Tupac Amaru Shakur is an American rapper who is one of the most notable rappers of the century. He was born in east Harlem New York City to later representing the west coast gangster. His mother and father were apart of the Black Panther party, and it has a major role in his lyrical content. The content is very straight-forward and relatable. In fact, his still lives on with his recent collaboration with Marvel in 2018. This shows that legend never dies. But, on September 13, 1996, he was assassinated on his way to his hotel after an outing with long-term friend Suge Knight.
For the decade many was in search of the killer of Tupac Shakur. On opposite end, many believe that he is still alive. Whether you are in disbelief, naive, or of mourning; he was pronounced dead on September 13, 1996. Just a recap on events, Tupac was in Las Vegas for a celebration with Suge Knight, management, and his most recent girlfriend. Afterwards, around 11:15 pm, a white Cadillac pulled up to Shakur’s Sudan and began a drive-by shooting style killing. Allowing the suspect to flee the scene quickly. The assassin hit Tupac four times causing devastating injury. Then, this led to a prompt hospitalization of Tupac and Suge Knight and other party members in the Sudan. In the hospital, management made reports of death threats to the rapper prior to his death.
Tupac is still relevant.
His music still lives on and is recognizable for today’s issues. He speaks on police brutality, thug life, and modern day issues in the community. It’s thrilling that his music is reminiscent of this day of age. He then speaks of a future black president and police brutality in “I wonder if heaven got a ghetto” a single release post death. The song even gives reasons and an understanding of street life. He expresses viewpoints and discussion of criminal intent and psychology; whereas, a noteworthy artist is an understatement.
Tupac taught listeners how to pay homage
To women with precedence to Mothers. He also gave listeners positive reflections to the common struggle in the youth to adulthood. In most songs he explains how it is imperative to “keep ya head up” and turn a “Dollar out of fifteen cents.” This is common for hustlers in the struggle of poverty. Most of the community can relate on the fact that it’s hard to make a living and to survive you have to “Count your blessings” the relevancy is quite potent and we remember Tupac in a positive notion. The rap community will remember him on September 13th and “Until the end of time.”