Happy Birthday, Tupac Shakur!
Today, June 16, should be considered a hip-hop holiday! Tupac Shakur, who would have been 47 today, single-handedly ousted any doubt about his legacy by constantly being in the studio and churning out plenty of hit records. The rapper's unblemished body of work has not only garnered him respect from his former colleagues, but also reputable figures all around the world. Throughout the course of his career, the rapper sold over 75 million records with projects like All Eyez On Me, Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory and more.
Records like "Changes," "Dear Mama" and "Keep Ya Head Up" conveyed Pac's undeniable candor, while stamping him as the indisputable leader in hip-hop. Still, Pac always knew how to party. Records like "I Get Around" and "California Love" showcased Pac's ability to sit back and have a good time.
Besides crushing his competitors musically, Pac also made his presence felt through his acting. Movies like Poetic Justice, Above The Rim and Juice left many in awe of his powerful on-screen performances.
Despite being killed at the tender age of 25, Tupac's legacy still resonates today, as he is widely considered the best rapper to ever do it. Hollywood has attempted to immortalize 'Pac with the biopic All Eyez on Me with director Benny Boom at the helm and actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. playing the role of the great one. The film is out now in theaters nationwide and definitely is not to be missed.
Happy Birthday, Tupac!
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