Happy Birthday 2Pac, 41 Songs Every Fan Needs to Know

Today (June 16) would have marked the 41st birthday of the late Tupac Amaru Shakur. Since his untimely passing on September 13, 1996, following a drive-by shooting six days earlier in Las Vegas, the lionized figure’s legacy remains immortal.

“When I die, I wanna be a living legend…,” he decreed on 1996′s “No More Pain” off his well-nigh diamond-certified (10 million copies sold) fifth studio album All Eyez On Me. Despite the tragic circumstances, ‘Pac’s solidified this classic boast thanks in part to his massive yet revered catalog that continues to grow and make impact even after almost 16 years since his death. As his spirit continues to loom screaming Thug Life, XXLMag.com celebrates the life and legacy of 2Pac with a special 41-track playlist filled with tracks that every rap fan needs to know. Pour out a little liquor…—XXL Staff (@XXL)

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  • http://Twitter.Com/RealSW Lynn Williams

    R.I.P. To My Brother Tupac. Happy Birthday Your Legacy Will Forever Live On As Long As I’m Living. We Love You! #TeamTupac

  • lindsay

    Fans should know all his songs, he had a different message in each song. He was one in a million not only a rapper not so much more, Happy Birthday G.O.A.T

  • Bug

    Happy Birthday Pac!! No one and I MEAN NO ONE, will ever be as great as you! These fools who think their rappin today are all about ME, ME, ME and what they have. They suck! They could never be celebrated & Loved like you when they leave here. I will celebrate you all weekend long! Westside!!

  • Jorge Holguin

    They should put out an album of 41 tracks with some never heard unreleased tracks today on his birthday… or on sept. 13?

    Happy Birthday where ever you are(yes, I believe he faked his death)

  • 2 Smalls

    One of the greatest rappers that MC on the mic. damn 41 years old almost like snoop but bit older

  • Dee

    Wat bout 2pac Checkout Time from All Eyez on Me?

  • commenter

    xxl editing comments now? who made that call? can’t help but notice a few comments have been removed from earlier…

  • aaron

    so does this mean that the entire West Coast owe Puffy and Biggie a Big I am Sorry!…….Dam Shame!