2Pac originally recorded Changes in 1992, a remixed version of the song was released in 1998 - over a year after the rapper/songwriter's death. The song addresses the struggles of life in the ghetto, and the treatment of black people by police. The song is based on That's The Way It Is - a 1986 hit by Bruce Hornsby & The Range. Hornsby's song (view HERE) addresses a lot of the same issues - the divide between rich and poor, racial segregation and civil rights. The 2Pac song - one of his most popular - pieces together elements from several different songs. The Hornsby chorus is re-sung by singer Talent, and some of the Change's lyrics are re-used from I Wonder If Heaven Has A Ghetto - a song 2Pac recorded the same year. 2Pac also used lyrics that were taken from unreleased songs of his - many of which have been released since his death. Surprisingly, Changes appeared on the playlist of the Vatican's official MySpace music page.
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