Today In Hip-Hop: Tupac Shakur Releases ’2Pacalypse Now’

On this day, November 12, in hip-hop history… 1991: After starting his career as a backup dancer for the Oakland-based rap group Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur would be given a chance to release an album of his own when 2Pacalypse Now debuted in November 1991. The album would be the opening salvo in the too brief career of one of the most celebrated rap artists in hip-hop history. Although significantly less polished than the albums that would follow in subsequent years, 2pacalypse Now finds the young rapper at his most overtly political in his incredibly diverse career. As the son of a Black Panther, ...

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