On Friday, 2Pac joined ELO, Journey, Joan Baez, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Pearl Jam, and Yes as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017. In front of the Barclays Center crowd, Snoop Dogg reflected on the life and work of his former Death Row labelmate.
Tupac Shakur wasn’t just a rapper. He was also an actor, poet and a powerful speaker who did everything with an unmatched sense of passion.
Lawyers who processed the bankruptcy case for Death Row Records should be all smiles after raking in $8.3 million for their work, but the artists who made the label a fortune walked away with little or nothing.
Now that shooting on the long-awaited Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me in Las Vegas has officially wrapped, we must now endure an impatient waiting game until its release later this year. Despite a troubled historyof false starts, the first (admittedly brief) look at Eyez footage shows that Demetrius Shipp Jr. may very well nail one of the most coveted roles in any biopic ever made:
In his 25 years on earth, Tupac Amaru Shakur was a man of many words and emotions. Often they were captured on tape in the form of music and film. But Pac was in rare form when being interviewed. On Kendrick Lamar’s new LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, K. Dot captures another glimpse inside the mind of the late rap star on the closeout track “Mortal Man.” The song features a Shakur interview from 1994, surreally edited by Lamar to appear as a conversation between the two MCs about the still relevant topics of fighting and overcoming oppression.