June 16, 2008 Nick Engvall

RIP Tupac Amaru Shakur…

Over ten years since you last hollered for us to hear you.
Nobody real enough since has taught us how to stay true.
Changed my life with your words from so far away.
All my loved ones know you’re still ridin’ with me today.
How could you speak to me, not even from the hood?
Cause you spoke from the heart, of truth and what’s good.
They say real recognize real, that’s how it is you know.
I never met you but I cried the day the Lord said you had to go.
I’m still strugglin’ down here trying to figure it out.
I picture you rollin’ throwin’ up the dub, any time i’m in doubt.
I don’t care if nobody ever understands, to me you’re an angel not merely a man.
In your honor on this your birthday, I’m sending love out to you, your family, and friends tonight as I pray.

Rest In Peace…
Happy Birthday…
Tupac Amaru Shakur…You are missed.


Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.

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    I dig this a lot man! i feel this way about pac too. I really like your stuff on here bro. We miss you out in cali. Shit, i dont even know if you have left yet. i try and call you once in a while to see if your in town or wanting to go kick it or something but nothin. proly doin it big out in TX. hit me up the next time you are in town. ill totally drop my shit to kick it with you pimpin. keep in touch man. and dont waiver from those goals. you can get em all done for sure. well… i dont know if you can handle a ’63!

    -dan… from the city

    ps. dancarroll.jr@hotmail.com

    if you wanna holler back. i dont dig “places for friends” much either!

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