Today In Hip-Hop: Tupac Shakur Shot On The Las Vegas Strip

On this day, September 7, in hip-hop history…

Biggie & Tupac

1996: On the night of September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot outside the Las Vegas strip after attending the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand. ‘Pac had been riding in the passenger seat of a BMW sedan driven by Death Row CEO Suge Knight when a white, late-model Cadillac with an unknown amount of passengers pulled up to Knight’s sedan right side, rolled down a window, and rapidly fired gunshots at Shakur. Tupac was struck in the chest, pelvis, his right hand and thigh. After the attack, the assaulting vehicle sped off into the night and ‘Pac was rushed to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Seven day later, Tupac succumbed to his injuries on September 13, 1996. Suge Knight suffered minor injuries from the attack but survived. In the seventeen years since the shooting, Tupac’s murder remains unsolved.

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  • better dayz

    RIP makaveli! O4L

  • tony

    the greatest ever RIP see you in 2014 june or july

  • Thajetww

    makaveli the don get it going on

  • Mi Sii

    rip to the goat

  • BrianRaider

    I Remember This… My Freshman Year Of High School We Lost Pac & Big. Pac Is My GOAT. But Biggie Is Also An Icon! A Legend! Pac & Big Greatly Influenced My Style As A Rapper Because I Grew Up On Their Music Way Before I Thought Of Recording. One Of The Many Things I Loved About Pac Was How Passionate His Voice Was! Whether He Was Talkin About Getting Blowed, Getting Pussy, Or Ridin On His Enemies He Was So Serious You Could Hear It In His Voice. Noble Has A Strong Voice Also! Something Else I Think About Sometimes Too Now Is I’m 30 Yrs Old. I Am 5 Years Older Than Pac Was Before He Was Stolen From Us. Wow! I Miss Him So Much Man! But He Is Immortalized In Countless Classic Music! My Favorite Song Was Is And Will Always Be High Speed! That’s The One Right There! I Loved The Makaveli Era Pac Cause He Was So… So Amplified. After All Eyez On Me Was Recorded It Was Like Pac x 10! He Was Amplified & Urgent! Theres A Guy On Youtube He Did An Unofficial Vid For High Speed Its A Must Watch! Damn! R.I.P Tupac Amaru Shakur! My Nigga!

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  • xuimanuel .

    makaveli lives on

  • yeahyeah224

    Still seems like yesterday…. GOAT without a doubt

  • danny boy

    thug life 4ever,Ma NIGGA pac mak sure its poppin thre before we meet.R.I.P King of Hip-Hop & Rap of all times.

  • Leroy Love

    If you look at the above pic and just study it…you don’t see a man on his way to perform at a concert or a man who just came from a Tyson fight, spent money at the casinos and whooped a n…ga a…. one after another. You see a dude who looks like he is about to die, or something real bad about to happen to him. Look at his face, especially his eyes. I think dude felt something was up. Maybe Suge got real quiet on him, who knows, but this pic to me is classic evidence that something was about to go down that night, and Tupac knew it.