Keep Ya Head Up

How does this rap song relate to transcendentalism?

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52 thoughts on “Keep Ya Head Up

  1. Yasmine says:

    FIRST!

  2. Yasmine says:

    Okay seriously, this song speaks about being true to yourself and doing what you KNOW is right. Don’t be like someone else and still try to get by. You’re different so everyone has different was of solving the save problems. So…you know, keep your head up and be an optimist.

  3. Anamia Nelson says:

    It relates to transcendentalism because it’s using things in the real world to give a message to younger people such as young men, who rape women, smoke, do drugs, and not take care of their kids and use women who shouldn’t be influenced by the negativity in the world or their surrounding area. It basically boils down to being your own person and not following the crowd.

  4. heaven lassiter says:

    Do you, don’t take after others. Don’t let anyone esle bring you down. Don’t follow some one else path, make your own. No matter what, keep your head up. In all do unto to others as you want them to do to you. Keep positive in you mind, keep your head up smile even if you feel like frowning.

    • Tobias Hill says:

      Wow Heaven you really told what this song was really about. 2pac was really speaking truth in this song and you pointed it out tremendously!! I love your comment the most!.

  5. Kahlil Moore says:

    In my mind this song relates to transcendentalism because 2pac is trying to start in a way a movement of being true to yourself and doing what you know is right.

  6. Tot Harrington says:

    This song relates to transcendentalism because transcendentalism is using figurative language, imagery, being your own person, and being individual and what you think is right. Tupac is saying in his lyrics that you have to make yourself happy and even though alot may be going on around you, you still have to do your own thing.

  7. angel lopez says:

    What this songs means that ordinary or regular people ignore their children and their wives. But one must overcome that and become someone that takes care of their women and children or become a better person. Not mattering what others say, you must do what is right in your heart.

  8. Yasmine says:

    And to never let anyone else or society rule you but you. Know what I’m saying?

  9. WhitneyA. says:

    This song is saying dont worry about whats going on around you just do what you have to do to get out of that situation. Doing what you think is the best thing to do. Dont let what others say and do to you hender you from living a better future and bettering the furture for the next generation.

  10. Chelsea Sandsky says:

    This song is talking about how people who act the same aren’t taking care of the things that matter the most to them. He is basically telling them to be different and take of what matters, because in the end those woman’s kids will take care of them. If the child/ children are grateful for their mothers sacrifice for being themselves. People are always the greatest they can be, when they are just being themselves.

  11. germaine says:

    Its relating because he’s telling how people treat their kids and how men treat women by raping them and then how things in that nature. If everyone does what he stated was wrong then how would the world be I mean no one would make their own decisions and the world would be am hot mess!

  12. Omar Ayala says:

    The song relates to transcendentalism because it’s about being yourself and who you are.

  13. keilah smallwood says:

    this song is telling people dont do wrong even if you do keep your head up always be supportive do the right thing instead of the wrong.

  14. Tareca Chamblee says:

    How it displays Transcendentalism is because he was talking about people doing doing drugs and not taking care of your children. ECT. But while he was saying keep your head up he was saying be your own person and take care of your responsibility’s at the same time.

  15. Brandon Jernigan says:

    Its relating because its trying to tell you to keep your head up, and fallow your own footsteps. Be a leader not a fallower.

  16. Markevia Jernigan says:

    It relates to transcendentalism because it’s using things in the real world to give a message to younger people such as young men, who rape women, smoke, do drugs, and not take care of their kids and use women who shouldn’t be influenced by the negativity in the world or their surrounding area. It basically boils down to being your own person and not following the crowd.

  17. Markevia Jernigan says:

    it means don’t let no one bring you down don’t matter how or what they do but the t words relates to it cause its basically using things in real life and it sort gives a good message to younger people wit babies. and how men treat women by raping them and then how things in that nature can become so wrong. you only live once don’t stress yourself out by something so little keep your head up and keep moving.

  18. Laura Henderson says:

    This song relates to transcendentalism because throughout his lyrics he is talking about how everyone is going through the bad times such as drugs, and etc… It talks about the reality and how you have to keep your head up through all the rough times. Also the songs has a meaning by influencing the younger people to go the right direction where God wants you to do.

  19. Erik Williams says:

    This releates to trancendtalism because it is just the moral truth. The lyrics “Things are going to get easier” just means no matter how hard things can be, you have to KEEP GOING! What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger as the old folks say. JUST BE YOURSELF is what Tupac is saying, don’t let peers influence you to bad things. If you let the BAD! things get you down, then you won’t live to see the GOOD!

  20. Markevia Jernigan says:

    yess i agree to the fullest t-weezy it does speaks the truth about everyday life

  21. This rap song relates to transcendentalism because it helps encourages people. In the power point Mr. Vaughan presented today, transcendentalism is believing in a more happy thing. It also shows that God is all through this rap song because God is believed to be the inner good in people. “Keep your head up” speaks on people stop trying to do like the crowd and respect women. And there is no point in smoking because it will get you into trobule.

  22. Graciela Ayala says:

    I think this song is transcemdemtalism because he is rapping to youn people telling the truth about life. That the should never gave up and they can do better in life. And he is trying to gave a message to the young men not to rape women, do drugs, smoke and to take care of thier kids. And also to be thier self and dont let people put you down and dont follow other people.

  23. Promyse says:

    This lyrics to this song relates to Transcendentalism because it talks about being true to yourself and realizing the importance of yourself. Even when situations become hard, keeping your head up and holding on to your dignity is all that matters. When you heekp your head up you are able to see what you are truely capable of.

  24. Laura Henderson says:

    I really dont understand this song because this is the first time i’ve heard of it, but if you research the lyrics then it has alot more meaning than just rapping words that have no meaning. I really just understand when Tupac and the other people singing with him saying keep your head up throughout the good and the bad. Good Job(:

  25. Keashia Westbrook says:

    This song represents Transcendentalism because it is talking about real life things, being an individual and also to stay positive about life. The rapper Tupac talks about how hard it is to live in certain living environments. He also talks about no matter what you are going through keep your head up and dont give up on life.

  26. Tristen Pennington says:

    I believe this rap song relates to trancedentalism because it says how you never give up and be true to yourself. Whenever you feel down, you always still keep your head held high. Also, you always do what you believe is right. Choosing the right decision is always the better choice.

  27. Mecca Myers says:

    “Keep Ya Head Up” relates to transcendenalism because it relates to the struggle and overcoming different obstacles. Transcendenalism realated to problems in the society that we face like drugs, alcohol and making the right or wrong decisions. Hes saying to step up to your responsiblities no matter what they are to young mothers and fathers, people who cant make ends meet living pay check to paycheck i know it may be hard but just keep your head up throughout it all. Most importantly staying your own person dont let peer pressure influence you to make wrong decisions that will negatively affect your life.

    • Sabria Britt says:

      I fully agree with you Mecca. He does speaks about how to overcome obstacles that life may bring without giving up.

  28. Shontasia P says:

    It’s an example of transcendentalism because it’s using things in the real world to give a message to younger people like young men who think since things are hard it give them the right to break the law or give up. This sends a message to women who shouldn’t be influenced by the negativity in the world or their environment. It all comes down to being your own person and not following the crowd. Basically no matter how bad things seem; there always hope and a brighter side to a situation.

  29. Dezi Iverson says:

    This song relates to Transcendentalism because it talks about not giving up. It also mentions some situtaions that people would go through but it shouldnt tear them down. All in all this song has an encouraging message. Tupac even expresses his feelings about him in his feeling towards his mother but although he blames his mother for the brother being a crack baby, he keeps his head up.

  30. Denisha Brownlee says:

    The song relates to transcedenatlism through the fact that he raps about how he feels about certain situations in life. Tupac doesn’t really think he just feels and expresses his feelings in lyrics. He stresses the point of the importance of the individual (women).

  31. Emoni says:

    Transcendentalism pretty much means that everyone is able of discover the higher truth trough feeling. I believe that this song relates to transcendentalism because he’s basically talking about staying true to yourself. It’s also talking about how even though you are having problems just keep your head up and get through it the best way you can.

  32. Tobias Hill says:

    This songs relates to transcendentalism because it is showing us how even though things in the earth are going terrible and things are not seeming right, you just have to stay strong and keep the faith and keep your head up. Basically this song is an encouragement song for people who are going through all the problems 2pac was talking about. Transcendentalism in this song is trying to help people keep peace and for people to truly understand what life is really worth and charish it. You have to understanding that life is suppose to be fun and calm. No need to worry about all the terrible things in your life. Like 2pac said “KEEP YOUR HEAD UP”

  33. I agree also because I have been through a lot of trials and tribulations but am still here. Life is going to be filled with trouble so just keep your head up. And look to the hills which your help comes from.

  34. Tristen Pennington says:

    I believe this relates to transcendentalism because he is talking about when people have a hard time going through drugs, drinking, and etc….It talks about reality and how you have to keep your head up through all the rough times. This song has a meaning to always believe what is right and always make the right choice even on younger viewers.

  35. Aaliyah Lassiter says:

    It relates to transcendentalism because it has things in the real world and how when you are in a struggle keep your head up and stay strong. He also tells the wrong things people do in life like drugs, how men treat women, and how some rape them. If everyone did all of these things then the world would be a negative place where positive people would never be. So he is telling everyone to keep your head up through thick and thin through your hardships and struggles.

  36. jasmine Harrell says:

    This song relates to Transcendentalism because it talks about not giving up and being your own person.Tupac talks about how hard it is to in go through certain situation. Also how you have to keep your head up and hold down your own when it comes to certain situations.

  37. A.J. Edwards says:

    In this rap, it talks about being true to yourself and that even thoough you are going through hard times, just keep your head up in the end because it going to be alright. Also it touches my heart because some of my family members went through this as well so thats why its so transcendentalism. Mainly the rap speaks to everyone because at some point in time everyone goes through this.

  38. Cerrano Smallwood says:

    First off I like this song. Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite rappers. I have listen to all his songs. This song here is one of my favorites. This song tells me alot about the meaning of life and how things can hold you back. It gives symbols in life and it tells you to never give up and always keep your head up no matter what.

  39. Sabria Britt says:

    Tupac relates to transcendentaism because he speaks about problems that the real world face and how the environment you are in can cause one to go through a hard-not life. He says that a person can go through tough times but still manage to be true to theirself and “Keep Ya Head Up”. This song speaks the truth and give one a chance to visualize how to overcome the different obstacles that life may bring without giving up.

  40. This song truly relates to transcendentalism. Tupac is showing how he wants to stray away from what others are doing, take his own path, AND MAKE A CHANGE! He encourages others that even when the tough gets going, keep your head up, stand strong, and never give up.

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