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Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur, has died. Marin County Sheriff has confirmed that Shakur died late last night, notes NY Daily News. Deputies responded to a report of post cardiac arrest at 9:34PM last night at her home in Sausalito, California. She was transported to the hospital where she died […]

Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of rap legend Tupac Shakur, is eligible for parole.


Hector will play Mutulu Shakur, the late rap legend's stepdad.

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Straight Outta Compton set a high standard for the hip-hop biopics that will follow it. Meanwhile, the Tupac Shakur biopic is just trying to get off of the ground. Collider reports that Benny Boom, who’s directed music videos and one poorly received theatrical release to his name, now has the reins. This comes after John Singleton (Boyz n the […]

The hip-hop world has been abuzz following the release of Billboard’s “The 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time” list, which was published last Thursday (November 11). Following the article’s release, various rappers and cultural personalities have taken to social media to mostly disagree with the writers’ selections, notably the exclusion of Tupac Shakur. We’ve scoured […]

Timbaland appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” this past Tuesday (October 27) to have a conversation with hosts Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless and Molly Qerim about the frequented debate of the greatest rapper of all time. During the conversation, Timbaland pointed towards Tupac and Biggie, however he later affirmed that it’s naïve to pick one […]

A jaw-dropping and rather uncomfortable statistic emerged as a result of new research conducted by XXL. In a newly published article titled “The Current Status of Every Murdered Rapper’s Case,” the publication found that 69.2% of rappers’ murders remain unsolved to this day. XXL looked at 52 rappers who had been killed during the 28 years […]

As part of PAPER Mag’s “Nowstalgia” issue, Eminem has penned a tribute letter to Tupac Shakur. Throughout the letter, the Detroit artist reminisces on the first time that he ever heard Tupac on wax, later adding that in his opinion, the rapper’s third studio album, Me Against the World, is one of the greatest hip-hop […]

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Today is another one of hip-hop’s depressing anniversaries: It’s been 19 years since Tupac Shakur passed away at the young age of 25. Like every year, the date inspired a steady stream of tributes. The most noteworthy one this year comes from Kendrick Lamar. The Compton emcee has kept Shakur’s memory alive by releasing To Pimp A Butterfly near the […]

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If you ain’t about that Thug Life, then this post ain’t for you. Today is the one and only Tupac Shakur‘s birthday and the entire world is reminiscing on how big of an influence the rapper, activist, actor, and poet has been on our culture. If he wasn’t shot and killed in 1996, Pac would […]

Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles Police Department detective who led the investigations on the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., has passed away of an apparent heart attack, according to the Los Angeles Times. Yesterday morning (August 19), Russell Poole was meeting with detectives to discuss a cold case when he collapsed and became unresponsive, […]

According to long-time Jay Z collaborator DJ Clark Kent, Hov recorded a “scathing” diss track taking aim at Tupac Shakur prior to the rapper’s death in 1996. During an appearance on A Waste Of Time podcast with ItsTheReal, DJ Clark Kent says that the record never saw the light of day because of Shakur’s untimely death. […]