HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
Nas, The Game and More Rappers Pay Tribute to Tupac on 20th Anniversary of His Death
Rappers honor the late Tupac on the anniversary of his death.
Every 2Pac ‘Makaveli’ Bootleg Reviewed (XXL April 2000 Issue)
After Tupac's untimely passing, his music began showing up on unofficial albums and 'Makaveli' bootlegs popped up everywhere. Read the original article Record Reviews from XXL‘s April 2000 issue.
Tupac’s Hollywood Takeover Proves Rappers Are the Best Actors (XXL October 2001 Issue)
All you rappin' wanna-be thespians take heed: Tupac Shakur was more than just an MC but a classically trained actor who deserved all the movie roles he got and more. Just ask the fine folks who worked with him. Read the original article King of Stage from XXL‘s October 2001 issue.
The Great Debate: Is 2Pac the Greatest MC of All Time? (XXL October 2001 Issue)
Hip-hop heads love debating. You think 2Pac was the greatest MC of all time. You think he was an average rapper with limited skills. Well, you're both right. Wait, we can explain. Read the original article G.O.A.T. from XXL‘s October 2001 issue.
Separating the Real From the Fake 2Pac Albums (XXL October 2001 Issue)
XXL is here to separate the real from the fake and salute the hardest working MC ever. Read the original article Hood Scriptures from XXL‘s October 2001 issue.
The Making of 2Pac’s ‘All Eyez on Me’ Album (XXL October 2004 Issue)
When 2Pac was released from prison and into the arms of Death Row Records and Suge Knight, he couldn't wait to hit the studio and make music. The result was All Eyez on Me, hip-hop's first true double LP. Read the original article Against the Grain from XXL‘s October 2004 issue.
Here’s an Inside Look at 2Pac’s ‘Makaveli’ Album (XXL October 2003 Issue)
Here's an inside look at 2Pac's 'Makaveli,' hip-hop's most controversial classic. Read the original article Straight Spittin' from XXL‘s October 2003 issue.
Tupac’s Fight Against Police Brutality Becomes Part of a Bigger Battle (XXL October 2002 I…
Prepared and never scared, Tupac Shakur put his pistol where his mouth was when it came to showing po-po that police brutality is a no no. Read the original article Lick Shots from XXL‘s October 2002 issue.
Shock-G Opens Up About the Triumphs and Tribulations of Tupac (XXL October 2002 Issue)
Although they had no kin or blood relation, there would have been no 2Pac without Shock-G. More well-known to the masses as his alter ego Humpty Hump, the leader of Digital Underground remembers his fiery protege. Read the original article My Brother from XXL‘s October 2002 issue.