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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suge Knight befriended Tupac Shakur at his lowest point, and remained by his side 'til the day he died. Always outspoken, the big homie remembers everything. Read the original article Gangsta Lovin' from XXL‘s October 2002 issue.
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