Tupac in Kazakhstan

Joe Sabia says "I drove 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia this summer in a piece of shit Fiat Seicento (.899cc engine). I filmed this in Kazakhstan: "Tupac in Kazakhstan." Dozens of real Kazakhs, pieced together in the most inspirational video ever created."

Pretty neat. Maybe they should rename the place Tupacstan, now.


  1. Oh hey, the Mongol Rally. Neat. A couple of my friends from high school did that this summer too.

    It’s neat stuff.

  2. I think this formula could be applied anywhere and retain the same inherent inspiration. Not that I’m saying this video is anything short of awesome, more like, I’d like to see it done in every locale possible.

  3. @#10 Jaytkay:

    Before assuming the video participants are unaware, how do you know the person filming didn’t happen on several Kazakhstani individuals who love Tupac?

    (OK, I’m mainly just playing devil’s advocate here, but it’s not impossible. I saw a vendor hawking a large collection of Tupac merchandise in Austria.)

  4. I’m with you JTKAY…what is positive about this? It’s indicative of cultural eradication. Celebrating drugs, guns and dollars. Just remember how Tupac died.

  5. I think outside of the crack and gunplay there’s an overall meaning you may be missing. It’s important to remember how Tupac lived if you want to get the power of “Changes”‘s context, not focus on how he died.
    It’s indicative of cultural expression if anything, for what is this but LA’s version of “I Shot the Sheriff”? What kind of stink would it raise for foreigners to phonetically recite Bob Marley songs?

  6. Did anybody else notice one of the kids was wearing a red shirt that said, “Too many mother uckers”? Apparently he’s a fan of Flight of the Conchords or there are too many mother uckers ucking with his shit.

  7. erm, yeah, #12 #10 you guys miss the point.

    Have you even listened to the lyrics of the song?
    The point is.. at least in this particular context.. we can change. We can be different. We are diverse and that’s ok.

    Putting this particular song into a diverse video like this just emphasizes how we need to lay aside differences.

    It’s a call for peace and understanding. It’s really rather beautiful.

    (sorry for the potential double post, please delet the other)

  8. “real Kazakhs” ?!
    “rename the place”?!
    I’ll tell you what needs a change is your Amer-o-centric egos. we Kazakhs have a far longer history and do not need a name change nor do we need your tourist videos. Seriously, your pathetic globalization of your so-called culture is LAME.
    so disrespectful are ye…

  9. @18 (GTRON):

    I’m not sure what you find offensive about “real Kazakhs”, but Xeni was joking about renaming the country.


  10. 1. Go to a Kazakhstan
    2. Have Kazaks act stupid.
    3. ???
    4. Profit

    um… Didn’t Sacha Baron Cohen already do this?

  11. How are they acting stupid? What a pompous attitude to take.

    Also, I’m missing the part where the creator of this video is making a profit.

  12. I didn’t find this inspirational at all. I found it rather demoralising to once again see the poor people of the world adapt to American culture etc. But they seem to have an interesting mix of people in Kazakhstan

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