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February 24, 2006

In a recent poll taken in randomly-selected high schools throughout the country, students were asked who should come back from the dead out of the following people:

William Shakespeare
Jesus Christ
Tupac Amaru Shakur
John Lennon
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
Mother Teresa
None of the above

Here are the results:
1. John Lennon (28%)
2. Tupac (26%)
3. Jesus (21%)
4. Malcolm X (15%)
5. Mother Teresa (8%)
6. Shakespeare (1%)
7. None of the above (1%)

Okay, so let me get this straight. More students chose Tupac over the son of god? Shiiit. Then again it's not like I would have picked either of them. What amuses me the most is the clear hatred that high school students have for Billy Shakespeare.

Personally I would have chosen Malcolm X (maybe Mother Teresa, but to be honest I don't know as much as I should about her and I'm not going to act like I do by choosing her). I love Lennon, but music takes a backseat to politics where I come from.
Oh, speaking of dead MCs, I gotta say I was sad to hear about J. Dilla's death two weeks ago. His presence may be gone but his music never will be.

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