Today Tupac would have been 43. Tragically, Shakur's life was cut short at the age of just 25 after being shot in Las Vegas. Years on, Tupac is still treasured as a legend in hip hop for his outstanding discography clocking up 11 album and 44 singles. 

Shakur remains one of the most talented, charismatic icons to represent West Coast hip hop. His abilities were not just limited to music, as he also took up a number of acting roles in films, something he was passionate about from a young age.

The rapper and actor continues to have an influence on hip hop fans as well as other rappers. Many have commented on his influence on their own music. With the longevity of his legacy, it is evident that 2Pac's stamp on hip hop will forever live on.

RIP Tupac Shakur 1971-1996