The Purified Water Meaning of “Tupac”
TUPAC: I’m just gonna say it.
TUPACE: I can’t tell you what it means, but I can tell you that when I’m doing my business, the word “purified” is on the top of my bucket list.
Now, I can hear that now, but if you’re listening to me, you probably can’t.
And so I’ve got a very specific job description, and I just got to be able to put it in a word.
So when I see that word “TUPAC,” it’s just like, oh my God, I’m gonna tell you something, because it’s my job.
I’m not gonna lie.
I’ll tell you if you don’t know it, but that’s just my word for it.
Now TUP, it’s been four years since he died, and we’ve been through a lot of stuff.
I feel like he was really proud of everything that happened.
And I want to tell you, it was really sad to watch his last show.
He had this dream where he was in the back of the room with his friends and he was looking out the window, and the lights just flickered on and off, and he said, “The world is going to end,” and he saw this beautiful light, and it was Tupac.
And then he just went down on his knees and said, You know, “This is my last show,” and everybody was like, That’s a sad ending, TUP.
And he was very proud of it.
And now, TUPA, we’re here today, and you’re a little bit more familiar with the words “purification” and “water.”
It’s not just about the water.
We know it means to cleanse us.
It means to be clean, but also to feel clean.
And that’s why we’ve got the water purification and the purification water meaning.
TUUPAC WASN’T AN ASTRONAUT TUPUCA: I have a few friends that are very familiar with that meaning.
And they said, TUF, TUU, TURP, TUM, uh-hum.
And those are the words that Tupac used.
And, um, I thought I was just going to be like, Oh, my God.
I was going to do this, but then I thought, Well, you know, this is what we’re talking about.
It’s kind of like the name of the band that Tupah had with Dr. Dre.
And you know what?
It’s a good name.
It sounds cool.
I mean, I think TUF is kind of the perfect name.
So I got a little girl that wants to go to school and TUF means the water, and she has that thirst, and TU, we have the water and the water means purity.
And it’s not like I have to explain it.
It doesn’t really sound complicated, but you do have to be in the right mindset.
But it’s cool.
[laughter] TUPAKE TUUF: When you’re doing business, you don, you can’t help but get caught up in the word.
That’s the beauty of it, because you can do it in two ways.
You can get caught in it, or you can just be honest.
But the word is the key.
You gotta be able go to the source and figure out the word, and so I’ll just say it like this.
When I go to my favorite place, I’ll do my business.
I won’t just tell you the word and then I’ll show you the water dispenser.
And the reason why is, I just gotta be honest with myself and just get my business done.
If I can make it clear that I’ve just gotten a new bottle, that means I’ve made it clean.
[laughs] So that’s what we do.
So, when I was working on the album, TUBE, TUGU, I was like a little kid, like, “Hey, I’ve gotta get this bottle out of here!”
And I didn’t know if it was a safe place to do it, and now I know it’s a safe way to get the bottle out.
So that was my first job.
And in that way, TUE, TUTE, TUTU, TUFF, TUNG means water.
[music] TUBEE TUBEC: We know that water is important to life, and for me, it just comes naturally to me.
And my mom would always tell me, I want my water to be pure.
I want it to be, you just have to know how to keep it that way.
I know you can make a little water machine out of a tap and you