7 Day Theory: In Makaveli We Trust


The numerous references to the number seven (hence “The 7 Day Theory”) have been countered by the fact that his album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, was named so for the fact it was completed in a seven day period.

His name (Tupac Amaru Shakur) has 16 letters (1+6=7) 
Tupac died on September 13th, 1996 at 4:03 pm …9/13/1996, (9+1+3+1+9+9+6=38….but he died at 4:03, so 4+3+36=43….4+3=7 or 4+3+3+6=16….1+6=7)[1] <- Factual Error (9+1+3+1+9+9+6=38) So where did the 36 come from? (4+3+36?) 
He was shot 115 days before the year ended (1+1+5=7) 
He died on the 250th day of the year. (2+5+0=7) 
Shakur died at age 25 (2+5=7) at 4:03 p.m. (4+3=7) on September 13, 1996, seven months after All Eyez on Me was released (February 13, 1996.[1]) 
Shakur supposedly shoots six times in the first track of Seven Day Theory, “Intro/Bomb First (My Second Reply)”. When the track switches and Shakur starts rapping, a seventh shot rings. 
In the music video of “Toss It Up”, Shakur shatters a mirror with a bat. A commonly held superstition is that breaking a mirror will bring seven years of bad luck. 
Shakur’s close friend Yaki Kadafi of Tha Outlawz was murdered on November 10, 1996, 61 days (6+1=7) after Shakur. Kadafi was possibly the only one who witnessed the rapper’s death.[2] 
In the 1997 film Gridlock’d, Shakur and Tim Roth ask about sandwiches. The cook points to the menu where the “L’s” on the menu are replaced with an inverted reversed number seven. 
2pac was born on the 16th (1+6=7) 
In the 1997 film Gang Related Shakur and Jim Belushi portray corrupt police detectives. In one scene they are found waiting in police room 7. The badge number worn by Shakur was 115 (1+1+5=7). 
References to the number seven can also be seen in his music videos and “allegedly” heard in some of his songs. In the video for “I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto”, in which Shakur is seen going into room 7 of a hotel at 4:03 (according to a clock in the video). It should be noted however, that the theme for “I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto” was centered around “arriving” after his death.[3] Since September 13, 1996 4:03 p.m. was the reported time of death, it may simply mean this is when Shakur arrived in heaven. Finally at the beginning of this video it says “Rukahs, New Mexico”, if you switch Rukahs around it comes out “Shakur, New Mexico”, it might indicate his new location - New Mexico. 
In the song “Only Fear of Death,” in his R U Still Down? (Remember Me), Shakur says, “Never will I die, I’ll be back” at the end of 2:41 mark. (2+4+1=7). This states that he’s still alive and he’ll be back. 
In the song “All Out” in his “Until the End of Time” album, Shakur says, “I’m in Jamaica sipping…” at the 1:33 mark. (1+3+3=7) This can also indicate a possible destination. Since the album is also called, “Until the End of Time,” Jamaica can also be the place where he is until he dies. 
In the song “Thug Luv” with Bone Thugz-N-Harmony, there is a gunshot every 7 seconds throughout the duration of the song. 
In the song “Hail Mary” at the 0:49 second mark (7 x 7=49) Shakur says “I’m a ghost.” 
In the song “Hit ‘Em Up” 2Pac and the Outlawz rap and dance in front of 7 different backgrounds. 
At the 2:32 [2+3+2=7] mark of his song California Love he says “live and die.” 
In the song Ambitionz Az a Rider with 1:06 left in the song, pac says “But I’m back reincarnated”. (1+6=7) [4] 
There are 7 members in his group The Outlawz. 
In the music video for the song “I Wonder If Heaven’s Got A Ghetto.” the license plate # of the teal car is 61671 [6+1+6-7+1=7] 
In the song Blasphemy, at 00.25 (2+5=7) a voice sais “And as the Lord does return in the coming seven days” 
In the song “Untouchable” (Swizz Beatz Remix) at the 2:32 mark (2+3+2=7) he says “Bury me in pieces cuz dey fear reincarnation” This could indicate the media are trying to hide that he is not dead. 
In the song “Untouchable” (Swizz Beatz Remix)at the 2:50 mark Shakur says “You can still see my prophecy” This could indicate that his prophecy is to come back in the future.
In the song “Aint Hard 2 Find” at the 16 second mark (1+6 = 7) Tupac says “I’m Alive”. 
In “Last ones left” Tupac says “westside in this mother fucker right here” 7 times at the beginning of the song 
Death, particularly his own, is an important topic in Shakur’s songs and music videos. There is one example of this in the video “I Ain’t Mad at Cha”. The video was released two days after his death. It depicted Shakur in heaven following a shooting in a public place after seeing an event, which is oddly similar to how he died in real life.
In the song, “Ain’t Hard 2 Find”, Shakur states: “I heard a rumor I died, murdered in cold blood dramatized/Pictures of me in my final stage you know Mama cried/But that was fiction, some coward got the story twisted, like I no longer existed, mysteriously missin’”
Shakur created the pseudonym Makaveli, referencing 16th Century writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who suggested that faking one’s own death was a legitimate political tactic.[6] Makaveli, with the letters re-arranged, can possibly spell “K am alive” and the most prominent sound in his names is a K sound such as in 2pac and Makaveli. This leads to the thought that he is trying to say that “K” is alive. 
There was also much debate with the unreleased track “God Bless the Dead” on the Greatest Hits album in 1998. In the song Shakur says: “Rest in peace to my motherfucking Biggie Smalls / That’s right boy, it’s goin on/Right here, Thug Life/God bless the dead”. Biggie Smalls (also known as Notorious B.I.G.) died on March 9, 1997, six months after Shakur died. Shakur says “Don’t worry if you see God first”, which according to some implies Shakur was still alive when Smalls was murdered.
Throughout the song, “Ballad of a Dead Soulja” on Until the End of Time there are many lyrics that some would use to point to Shakur being alive. Some say Shakur makes a reference to Yaki Kadafi being alive. “A single witness screaming bloody murder, murder/Blast homey tell me homey what ya see now/A blind man and a dead body/I’m meant to leave town/” 
In the music video of Ghetto Gospel, he is seen at his own funeral at the end of the video. 
In song such as “Thugz Mansion” and “Rather Be Ya N.I.G.G.A”, the central theme is life after death. Not directly stated in “Rather Be Ya N.I.G.G.A”, but in “Thugz Mansion” it explores what will happen after death. 
In the song “Lastonesleft” which is on the album Until the End of Time which was released 2001 one of The Outlawz says “Only got my side cause they think ‘Pac died nigga” 
At the beginning of the song “Intro/Bomb First(My Second Reply)” from the album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory you can hear a voice whisper in the background “Shoulda shot me”. 
At the beginning of the song “Hold Ya Head” from the album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory you can hear a voice whisper “Can you see him” then another voice whisper says “I see him” then you can hear pac whisper “I’m alive”. 
In the song “Blasphemy” there are two lines referring to Shakur being alive. The first line, “brothers gettin’ shot, coming back resurrected” could be a reference that Shakur is alive and is coming back, and the second line, “The preacher wanted me buried. Why? ‘Cause I know he’s a liar.” could mean that a preacher Shakur knew was opposed to Shakur faking his own death. 
If you rearrange the letters in the album title “Makaveli The Don Killuminati The 7Day Theory” You can make the sentence “Ok on tha 7th u think I’m dead yet I’m really alive”.[7] 
His song Evil Am I, is Im Alive backwards 

Is there a connection?

Given the sheer quantity of numbers that can be associated with Shakur and his death (track times, room numbers, etc.), critics of the theory have pointed out that it is easy to distort such a large sample (adding digits in various ways) to produce any number of startling coincidences that may seem related to the subject.

Furthermore, the number seven is a symbolic number in Christian thought and generally considered to be lucky, which may explain its appearance in music videos, movies and various functions.

The frequent references to death and dying are often argued to be a natural preoccupation of a gangsta rapper: particularly one who had been shot himself and was involved with criminal elements. There is, similarly, a wish to be remembered as being somewhat immortal, particularly in a situation where one’s lifespan is likely to be short. Hence Shakur’s interest was in the theory of resurrection.

Another argument advanced against the theory is that the preponderance of clues pointing to the faked death are such that the rapper cannot have achieved his hypothetical aim of staying out of the limelight.


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