XXL Presents Tupac Month


In conjunction with the release of XXL Magazine’s special tribute issue honoring the 15-year anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, XXLMag.com will be launching Tupac Month this coming Monday (August 15).

The celebration will begin with sneak peaks at the special issue’s feature stories, including interviews with ‘Pac’s father Billy Garland, his longtime producer Johnny “J,” his first and only wife Keisha Morris, his former manager Leila Steinberg and an investigative piece on the rapper’s Quad Studio shooting. XXL will also be publishing online exclusives with ‘Pac’s good friend Treach, his rumored girlfriend Rosie Perez, his former pen pal Tony Danza, Wood Harris, who worked with ‘Pac in Above the Rim and Bokeem Woodbine, who starred in one of ‘Pac’s last videos, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.”

XXL will also look back at the legend’s massive discography and his craziest moments in addition to hosting 2Pac’s Greatest Song Tournament in an effort to crown the prolific rapper’s best track.

Make sure to log on to XXLMag.com for all things ‘Pac from August 15 through September 16.—XXL Staff

  • Sean Izzle

    Fuck Biggie (he said Biggie never The Notorious B.I.G.), fuck P. Diddy fuck Bad Boy fuck NAAS fuck New York fuck the East coast Bad Boy killa Fuck Hip Hop, westsiiiiide westiide Makaveli the Don

    That’s 2Pac for ya ;)

    • JonnyDoe

      Them Nigga what year you were born, you still on that westcoast/Eastcoast bullshit.

  • Sean Izzle

    cause New York niggas is the enemy, the whole east coast… N Thatz Real -DJ Quik n 2Pac

  • Sean Izzle

    XXL how ya feel about that? ya’ll in New York

  • BK

    XXL you have no right to speak about 2pac (RIP)…hell you have no right to even rate Games new RED ALBUM…all you do is hate on westcoast artists…remember when you didnt gave All eyez on me a XXL rating…you really hate us on the west huh…you dont know nothing about REAL hiphop. You put Lil B on the freshment cover when we got so much real talent out here. You just lost a customer.

  • tha don

    Nice shit 2 hear looking 4ward 2 this shit, ill b ck back daily all month long..

  • i hate black people

    2pac got biggie killed because he pointed fingers with no evidence

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Quit tryin to keep a dead beef goin, Pac only had a beef with certain East Coast rappers, he said it him self not the whole coast. Keep it real.If he hated everyone on the east he wouldnt have been friends with Treach.No one knows who shot Big, so dont blame it on Pac.Yeah it is ironic but there is no evidence to this day.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Let these men rest in peace, we lost two of the greatest rappers ever because they couldnt put their differences a side, and end it before passing.

  • INfamous Mobb

    This Man was so Far ahead of his time Cats now Can’t Measure up he was a workhorse and He had that Rare abilty That comes around only once in a lifetime To Relate to his audience in a way i’ve never seen Sure there better Freestylers (Big L), Better Lyrcist (Nas) Hell Even Better Flows(Rakim,Notorious,Jay z Ect….) But what separates Pac From all these Guys is His Connection to his Audience.

  • SDAKAR

    PAC IS THE REALEST
    BIGGIE SMALLS IS THE ILLEST
    NAS IS G.O.A.T

  • Stephen

    To many people caught up on east vs west. Stop destroying our music.

  • http://fdasvs.com 2PacKingOfRap

    2Pac is the best rapper of all time R.I.P…..

    Appreciate that ….

  • RBlood

    I see a lot of people representing Tupac, but saying fuck new york and the whole east coast. Well it looks like some people missed out on the real message that Tupac was trying to send with his music. Its closed minded people like the ones who post stupid shit like that, that has the world fucked up. Im personally glad XXL is doing the Magazine it will be nice to here stories from new people whom we not heard stories from about Pacs life. I know this post wont stop some people from posting but if your gonna post something about Tupac, and your a so called fan, respect the man your talking about. Most important of all respect yourself. Ignorance is not bliss.

  • CentralCaliBOy

    PAC had love for the east coast thats y red & meth was on the ALL eyes on my album and the outlawz is from new jersey! he jus didnt fuck with BAD Boy “as a staff record label and as a mutha fuckin crew!” haha

  • hertzeez

    Makaveli RIP.
    U r the GOAT.
    What u did in 5yrs, these bitch made niggaz(jay,nas etc) cant do it in a lifetime.
    We miss u.

    • 40 Side

      Hold up Nigga I understand you being a Pac Fan Im one myself but don’t get ahead of yourself talking about God son like that Nas would rap Circles Around Pac Not saying Pac isn’t a Legendary Mc But Don’t Down Talk Another Legend Like that

      • KILL THAT BS

        IN WHAT WORLD ARE YOU LIVING IN..NAS CANT SEE PAC WITH THE LIGHTS ON. KILL THAT SHIT LIKE A FUNERAL

        • You kill that BS

          I agree with the God 40 side Did you say That Nas couldn’t see pac with the Lights on What kind of pills you poppin God I mean You Pac Fans Are Sick Is 2pac shakur the better rapper because of his skill or Because he Doesn’t have a pulse Lets Be honest God Pac Was great No doubt Just Not Better Than Than God Son Oh yea just to quote Nasty himself “Fake thug, no love, you get the slug, CB4 Gusto
          Your luck low, I didn’t know til I was drunk though
          You freak niggaz played out, get fucked and ate out
          Prostitute turned bitch, I got the gauge out”

  • Andrew

    Yall pathetic… Sayin XXL in New York & can’t talk bout Pac. Pac woulda wanted everyone to be cool with each other. RIP Pac & BIG. Glad XXL doin this

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  • owl

    “” in addition to hosting 2Pac’s Greatest Song Tournament in an effort to crown the prolific rapper’s best track.”"

    Impossible to do because there are so many good tracks. And then there’s the songs that came after his death which alot of the beats were changed and to be honest they blow hard, some are great but if you have the bootlegs before the albums then you know what I mean. example, “when thugz cry” off the album “until the end of time” has a different beat to the bootleg version andit sucks but get the bootleg version and to me its a top ten from him, but again to many to say.

    suck it up and roll with it

  • Sphinx

    You guys should really let Tupac rest in peace, and find some other way to get views on your page. this is a disgusting perversion , and one reason why i would never want to become a rapper .

  • Buizzy

    MAKAVELI lives on and it’s time hiphop and music honoured the man. I mean an hour in music without a 2 pac bar is a hit track lost.

  • Slim Alex (Queens New York)

    rip tupac
    wish you was alive so gucci mane lil wayne rick ross and other fake rappers would be working in GAP

  • memo

    hail mary no1

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