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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


Hear Three Tracks From the Tupac Shakur Musical

May 30, 2014

It was just under a year ago that we first reported that a Tupac Shakur musical was in the works. Back in April, it was revealed that singer/poet Saul Williams was cast in the musical, and with Holler If Ya Hear Me set to start preview performances next...


Kendrick Lamar Spreads 'California Love'

May 2, 2014

NBC's inaugural iHeartMusic Awards, held Thursday night at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, united pop music royalty from across the country. But it was a local rapper who brought the evening's truest passion, as Compton-raised Kendrick Lamar unleashed...


M.I.A., Janelle Monae to Duet New Songs Via Holograms

April 3, 2014

M.I.A. and Janelle Monae are set to blow some minds Thursday night when they not only debut two new duets, but perform them together while on two separate coasts via the technological power/wizardry of holograms, Pitchfork reports. Find Out Which Artists...


Long-Delayed Tupac Biopic Finds a Director

February 12, 2014

After endless false starts and legal battles, the long-awaited Tupac Shakur biopic is finally being resurrected. According to Variety, the as-yet-untitled project will be written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Tupac's Final Words: 'F-ck You'

May 23, 2014

The first police officer at the scene of Tupac Shakur's 1996 drive-by murder has revealed the last words spoken by the late rap legend. And they're not exactly peaceful.  "He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened...


Saul Williams to Star in Tupac-Inspired Musical

April 7, 2014

Actor, poet, artist and musician Saul Williams will star in a new Broadway musical based on the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, Holler If Ya Hear Me, which begins preview performances on May 29th and opens on June 19th at the Palace Theatre. Find Out Where Tupac...


Kurt Cobain, John Lennon in Dutch Beer Ad

March 25, 2014

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of Clydesdales debating those twins. The spot posits the idea that Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur,...