As we Flashback we remember the late, great, Tupac Shakur on the 22nd anniversary of his untimely passing. With roughly 110 million records sold world wide and 5 number 1 albums, Tupac’s impact on Hip Hop and Pop culture cannot be overstated. His trademark was the soul that he put into everything he touched. It is because of that soul that his prestige remains strong.
How will you be remembering Tupac on this day? “-By jamming his music All day & pouring out a lil liquor, perhaps?”
What is your favorite song or Album? “-That’s such a hard unfair question to ask, but (I ain’t mad at cha) Gets me every single time.”
Whether wearing bandannas, sporting stomach tattoos, elongating and emphasizing vowels at the end of bars (ex: feeeel meeee!), direct mentions of his name, songs, album titles, or direct quotations and/or para-phrasings of his lyrics, Tupac’s influence on current artists is still felt today.
Countless choice words from everyone from Quincy Jones to C. Delores Tucker, Hip Hop contemporaries like Nas and Jay-Z, and newer artists such as J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar further solidify his legacy.
Jada Pinkett Smith Posts Touching Tupac Tribute On Death Anniversary
By Tania K.
Sep 13, 2018 13:09
Jada Pinkett Smith takes a moment to remember 2Pac’s legacy.
September the 13th marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of legendary West-coast rapper Tupac Shakur. His death occurred as a result of a violent disagreement on the night of September 7th, 1996 in the wake of a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shakur was shot numerous times in a drive-by confrontation and immediately rushed to the hospital. Several days later, it was his mother Afeni Shakur who courageously made the harrowing decision to take her son off of life support.
Tupac is remembered by many for his legendary body of work, and there has
been an outpouring of support from fans and industry members. Actress Jada Pinket Smith took to Instagram to share an image of the late rapper — a testament not only to his prodigious life but to their friendship. The two were peers and met at as teenagers at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland. Of their first encounter, Smith shared, “It was the first day and he came over to me and introduced himself… As soon as he approached me, he was like a magnet. Once you paid attention to him he kind of sucked you in. And we hit it off from that moment on.
“During an episode of her Red Table Talks, Smith confessed, “I’ve had a lot of loss. So many of my close friends gone. They didn’t make it to 30. They didn’t make it past 25. A lot of people talk about my relationship with Pac and figure that out. That was a huge loss in my life.”
-JADA PINKETT source via: hot new hip hip.com