Monday, 12 September 2011

The 15th Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur

Today is the 15th Anniversary of the Death of American Rapper & Actor TUPAC SHAKUR (2Pac to his fans) who was shot 4 times in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA on September 7, 1996, then died 6 days later on September 13, 1996 from respiratory failure & cardiac arrest. 

2PAC's parents were both active members of the BLACK PANTHER PARTY in the late 1960s and 2Pac was born just one month (June 16, 1971) after his mother's acquittal on more than 150 charges of "Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" in the NEW YORK PANTHER 21 court case.
2PAC started out as a roadie and back-up dancer for the alternative hip hop group DIGITAL UNDERGROUND before he released his 1st solo album in 1991, 2PACALYPSE NOW. In it 2PAC dealt with themes of violence and hardship in the inner cities, racism, & other social problems of the day, and later on in his music career his conflicts with other rappers like the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. during the infamous EAST COAST - WEST COAST hip hop rivalry, whom many thought might of been involved with his death. 

Since his death 2PAC SHAKUR has sold over 75 Million albums worldwide, making him one of the biggest selling music artists in the world still, with ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE naming him the 86th GREATEST ARTIST OF ALL TIME.

Today Rap music has degraded to where the so-called rappers have songs about how much "Bling Bling" they wear & whom they've Fucked. I Hope Today that some of those "Artists" listen to some of those songs from that Great Street Poet and remember that they can do so much more with their music than they have so far, as it is right now the most listen to music genre on the Planet. Yes I do Believe a Song can change the World, but we need the people to Try and write that Song, instead of Shaking their Ass in some Music Video that some Producer thought would look good.2PAC may be dead, but I think he's still watches Us from Above waiting for someone to Step Up.

- Rajadevilman74

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