50 Cent Responds To Diddy's Alleged Involvement In Tupac's Murder
Meek Mill can rest easy, for now, as 50 Cent is back to toying with his favorite foe: Sean "Puffy" Combs.
Documentary Claims Diddy Hired Tupac Shakur's Killer
Tupac Shakur was only 25 years old when he passed in 1996. People have been searching for answers (and culprits) ever since, but the LAPD’s numerous investigations haven’t been able to identify the killer. Numerous conspiracy theories have floated around, going as far as to suggest that Tupac feigned his death and is sipping tropical drinks on an island somewhere.
Faith Evans Thinks The LAPD Knows Who Killed The Notorious B.I.G.
It's been almost two decades since the murder of Tupac Shakur and the subsequent killing of The Notorious B.I.G, and no one has been held accountable for the deaths of either rap legend. Both cases are no longer under scrutiny, but Faith Evans, Big's wife at the time of his death, wants there to be a renewed investigation devoted to the murder of her former husband.
"All Eyez On Me" Biopic Casts Tupac & Biggie
The Tupac biopic "All Eyez On Me" is really happening. With distinguished music video guru Benny Boom now signed as the film's director, the film has also found its Tupac and Biggie. Little known actor Demetrius Shipp, Jr. will portray Tupac. Jamal Woolard will reprise his role of Biggie from the 2009 film "Notorious."
The Tupac Biopic Is Moving Forward With An Exciting New Director
News on the upcoming Tupac biopic has been up and down, but after a few false starts, it seems that the project is finally going forward, and with a notable director on board.Benny Boom, the music video director behind iconic clips from 50 Cent, Niki Minaj, Nelly and more is now behind the project, which should guarantee a stylishly shot feature -- especially considering he's studied under greats like Director X and Hype Williams.
Vince Staples: "The '90s Get A Lot Of Credit, I Don't Really Know Why"
Vince Staples is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most provocative, humorous, and insightful voices in rap. In a new interview with TIME, he continued to burnish his status as the most intelligent troll in hip hop. "The '90s get a lot of credit," he said. "I don't really know why... early 2000s is where its at."
Albums From The Other Side: Top 5 Posthumous Rap Projects
Whether we like it or not, our minds begin becoming more and more susceptible to believing in the supernatural whenever Halloween comes near. While prevailing theories regarding the afterlife of some of our favorite emcees still burn year-round, the flame burns with even more heat the closer Hallow’s eve approaches on our calendar.
Nick Cannon Says Chris Brown Is A Cross Between Michael Jackson & Tupac
Like him or not, Chris Brown is one of the most successful artists of the past decade. Nick Cannon thinks he deserves more recognition, and in a lengthy Instagram post, the "America's Got Talent" host suggested that the singer is like a combination of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur. "Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive... I don't think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily," Cannon wrote of Brown.
Master P Claims Eminem, Nas & T.I. Wanted To Sign To No Limit
Percy Miller, aka Master P, has been in the headlines recently after he accused Kobe Bryant for visiting Lamar Odom in the hospital for publicity's sake. He's now made some more surprising claims, suggesting that a number of the best rappers of all time wanted to sign to his record label, No Limit, in its heyday.
69% Of Murdered Rappers' Cases Remain Unsolved
It is common knowledge that the culprits of Tupac and Biggie were never apprehended. But that is no anomaly -- as it turns out, it is extremely common for rap homicides to go unsolved.
Eminem Writes Essay On The Genius Of Tupac
PAPER magazine's "Nowstalgia" issue features self-penned essays by current rap stars dedicated to their late, great forbearers. Two days ago (Oct. 6), Kendrick Lamar shared a letter to Eazy E and now Eminem has paid tribute to his biggest idol, Tupac Shakur.
Tupac Shakur Letter From Jail Denouncing Thug Life Selling For $225,000
In 1995, while locked up at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility on rape charges, Tupac Shakur wrote a letter to Nina Bhadreshwar, editor at Death Row Uncut magazine, on the plight of the young black man in America. “Thug Life to me is dead. If it’s real, then let somebody else represent it, because I’m tired of it.”
Marvel Remixes More Dope Album Covers: 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def & More
In July, Marvel began remixing our favorite album covers, and they've since kept it going, making good on their mission to place their superheroes and comic book characters into just about every piece of classic hip-hop cover art. Normally, reworking a 2Pac record cover, as they've done today, would be blasphemy, but the artists at Marvel are always respectful of their source material, and they've reminded us of some classics that we often forget to revisit.
How To Make A Double Disc Rap Album That Doesn't Suck
Yesterday, The Game surprised us all by announcing that his long-awaited sequel to 2005's The Documentary would span two discs and 38 tracks. Unless you're a ride-or-die Game fan, this news may come as a disappointment.
Looks Like There's Actually A Tupac Biopic Coming
There have been plenty of rumors of various rap biopics following the success of Straight Outta Compton, but a new film on the life of Tupac seems like it's the real deal. An IDMB page lists the film, simply titled, Tupac, as being in pre-production, and producer Randall Mogul announced on Instagram that filming will begin in December.
Promise That You Will Sing About Me: How Tupac Has Influenced Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is a nimble, flexible rapper who uses clever wordplay to shift between characters, places, times, to explore worlds other than this, the composite of all which is a multi-dimensional self-portrait. There is a prominent spiritual component to all this, and and the person who's spirit Kendrick attempts to channel more than anyone is Tupac Shakur. It may sound corny, but when you look at Kendrick’s body of work... it’s true. If he is Simba, Tupac is his Mufasa in the clouds: "Remember who you are."
The Best Tupac Shakur Tributes
It was nineteen years ago today that Tupac Shakur's life was taken too soon. The rap world would never be the same, and the community really felt the loss. Dozens of rappers have recorded verses and entire songs to commemorate the fallen MC. You heard some of these tributes on the Rose That Grew from Concrete compilations, where different MCs took unused Tupac lyrics to create songs. You may have also heard cuts like Nas' "God Bless The Dead" where he tips his hat to both Pac and B.I.G.
Read Kendrick Lamar's Letter To Tupac On The 19th Anniversary Of His Death
Kendrick Lamar has always made an effort to pay tribute to Tupac Shakur -- always citing the late rapper as one of his greatest influences, and even featuring his voice on his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, creating a mock interview at the end of the album (on that note, TPAB was originally meant to be called To Pimp A Caterpillar, making the acronym, 2PAC).
Tupac Shakur "Ambitions Az A Ridah" Lyrics Written In Jail Up For Auction
If you ever wanted to own a handwritten Tupac lyric manuscript, now is your chance. On September 29th, London auction house Sotheby's will auction off two separate lyric sheets that Tupac wrote in 1995 while incarcerated.
Tupac Shakur Almost Never Ended Up On "California Love"
Recorded nearly 20 years ago, "California Love" hasn't aged a day, still a reliable track as any to bump while whipping down the freeway or to revive a languishing party. But according to Tupac Shakur's fellow Outlaw E.D.I. Don, Tupac was never supposed to be a part of the record.