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Afeni Shakur Discusses "The Rose That Grew from Concrete, Vol. 1"

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The content of Afeni Shakur Discusses "The Rose That Grew from Concrete, Vol. 1" is well described by its title. Indeed, it's a CD-length seminar addressing 2Pac's collection of poetry. Shakur speaks intelligently and offers a lot of insight into the matters at hand. It's debatable, however, whether or not the backing music adds or detracts from this CD as a listening experience. Sure, it's nice to have some lite music playing in the background, but it can also be distracting. Either way, it's difficult to imagine too many people finding much value in this release. It seems primarily like a vanity project for Afeni, and while it does serve a purpose as a well of information about 2Pac the poet, it's not the sort of CD you'll likely find yourself revisiting.

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