Nearly 18 years following his final breath in Las Vegas, new stories continue to emerge regarding the life and times of rap’s most iconic enigma, Tupac Shakur.
Only weeks ago, Pac’s alleged last words were revealed, proving to be nothing short of classic Tupac. Today, Monster Kody (an OG for OG’s if there ever was one), unleashed a previously unheard phone conversation. Recorded only days after Tupac made bail, Kody and Shakur chop it up for a conversation that was both enlightening and entertaining.
“This was me and Tupac’s first conversation,” said Kody. “This was October 18th, 1995. I had just gotten out of Pelican a month before, and Pac had been out a couple of days. We did not know we were being recorded. My wife pressed record on the answering machine and unbeknown to either of us, caught some bomb ass history.”
Bomb ass history was an understatement. Consider this a 22 minutes well-served as we get to hear a raw, unfiltered private conversation between two highly respected dudes. No guards up or anything. It showed Pac’s sincerity, which oftentimes comes into question. But here, hearing his words and his tone, there’s no confusing where his heart and mind were focused.
On helping the community:
“I wanna get this organization started with you. Only we can do it. It’s like where we start this youth league. Like football league, basketball, softball, for girls and boys. I want all the rappers to adopt a team. Coolio have his team. Stretch have his team. I have my team. We play and the rappers the one that put the money up. We get the field. We play.
The churches come out and sell food. We have the fathers, the uncles, all the men in the community, they do security to get the respect back for the kids. Then we have the FOI come out, we have the deacons from the church, they do security. You know, get that community spirit going again.”
On taking up for Robert “Yummy” Sandifer:
“I had a run in with them in Milwaukee because that was when that little kid died, Yummy Sandifer. I had did a show that next day after they just killed that kid. You heard what happened, right? They executed him! I was out there when I did the show. The gang was in the f*ckin’ audience. The whole gang had like bought out the stadium. So I’m rapping to the n*ggas who had just killed this little kid. They all screaming out ‘Thug Life!’ and I felt bad. I’m like wait a minute, they got it twisted.
I started cursing them n*ggas out like them n*ggas is cowards. Y’all killed that kid, y’all n*ggas is punks! Them n*ggas started throwing sh*t. We had a shootout in the stadium. It was tough, man, the whole gang tore up the whole neighborhood! Then I started getting letters from the area. The mothers, the girls were writing me like thank you for doing that cause everybody scared of these n*ggas. If these gang n*ggas ain’t gonna get straight, I wanna be the one who take them out the game.”
On his rape case:
“The girl that did this rape sh*t she hooked up with them n*ggas that shot me. It was all connected. It was a big plan. I just caught it like at the end and that’s why they shot me.
…I ain’t going through there no more. If I do, I’m going with 100 mothaf*ckas.”
On the prison experience:
“I get up there these mothaf*ckas calling me nigger. I’m bugging out. I ain’t never had no white people calling me nigger and nothing happen. This jail I was at you get seven years for touching the police no matter what. I was in maximum security in Dannemora. Then they had me in some special federal program called APPU, Advanced Placement something, something, something. It’s all notorious mothaf*ckas.
I’m up in there with n*ggas with 80 years, 60 years and I’m doing one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half. I’m knowing my life in danger. These n*ggas ain’t never getting out. Locked down 23 hours a day before I even broke a rule. They was like it was for my own protection cause I wouldn’t sign into PC. They got mad. He was telling me, ‘You gon’ die in here.’ I said, well, I’m just gonna have to die because I’m not signing no PC.”
Anyone else peep when he called John Singleton a coward?