Tupac Shakur was only 25-years old at the time of his death, but his impact on the music industry and it’s artists and fans is still being felt two decades later.
On Tuesday, December 20, it was announced that he had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to the Associated Press.
The music icon released four studio albums between 1991-1996. Those albums produced the hit songs included “Dear Mama,” “California Love,” “I Get Around,” “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Changes,” “So Many Tears,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” “How Do U Want It,” “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” “I Ain’t Mad Atcha” and many more.
Tupac adopted the moniker Makaveli for his fifth album titled “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.” The project was famously recorded in just seven days. It was released posthumously on November 5, 1996, less than two months after his death.
Notable records on the album included “Hail Mary,” “Against All Odds,” “To Live & Die in L.A.” and “Toss It Up.”
It was the first of six posthumous solo Tupac albums to be released.
“Still I Rise,” a collaborative album with his group, Outlawz, was released in 1999. Two live albums saw the light of day in 2004 and 2005.
Tupac’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes in his first year on the ballot
Other inductees into the 2017 class include Yes, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez.
The hall’s 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. HBO will show highlights later, with SiriusXM doing a radio broadcast.