Tupac Shakur
R.I.P. June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996

tupac-1.jpgEleven years ago today, hip-hop was forever changed. That was the day Tupac Shakur tragically passed away at the University of Nevada Medical Center after succumbing to four gunshot wounds received during a drive-by shooting six days earlier on Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas. Since then, the hip-hop community has mourned in unison, celebrating ’Pac’s music through an extensive catalogue of posthumous projects. XXL has also done its share to keep 2Pac’s legacy alive. Over the course of the past 10 years, the magazine offered the best commentary, insight and coverage into ’Pac’s life, both personally and professionally. ’Pac has appeared on three top-selling XXL covers, while his mother, Afeni Shakur, graced the front of our landmark October 2003 issue.

One of the greatest MCs of all time, ’Pac has captured the hearts and influenced most rappers in the game. In honor of the 11th anniversary of Tupac’s death XXLMag.com spoke to 11 rappers and DJs about their favorite 2Pac moment, memory or song. Some of the artists knew ’Pac well. Others only knew him from afar or grew up listening to him. Regardless, all of the artists have been influenced by the man in some shape, form or fashion. And you can bet many more will be in the future.

Jim Jones:
“[My favorite 2Pac memory] was that whole era when he was in Harlem doing Above the Rim. Just to see the way he was thuggin’ in Harlem, that was the first time I really got to see him. I remember I was in high school walking up 125th [street] and he was hanging out of a burgundy MPV [minivan]. Shit just blew my mind to see a live nigga like that run through the streets of Harlem, ’cause Harlem is a live place. You just ain’t runnin’ through there without no pass. Plus, everything else that he came with gave us that adrenaline rush—spitting on cameras, getting shot up, leaving the next day with the middle finger up. He embodied what we do out here as far as struggling and coming up hustlin’ with nothing to live for. He’s one of the niggas that kept me alive. And even today, I still gotta reflect and listen to his music. So, rest in peace 2Pac. I guess I’ll see you when I get to thugs’ mansion.”

Young Buck:
“[My favorite 2Pac memory was] when he was running through my city. He came to Cashville years ago and performed at Club Malibu. He was one of those rappers that when he came to my city, he was all through the hood [and] streets. He was hands on with the community. I was just blessed to have a chance to run into him and get that love, being able to see him and shake his hand. If you ever get a chance to visit his gravesite, make sure you leave a cold Sunkist there—that was his favorite drink. I happened to have my whole refrigerator filled up with Sunkist cold drinks and my man Edi and Noble [of The Outlawz] were flippin’ out, like, ‘Yo, this is a fuckin’ repeat. This is the same shit ’Pac used to do.’ So there’s a Sunkist can sitting on top of his [gravesite], ’cause that’s how much he loved it.”

Too $hort:
“My favorite memory was at the E-40 video [shoot for] ‘Rappers’ Ball.’ Ice-T was there, Mack 10, Ant Banks and some other West Coast rappers. Plus, a lot of females, liquor, weed and the usual clowning. We were on a camper smoking and listening to his new album that was about to drop, Makaveli. He was so passionate about every song. He was rapping the lyrics out loud and talking shit about the songs. I only saw him once after that, the night he got shot in [Las] Vegas. We were arriving at the Luxor Casino and the Death Row crew was leaving. [’Pac] shook all our hands and told us to come to Club 662 because everybody was gonna be rockin’ the mic and I should come spit some shit, too. Of all the times we talked and kicked it, that day on the camper has always been the most memorable because of how intense he was about his new album. [I] wish he would’ve lived and made more movies and music.”

Lil Scrappy:
“2Pac was and is [the] realest. He changed the game from fakin’ to sayin’ what’s real and what you go through everyday. He made it to where niggas was comfortable in their [own] skin. He also showed compassion for the game. He made it to where being gutter means something and you can talk about more things in life instead of dope, because the real dope boys don’t talk. My favorite [2Pac] song is ‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah’ and ‘How Do U Want It.’”

Ras Kass:
“I have quite a few favorite memories [of ’Pac] but one that really stood out happened back when I was just getting into the rap game around ’96. I think it was at the How Can I Be Down? convention in Atlanta. The entire lobby was packed with people networking when, all of a sudden, every chick started pointing up at the top of the escalator screaming, “It’s him!” That’s when ’Pac came down the escalator, shaking a bottle of Moet in each hand, then poppin’ the corks with the shit spraying everywhere. Everybody [was] excited. This nigga made a grand entrance like ghetto royalty and that was the highlight of the day. Everybody was talking about it. I think it personified how much charisma and swagger 2Pac had. He’s often imitated but never duplicated because that was a gift that God gave dude, which is why he always came off as compelling and naturally believable.”

Paul Wall:
“One of my favorite 2Pac songs was ‘Pain’ from the Above the Rim soundtrack. It was really a song that touched a lot of people in the hood with what he was talking about. ’Cause at the time, you had the streets going with dope and ’Pac played Bird, who was the drug dealer in the movie. So the way he wrote ‘Pain’ was from the standpoint of Bird and that’s how a lot of my boys were feeling at the time. I’ll never forget the line when he said, ‘Smoking weed helps me take away the pain.’ And I could relate ’cause people were actually getting high in the hood as a form of coping with the troubles they faced.”

E-40:
“My favorite 2Pac moment was when he came to my patna’s studio in Vallejo, Calif. We got twisted off that good old liquor and broccoli [weed], chopped game and did music. ’Pac kicked it with us all day from like noon to like 11 p.m. How many people can say that? Paint a picture and visualize. Imagine that!”

Talib Kweli:
“My favorite 2pac memories are watching Biggie and Puff introduce him to the crowds at various N.Y. nightclubs. I used to work for a party promoter that Puff was close with, and he and Big took a real liking to ’Pac’s energy as we all know. I loved 2Pacalypse Now, and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. was on the way, but N.Y. wasn’t hip to ’Pac in general at that time. I used to try to convince my friends to check out that 2Pacalypse Now, but when I saw B.I.G. bring him out, I knew I wasn’t alone.”

Huey:
“One of the most memorable ’Pac [moments for me] was in Juice when he said, ‘You got to let niggas know you’re willing to take them out any time you feel like it. You gotta put the ground beneath your feet, patna!’ Also, we had a show in Minnesota and we was kickin’ it with Naughty by Nature and they played some of ’Pac’s songs and the club went crazy. That was the hypest club night ever for me… he is still alive [through the music].”

Clinton Sparks:
“My favorite 2Pac memory was probably seeing him go from being a rapper to an actor. Films like Juice, Above the Rim and Poetic Justice showed he was poised to be in the game for a long time if he hadn’t passed so soon. As a musician, his music is so timeless. ‘Dear Mama’ is the song of all songs for mothers.”

DJ Skee:
“My personal favorite 2Pac memory was just being a fan around the time All Eyez on Me came out, looking in on the outside before I even got in this business. There was such a crazy buzz between all the legal stuff ’Pac went through, the move to Death Row and then the beef with Biggie. I remember rushing to the store the day [All Eyez on Me] came out, poppin’ in the first disc and just hearing those intro notes on ‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah.’ Then I remember he dropped the CD single of ‘How Do U Want It’ with ‘Hit ’Em Up’ on the B-side. Even though I was a B.I.G., Bad Boy and Mobb Deep fan, you couldn’t help but sing along with that shit. The crazy part, too, is that entire album is still relevant. It still has the biggest club bangers of all time and, at the same time, [you can] ride all the way through the city in your car [and] bang it proudly. One of the truly timeless albums in all of music, not just hip-hop.”

  • Rockcity

    R.I.P to the greatest rapper ever.

  • these posts are racist

    Rest in peace, to the greatest rapper of all time.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 M.C

    RESP IN PEACE gOD…..U MADE GOOD MUSIC__AND NIGGAZ OUT HERE IS MISSING THAT….

  • Lia N

    R.I.P. to the greatest Hip-Hop Artist of all time. Pac was the best to lace a track (his flow really spoke for itself ) and it really had and still has you thinking about what he said. I truly miss his insight and intellect. Pac will always be my favorite artist and his memory will last until the end of time because he tried to become the change he wanted to see!!!

  • K.ola

    R.I.P

    G.O.A.T

  • these posts are racist

    I hope one of these columists take the time to write something nice and respectful for the ghetto poet that touched so many lives.

  • YB

    R.I.P Pac hold it all the way down!!

  • MASON DIXON BOY

    R.I.P BEST RAPPER ALIVE, EVENTHOUGH HE’S NO LONGER HERE, BUT HIS SONGS KEEP US WANTING MORE…. LIL WAYNE WHO?

  • Jay

    There will never be another like him…

    R.I.P. Tupac Shakur

  • 8-TRACC

    Fuck being first. I remember when Pac came to L.A. and attended a sober dance deep in the hood of South Central at a recreation center.The parking lot was full of people trying to see him. Man, Pac would run outside and people would start screaming and yelling. Then he would run back inside the center and then he would run back outside and cats would start yellin again. He did this shit like 5 times. Afterwords, he just stated inside the center and chilled out. Man, it goes to show you that no matter how much popularity and money you got, Pac was always true to the streets. 2 Pac was more than a rapper he was an activist for all people struggling in the hood. He is and will always be the best. R.I.P.

  • Sultan Tam Zimughan

    We Africans unequivocally see 2pac Shakur as the ultimate rap hero.He lives in our hearts through his timeless artistic expressions.

  • LDP

    R.I.P Pac. You Will Forever Be Miss
    THE GREATEST…..

  • wat-wat-watt

    R.I.P Man, the game done changed since u left man…thanks for being here…tho u still alive through the speakers.
    one luv.

  • http://xxlmag.com Chi-Towns Finest

    The realest to ever do it, this is the only time i even really bother to put comments on but you gotta give respect where it is due and this man was REAL, im talkin you can feel his pain cause half the time niggaz goin threw the same thang, thats what the game is missin these days. Its all about ice this and hoes that, but lets get back to the good music, the music that when you hear it you really feel it. Cause the rest ain’t shit but bullshit. Real Talk the best that ever did it and no disrespect to the pioneers but he was really the truth, now days niggaz got so many body guards you would swear they the president but i understand why cause they wear all they shit, but like KRS 1 said he don’t need jewels to get our respect, and you see he didn’t enough said.

  • dat mexican

    much love to the true thug!!! rip pac.. we miss u!!!

  • Youngfilth

    Rest In Peace Pac!

  • The Historian

    My introduction to Hip-Hop came through Pac’s music. My entire life changed after the moment I heard him for the first time. He was much more than a rapper or an MC, he was and still is on a whole other level. His posthumous music that is stilll being released is better than 99% of of what other rappers put out. He is and always will be the G.O.A.T. Every rapper and MC since is defined by their failure to become him and how close they actually come to replicating him. Remember without Pac there might not have been a Biggie as we remember him. He was the one that told him he had to craft songs that spoke to the streets but could still capture a wider audience. What did B.I.G. say? “It was all a dream/used to read wordup magazine,” and the rest is history. We still love u Pac.

  • GMAN

    pac was the realest dude half these rappers wouldnt be here if we was here

  • bakerboi

    This dude is like the King James version of the bible, what he had written and spoke til this day is still a force to be ceased and still moves the crowd like he was here preaching the gospel. RIP PAC, I’m still ridin fo sho homie!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ddubbzz

    Man..RIP to pac man. Big ups to Jay z and all of them…but if pac was still around now…shiiiiiiiiiiiiit…would there be a G unit? Roca fella? Ja rule? hahahah…i dont think pac would have let that shit slide…but anyway…everything happens for a reason yo..rip my nigga

  • HAWAIIAN

    RIP Pac. you are my, and everyone else’s boy. keep it poppin up in thugs mansion.

  • brebre

    THE GREATEST “MUSICIAN” OF ALL TIME.
    REST IN PEACE, TUPAC. WE MISS YOU. MY NIGGA.

  • http://DDupointdos.state.fl.us Ghost of 2Pac

    Ya gotta love it!!

  • Tha Ace

    ain’t gotta say shit cause u already know!

  • dre4life

    PAC, RIP

  • the chancellor

    I love pac as an actor but jigga would have ate his ass up in that battle. He disrespected a lot of rappers that everyone knows are better than him but he was good when he was in his hey, but jay z is the greatest of all time

  • medfire

    I remember the day he died, I went to my high school that morning, by the sya my highschool was mad rowdy ( washington heights, nyc) and that day everyone was quiet. It’s like that death took the life out of everybody. Im latino, and even we were deeply sad that we lost one of the hood true heroes. Thats how you know that Pac had that influence to change the world. If 50 cent died, I think people would throw a party. Whats funny is that all these rappers probably made more money than Pac but will never be influential and loved like him. I know that kills alot of rappers soul. RIP PAC…true soldier 4 ever.

  • F@CK JIGGA

    MTV CROWNED JAY Z AS THE BEST OF ALL TIME. MAN HE JUST RIPPED OFF ALL OF BIGGIES LINES. IF PAC WAS STILL WITH US, HE WOULD DESTROY HIM WITH PROBABLY A HIT ‘EM UP STYLE JOINT. FORGET YOU HOV, CAM WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!

    RIP PAC, SORELY MISSED BUT ALWAYZ REMEMBERED.

  • Ace

    R.I.P. 2pac… G.O.A.T. Period!!! Wesiiiiide!!

  • lukee lefty

    Pac was an alright rapper and a pretty good rapper.

  • wscreepa

    He smoking a fat joint up in Canada , and saying ” Yup im still the baddest mothafu*ker out there!!”

  • Geezy

    R.I.P. Makaveli… West up, and for all the hater’s out there with somethin dumb to say, eat a bowl of shit bitch’z swallow a dick! 2Pac… the G.O.A.T.

  • THUG LADY

    TUPAC WE MISS YOU…R.I.P.

    THE LEGEND LIVES ON

  • THUG LADY

    TUPAC WE MISS YOU…R.I.P.
    THE LEGEND LIVES ON

  • TaZ

    Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten.

  • bbe4eva

    R.I.P.
    2PAC-A TRU LEGEND!!!
    HE would b doin big things if he were alive rite now!!!

  • milhouse

    greatest rapper ever. past, present, and future.
    R.I.P. PAC

  • Sir Francis

    R.I.P.
    We all love you Pac….and allways will.

  • http://www.thuglifearmy.com Angel

    R.I.P. Makaveli The Don…G.O.A.T.

  • DURTY

    I REMEMBER WHEN PAC GOT INTO A SHOOT OUT WITH POLICE DOWN HERE IN ATLANTA CUZ THEY WAS FUCKIN WIT AH BROTHER DOWN HERE, AND HE BEAT THE CASE..REAL BLACK MAN…PAC I KNOW WOULD BE PISS OFF ABOUT KATRINA, AND JENA 6, AND HOW HIP HOP OR RAP IS NOW. IF HE WAS HERE I KNOW HE WOULD BE ONE OF THE LOUDEST VOICES ON THIS SHIT. WE REMEMBER & MISS U PAC
    R.I.P

  • MIKE SPEEZ

    2PAC WAS AND STILL THE BEST RAPPER EVER DEAD OR ALIVE.CAN’T NO NIGGA IN THE RAP GAME FUCK WITH ALL EYEZ ON ME.FUCK ALL THOSE CORNEY ASS RAPPER WITH THEY FAKE ASS.THE ONLY NIGGA THAT IS IN MY WIP BUMPIN IS MAKAVELI THE 7DAY THEROY U BITCHES.REST IN PEACE 2PAC. HOLD YA HEAD .

  • http://myspace.com/lilmonski lil monski

    2pac was & always will be THE BEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME R.I.P. 2PAC YOU’LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

  • qm

    Pac was truly a genius in ways many people cannot even begin to understand. If people take the time to really break down what he was rapping about, how he rapped, and what his inspirations and motivations were, he is in many ways like a modern day Mozart. We go back and look at what he’s produced and realize all the intricacies that a delivered so smoothly.

    R.I.P. my mentor. You need to come back.

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Vegas will be burning one for Pac tonite.
    Rest in Paradise…..

  • Da Realest(SacTown)

    2pac is and always will be the greatest rapper! Anybody that thinks he still alive has no intelligence, however I admire your fantasy wishin he were still here! R.I.P Tupac

  • Wild Flow

    You’re forever in my heart. Makaveli The Don.
    R.I.P.

  • oakland 510

    pac..wat else can i say~#1

  • ABC

    RIP TUPAC…

    FUCK HUEY!!!

  • Boi Boi

    RIP PAC!!!! YOU WAS A REAL GIFT FROM GOD!! WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU & WHAT YOU DID PAC..!!

  • KrooX

    R.I.P.

  • OAKLAND VILLIAN

    RIP PAC ONE OF OAKLAND’S BAY AREAS BEST

  • Manka Cat

    R.I.P. Makaveli
    Only God Can Judge Me

  • T-BONE

    R.I.P. TUPAC – The lord put you here for a reason and also took you for a purpose. You are a real Martyr! Nigs will never be as relevant as you, no one in hip hop has influenced the game like you!
    See you again oneday!

  • T-BONE

    Oh and to chancellor – Jay Z couldnt hold TUPAC’S jock strap, please keep it real, the true hip hop fans know who is/was and forever is the KING! Been smoking that funny stuff again havent you, and im not talkin weed! CRACK!

  • Garcia

    RIP

  • http://www.soundclick.com/sdubb SDUB-google-me

    The same day he died was the same day I entered/A dude named Pac wrote a song about Brenda/And brenda had a baby that was born in december/Then brenda’s baby had me in september…13…1979/I poppedd out the womb into a city of crime/they feel me in philly I love that city of mine/and ever since then I was destined to shine. S-dUBB

    Every year since 96 I’ve had to deal with hearing Pac on the radio but not being able really capture the same energy I felt when he was alive. Not to mention that my birthday is really on the 13th so I live for him in a sense every year. He was real and he showed us all how to evolve. A good man that always seem to be surrounded by people who attracted a certain type of negative auroa. We miss you Pac it’ll never be another so passionate about the struggle. I was hopeless but thanks to him I’m hopeful. Pac would have been the person to start the movement of our generation (GEN X) but he was cut short. A True General. I salute you.

    Sgt Savoy

  • Jay Smooth

    11 years later, the G.O.A.T. is still relevant b/c all these rappers have been influenced by him in some way or form. Greatest can be measured in more ways than one, but a general consenus can be made that he influenced hip hop and music in a way only a select few artists have (i.e. Bob Marley, Marvin gaye, etc.) and he is the only rapper to do this. Therefore is is crowned the best rapper EVER! His passion, charisma, social/political insight, and genuiness is uncanny and unmatched in this time. I was only 11 when he passed but I felt like I lost a real brother when he went….R.I.P. to my brother Pac!

  • jose medina

    PAC THATS MY MENTOR AND A THUG ANGEL I ABOUT TO HAVE A NEW PORT N GET OUT OF MY WORK N SMOKE ONE 4 HIS LIFE AND HOW HES SONG CHANGE MY LIFE ALL THE WAY AROUND RIP IM MEXICAN BUT HE MY NIGGA MY MENTOR

  • j.j.34

    i aint tryina hate, pac was great at times, but all you sayen pac would be doing this or that now, is the same niggas callen jay an “oldhead” haten on other rap legends because they a lil bit older, but pac woulda got a pass? i doubt it yall would be callen big and pac old and tellen them to retire

  • SOUTHERNBREED

    there has to be a reason why i looked up to 2pac and the reason is,the shit he talked about in his songs and in his interviews,i was going thru them.
    i could relate to pac more then b.i.g. because,i’m not a drug dealer and i wasn’t heavy in the streets like b.i.g. rapped about but,pac talked about the things that i went thru like,not having no lights on for weeks,no heater in the winter,no air conditioner in the summer,wearing clothes that were hand down to me and living on food stamps and welfare!
    i connected to him more because it was like he was there!
    the fucked up thing about today is that he died a day after my 13th birthday in 1996.
    i come home from school on sept.13th,1996
    and cut on the tv to mtv and the mtv news comes on saying that he just died!
    it was like losing a famiy member.
    i got 9/11 and pac’s death in between my birthday for the rest of my life.
    i still listen to his original songs,not the remix versions,at least once a week!
    pac was and is for the hood and he will be missed!
    shout out to the shakur family!

  • Jiggaman

    Greatest!! Ill Be On The Street With A Candle and a Big Picture 2day! R.I.P

  • http://google.com Ruv

    u were and still r a god in this game
    rest in peace pac luv u

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    jim jones needs to shut tha fuck up with his fake blood ass and so does that wigger pual wall.2pac is a legend man just a real nigga.If pac was alive these mutherfuckin clowns and thier gimick commercial hiphop and all that bulshit wouldnt even be going on.half these fucking clowns wouldnt even be rappin if pac was alive.hands down pac is the G.O.A.T. anybody who hate on pac is a fuckin faggot.rip real hiphop legned he’ll never be forgotin.

  • YUNG ZMOKE

    2PAC THUG IN PEACE
    THE BEST RAPPER EVER,NO DOUBT
    WEST SIDE TILL WE DIE
    THUGZ 4 LIFE

  • ABDUL BAKHAR

    until the very last day of earth on the day of judgment Tupac will still be worshipped like a prophet.Rest in peace the one and only late great Tupac Amura Shakur, may peace be upon your soul.

  • Sway-z

    Pac is still that nigga, but it fucks me up when they ask these niggas their favorite moments and most of um is bringin up some shit when he was wildin’ out. Pac was about more than thuggin, if thats all he was then niggas wouldnt be caring about him 11 years later…

  • http://www.yahoo.com What it do

    2pac was the greatest and will always be the greatest. We miss you Pac. Stop comparing Biggie to The great 2pac. 2pac is a million times better then biggie,Real talk

  • D.man

    Whatz up my niggaz from Russia!!!
    Tupac still №1 no matter what!
    He is G.O.A.T.
    And biggest thanx xxl mag that they remember that(I mean a magazines of sept. 2001 fnd 2005(if i don’t mistakes)Peace yo!
    R.I.P. “I mourn till i join u”

  • Shorty74

    FIRST OFF–FUCK YO BITCH AND THE CLIQUE YOU CLAIM WESTSIDE WHEN WE RIDE—GONE BE QUICK WITH GAME—-YOU CLAIM 2 BE PLAYA BUT I FUCKED YO WIFE. WE BUST ON BAD BOYZ THEM NIGGAZ FUCKED 4 LIFE. ———RIP TUPAC SHAKUR—HOV WOULDN’T LASTED IF PAC WOULDN’VE DIED. PLEASE BELIEVE.

  • hiroki

    RIP TUPAC from Japan

  • Tragica

    RIP PAc

  • http://vernonttwowway.com Vernon D Smith

    today is my birthday in nintey six i was driving CTA on the 13th my sister in-laws son was one of tupacs body gaurds i was just waiting to meet the young genius along with the great snoop and the outlaws im from altgeld gardens one of the roughest ghettos in the united states so i related to all of pacs music he was the realist and will always be remembered in my heart if you listen his words were the cure for young black america and still is well poor young black america,still no love for us ghetto children so love your selves. RIP pac.

  • Galil ( DETOX IS COMING)

    R.I.P. the greatest 2pac.
    The truly best.

  • Young Money

    REST IN PEACE PAC…….

    MY FAVORITE SONGS, Picture Me Rolling, Baby Don’t Cry, and I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto.

    WE LOVE U PAC, BECAUSE YOU LOVED BEING BLACK.
    IF MORE PEOPLE HAVE THE PRIDE AND RESPECT FOR THEIR OWN CULTURE AND HERITAGE AS YOU DID, man life would be a better place.

    Truly POUR OUT A LIL LIQUOR.

  • SB

    R.I.P. G.O.A.T

  • miamiboy

    2pac is in the top five of musicians of all time, and hands down the greatest and most influential rapper. his shit is so vivid and and he spits shit from the heart, i still get goosebumps listening to his songs even if ive heard them hundreds of times. RIP to the my hero Pac man, he will never be forgotten

  • MSNIKA

    We miss u PAC. You will forever be in our hearts. There was only one u and no matter how hard they try none of these rappers out today will ever compare.

  • Mario G

    The fact that Pac is relevant 11 years after his death is remarkable in its self. Very few people leave a leagacy equivalent to that of Pac. Those of us who got to see and hear him through out his short lived carreer should really feel priveledged to witness such a phenomenal and spectacular person doing what he did best, entertain! Thanks, Pac!

  • HOMOTHUG

    2pac is the greatest ever!!!…fuck sating GAY-Z iz the best…Biggie Smalls will always be the REAL KING OF NEW YORK..but RIP to’Pac!

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    D.man Says:

    September 14th, 2007 at 1:44 am
    Whatz up my niggaz from Russia!!!
    Tupac still №1 no matter what!
    He is G.O.A.T.
    And biggest thanx xxl mag that they remember that(I mean a magazines of sept. 2001 fnd 2005(if i don’t mistakes)Peace yo!
    R.I.P. “I mourn till i join u”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    shut tha fuck up u crackker ass wigger they aint no niggas in russia faggot.

  • torimiro

    REST N PEACE you are and will be the greatest real thug nigga ever live,u fought for the black brothers one love my nigga sleep tight

  • DTRIP

    who gives a fuck about what HUEY thinks…come on XXL…get some people with some weight to speak…that’s damn near disrespectful to Pac…

  • GanGStAz RuLe ThE wOrlD STiLL!

    2PAC IS THE F’N MAN! ALL AROUND THE F’N WORLD!

  • cracka ass.

    D.man Says:

    September 14th, 2007 at 1:44 am
    Whatz up my niggaz from Russia!!!
    Tupac still №1 no matter what!
    He is G.O.A.T.
    And biggest thanx xxl mag that they remember that(I mean a magazines of sept. 2001 fnd 2005(if i don’t mistakes)Peace yo!
    R.I.P. “I mourn till i join u”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    shut tha fuck up u crackker ass wigger they aint no niggas in russia faggot.

    you say that liek its a bad thing, bet theres no shooting or crack cocaine either, real intelligent.

  • Makaveli-The-God

    R.I.P to the Greatest Rapper ever born.
    2 Pac your music is still relavent today u better beleive its on and poppin
    Makaveli fo life

  • Mr. Whats beef

    r.i.p 2pac, may your legacy live on

  • Barkhurdar

    Pac is the realist of all. . . Me Him are worlds apart but still i relate to him and his music in more than 10 ways. . . . He wud Always be alive. .. One Love. .

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=13734#comment kool

    R.I.P. 2 DA GREATEST DER WAS AND DER EVER WILL BE!!

  • pap-diesal

    R.I.P. Pac, I picture a place where thugs go, ill see you in thugz mansion

  • braaaaaaaaaaaat

    2pac is gay..f**K THAT NIGGA

  • Fire

    braaaaaaaaaaaat Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    2pac is gay..f**K THAT NIGGA
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This bitch must be a preteen or incredibly ignorant or both. How the hell are you going to say that about a damn good MC who changed the game of rap as we know it? Oh well, have fun crankin’ dat Soulja Boy, you punk.

  • Shorty74

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAT KILL YOURSELF!!!!!!!

  • THA RIDDLA

    brenda’s got a baby…2pac…R.I.P

  • carlos

    pac is a king and a hero

  • braaaaaaaaaaaat

    IM abatty soldier,i lovbe it up the arse and i love to listen to sean paul,hes a dope MC

  • leemangena@yahoo.com

    rip tupac,rip to mi father cp mangena rip tupac africa thinks u the greatest of all time,rip kadafi,could we have pac albums released in their original form,pliz don’t feature todays rappers on the tracks,ride on ma enemies ,words to my first born etc etc bootlegs were better than the refined official releases

  • Lil’ Joe

    this website iz kick ass

  • mario kreutzberger

    quien es tupac?

  • therealrob

    2 pac sucks.
    most overrated ever.

  • http://yahoo.com willchab

    RIP makaveli your lyrics will last forever.

  • Michas

    I don’t care who you feel is the greatest spitter, lyricist, batteler, partyer or whatever. NOONE and I MEAN NOONE has touched the hearts of so many! From the hardest and coldest hearted thug to that little black girl on the street corner with a bruise from her daddy, Tupac Amaru Shakur touched em all! Pac right now would be sick of the game as it is today! Gaudy chains and rediculous entourages. He only did that stuff at the end of his life cause it was what Suge demanded. Check the transcripts, Pac HATED all eyez on me. Check his words, he did that album to pay suge back for getting him outta lock up. It kills me that that man is gone! He is the greatest! If him and big were still alive, them two woulda made peace and controlled hip hop, all black people, not just here in america but our cousin in africa and the world over woulda been better as a result. Rest in Peace PAC! We miss you!

  • http://westcoastbangaz.com RASKOEone SCLA

    shout out to Pac and the hood that embraced him as his son….Los Scandalous LA!

    shout out to R20′s!

  • jheart

    tupac the greatest of all time from cali to barbados to the worldwide, the songs that touch me the most is “unborn child”, “changes” & “end of time”;wll i be remember till the end of time; i sure bet my kids & more kids wll still feel ur music, its to real, this shit niggaz go through each day, image he was rappin since 94,95,96 & everythings he said is still happenin….to all tupac fam & fans ONE LOVE!!!!!!!

  • http://bumbum hahahah

    u lot r wasteeeeeeeeeee
    witch 1 u u fukin clownz kno
    hu actualli shot dah nigga pac
    ?????
    u niggaz dnt kno shit!!!
    onliii niggaz lyk me kno da real shit

  • V Real One

    Rest in peace lil bro meet you at the quickening of The Lord,they can only kill the boby our spirits are eternal. 1 love

  • no name brand

    THIS IS @ the chancellor:

    FUC JAY–Z, i mean he is aiight, BUT TUPAC WOULDA TORE HIM APART, you cant compare no rapper to TUPAC … NOT EVEN BIGGIE, matter fact.. Biggie aint even good

  • http://xxlmag.com eddie bastard

    i loved pac ta death…even ma mommas crazy bout him…rst in peace