Tupac Shakur, 20 Years Later: The Legacy Lives On

Posted by Muriel | September 13, 2016 | arch-MUSIC

On September 13th 1996, Tupac Shakur died, six days after being wounded in a drive-by shooting which remains unsolved to this day.

Twenty years later, his legacy lives on and goes beyond rap and hip hop music. He has become a celebrated figure around the world, a cultural phenomenon that many have tried to bring back to life. From a Coachella hologram in 2012 where he appeared on stage during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performance, to a featuring on the last track of Kendrick Lamar  To Pimp a Butterfly, Tupac is still influencing music.  

The “All Eyez on Me” lyrical genius only lived for 25 years, but during his short life he decided that his work was going to reflect the conditions in America during his lifetime. Exploring violence, drugs, poverty and even his own contradictions, Tupac Shakur is a touchstone for people’s lives even today.


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