[Editor's Note: In conjunction with the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death, XXL released an issue entirely dedicated to the rap icon in September 2011. One of the many stories, featured 61 rappers speaking on the impact 'Pac had on their careers. Here, XXL closes its week-long tribute to Tupac by revisiting this particular story. ]

*THESE QUOTES ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE 2011 SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF XXL*

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