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Rare Photo of Tupac Shakur on Roller Coaster Up for Auction

June 11, 2015

In 1992, the year after releasing his debut studio album, 2Pacalypse Now, Tupac Shakur decided to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. After waiting in line, he strapped into the Viper roller coaster, which automatically...

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Marco Rubio Declares Allegiance to West Coast Rap

June 6, 2015

Marco Rubio is well known for his love of hip-hop, so the Republican primary candidate was given the opportunity to expound on the subject of "modern-day poets" during a visit to the Fox News talk show Outnumbered on Thursday. After some discussion...

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Tupac Shakur Video Director Seeking Funds for Rapper Biopic

May 18, 2015

A filmmaker who was with Tupac Shakur at the time he was shot is now seeking funds to make a movie about the rapper's final week. Director Gobi M. Rahimi – who helmed the music videos for "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," among...

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New Tupac Biopic 'On Hold,' Says Director John Singleton

April 3, 2015

Filmmaker John Singleton has put his long-in-the-works Tupac Shakur biopic "on hold," at least on his end. "I'm putting my involvement on hold right now because we're trying to figure out some things," he recently told XXL. "I got a script and I got...

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Madonna on 'Howard Stern': 10 Things We Learned

March 12, 2015

UPDATE: Video highlights from Madonna's appearance The Howard Stern Show are now available on Howard Stern's YouTube channel. The visual offers a glimpse at Madonna's reaction to some of Stern's more probing questions on her love life. "I...

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25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

February 4, 2015

On February 8th, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Björk (13) and Snoop Dogg and Brian McKnight (16 each), neither...

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Tupac Recalls Being 'In the Midst of War' in Lost Interview

January 15, 2015

A little over two weeks before his death, Tupac Shakur said he was "in the midst of war" during a junket with his fellow Gang Related actor Jim Belushi. The previously unreleased interview – which took place on August 27th, 1996, 18 days...

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John Singleton Exits Tupac Shakur Biopic

April 9, 2015

Less than a week after filmmaker John Singleton said the long-in-the-works Tupac Shakur biopic was "on hold," the director has severed his ties to the film. He addressed his exit on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of an article claiming that director...

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New Tupac Music From the Vaults Headed for Release

March 27, 2015

Previously unreleased recordings by Tupac Shakur will come out as new releases now that a new company has begun handling the late rapper's estate. Shakur's mother, Afeni, has been working with JAM, Inc. since 2013, according to Billboard, and has given...

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Unearthed Tupac Letter Reveals Planned All-Star Collab Album

February 6, 2015

Tupac Shakur is one of the most revered rappers to ever live – and as he proved on legendary tracks like the Dr. Dre-assisted "California Love," he was also a brilliant collaborator. But his most mind-blowing alliance never came to fruition: In...

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Tupac Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum

January 16, 2015

Tupac Shakur's clothing, lyrics and other personal effects will be on display at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum beginning next month as part of a special exhibit, "All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur." It will cover the rapper's entire career, from...

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production in June

January 13, 2015

A long-delayed Tupac Shakur biopic will begin shooting in June, according to the film's producer, Randall Emmett. "The script is great and we're ready to make the movie," he recently told Collider. "We're just prepping the logistics." Emmett...

2014

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How Did One Toy Company Take Over 'Pop' Culture?

November 12, 2014

Brian Mariotti's office is absolutely crawling with toys. Recognizable characters from Star Wars, Marvel and DC Comics, My Little Pony and the TV show Arrested Development line the shelves and litter the floors. But among all those items, one relatively...

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Tupac Shakur Musical to Close

July 15, 2014

Broadway's first hip-hop jukebox musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me – which was based on the poetry and music of Tupac Shakur and featured more than 20 of the prolific rapper's songs – will close on July 20th. The musical had a lifespan of less...

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Tupac's Murder Examined in New Doc

July 2, 2014

Close to two decades after Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds following an altercation in Las Vegas, his death remains shrouded in mystery. A segment of the upcoming three-night, six-hour National Geographic Channel documentary The '90s: The Last Great...

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Beyonce Drops June Birthdays Playlist Featuring Kanye West, Solange

June 11, 2014

It turns out a lot of great artists have birthdays in June, as exemplified by, of all people, Beyoncé. The singer curated a playlist and posted it to her website, writing, "Enjoy this playlist in celebration of some of the great...

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Mike D Explains the Tupac-Biggie Feud

July 29, 2014

Nearly two decades after a coastal feud left Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. dead, the Beastie Boys' Mike D is still trying to make sense of it. "It still boggles my mind," he told Vanity Fair in the interview below. "It escalated so fast." Tupac's...

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CIA Makes Joke About Tupac's Murder on Twitter

July 8, 2014

The CIA has put its foot down on one of music's biggest mysteries, offering the most definitive (maybe) answer a top-secret intelligence agency can give on matters involving the whereabouts of one of the most beloved smooth operatives: "No, we don't know...

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Read Tupac Shakur's Heartfelt Letter to Public Enemy's Chuck D

June 23, 2014

Chuck D has shared a letter that Tupac Shakur wrote to him detailing the respect he had for the Public Enemy emcee. In his tweet, Chuck wrote, "Letter from Pac, but you should have seen mine."  50 Cent Explains Why Tupac Shakur Is One of Rolling...

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Hip-Hop's First Jukebox Musical Debuts: Tupac's 'Holler'

June 9, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me is the first hip-hop jukebox musical in Broadway history — and possibly the first in theater history — a genre that's been kind to Abba, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Green Day and Fela Kuti. There isn't a single...

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