On September 13, 1996, the world lost a Hip Hop Legend. Tupac Amaru Shakur. I’ve been a fan of his music and talent since childhood, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day.
2pac was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. His career started at age 17 when his family moved from Baltimore, MD to Marin City, California. There, he linked up with Bay Area crew Digital Underground, starting as a roadie and back-up dancer, eventually working his way to the 1991 hit “Same Song.” His debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, arrived soon after; generating acclaim and controversy for highlighting street harassment and police brutality. In 1993, his album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z became his first platinum release, and his next solo album, Me Against the World, reached Number One on the album charts and was nominated for 2 Grammys. But his 1996 album, All Eyes on Me, was his best selling album.
Although his life was cut short, his music and messages will live on forever. So let’s vibe to a few 2pac classics in honor of his legacy.
Until Next Time…
Official Biography. (n.d.). Retrieved September 13, 2018, from https://2pac.com/us/biography