to return seven years after his death.
The Seven Day Theory, went something like this according to Kattzenstein:
Tupac was shot on Sept. 7 and survived for seven days. He was shot seven days after releasing “All Eyez on Me;” The title of one of his post-death releases is ” Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.” And a vocal on one of the tracks on Don Killuminati says, “And if the Lord returns in the coming seven days, then we’ll see ya next time.”
It’s kind of amazing that 2,000 years after the real messiah came to earth, that people are still looking for another.
In Matthew, Jesus warns his followers that there will be false prophets in the last days. These verses are actually often quoted— especially when some Jim Jones or Marshall Applewhite-type guy leads people on a suicide mission.
The reason people have elevated Tupac to the status of Hip-Hop Messiah is because, as Jesus said, “The love of many wax cold.” People try to fill their God-shaped hole with Tupac and Elvis and many-armed, multi-colored deities.
Christians let Jesus fill their emptiness, and are satisfied.
Though they still await the return of their Messiah, at least they can be confident that He will return as Jesus is the only one who rose from the dead, and He’s the only one who CAN come back again.
–Tiffany Orr, the Underground managing editor