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At the Tavis Smiley Foundation Panel on Black Youth & the Media, Cornwell West speaks some great words about Tupac and inspiring to greatness.

"I met Tupac when he was 10 years old, in Reverend Daughtry church, house of the Lord Pentecostal church where I used to lecture every Wednesday where his, blessed, blessed mother Afeni would bring him, and he'd sit right on the front row and watch me run my mouth.

And you know what I told that brother? Aspire to greatness. Now greatness is different than success. I'm not telling you to be successful. A whole lot of folks successful, not too great. A whole lot of folks have public notoriety, not too great. First sign of greatness, especially as a young person, is self-respect. Self-confidence. And self-love."

Mr. West also speaks on rappers, including Tupac Shakur, in talking about choosing to think yourself, and not following the general consensus of thought.

I'd encourage everybody to watch the full video by clicking the link below.  Mr. West begins speaking on Tupac around the 51st minute.

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