2Pac meant so much to us in Kansas City, Kansas where I grew up. He symbolized your next door neighbor, the truth-teller on the street corner, the guy who was shot last week, or the reformed gangsta returning from prison. He was our Everyman. That said, this video always moved me. After hearing this and “Dear Mama,” we began hoping that he would slowly develop into a guiding light for all of us, our hip-hop version of Malcolm or King.