In honor of Tupac's birthday we take a look at 10 of his influential records.
Tupac Shakur's influence can't really be measured by any sort of numbers. Sure, he's had five #1 albums and countless singles, but his impact goes deeper than that; it even goes deeper than rap.
Tracks like "Brenda's Got A Baby" is just one example of Tupac crafting somewhat of a PSA for his listeners. With real lyrical substance, the track worked to tell the tragic tale of a twelve year old who had a child. It's a gut-wrenching story, but an important one for the community to hear.
If society was impacted by Pac's words, than hip-hop certainly wouldn't be the same without him, straight up. Every MC you listen to was impacted by Tupac's music, whether they know it or not. As one of the greatest MCs to ever pick up the microphone, there's no shortage of influential tracks from the one and only Shakur.
Disclaimer: we know Tupac Shakur had more than 10 influential songs. The entire All Eyez on Me album could have made this list, but let's be real: some of his cuts had more of an impact than others. Today, we try to narrow Pac's discography down to its 10 most influential tracks.