The official Vatican Myspace playlist includes Tupac’s “Changes” from 2Pac Greatest Hits, which was released after his death. Despite the song including the usual uses of the “N” word, the song also includes references to selling and smoking crack and assorted pimp smacking. Personally, I love the song and the Vatican site explains that “all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people.”
I imagine that this choice will cause controversy in some uptight Catholic circles nonetheless. The song already has nearly three times as many plays as the next closest, Muse’s “Uprising”, another great choice!
Do you think it is going too far for the Vatican to choose a song by Tupac in an official playlist?