Bruce Hornsby on Tupac: "The original 'Changes' was a lot dirtier, had a lot of the n-word."

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Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Probably the original itself. If you want to get into it...there's not much of an appetite in rap and R&B for oldies radio, even though it's pervasive as hell in rock. So I think my version just continues, it's a 'recurrent.' There's no real outlet for rap oldies.

Except KDAY! Speaking of which, you're from Virginia, but you lived in L.A. for a while, no?

I live back in Virginia now, but I lived in L.A. during the '80s, during what Tom Wolfe called the "Me" decade. I went out there to try to get something going, and I was lucky, and then I got the fuck out. I was never a big fan of the smog or the traffic.

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