Hear Megafan Kxng Crooked's 2Pac Playlist

May 9, 2016

Kxng Crooked has always had immense respect for Tupac Shakur, whom Crooked has called both the "one of the realest storytellers that can touch your soul" and the "greatest of all time." The rapper, who is a member of Slaughterhouse and previously went...


Afeni Shakur, Activist and Tupac Shakur's Mother, Dead at 69

May 3, 2016

Afeni Shakur Davis, former Black Panther, political activist and the mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur, died Monday at a hospital near her home in Sausalito, California. She was 69. The Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed Shakur's death on...


Tupac Shakur's Lyrics-Filled Notebooks Headed to Auction

March 7, 2016

Three notebooks owned by Tupac Shakur, each containing handwritten lyrics, music video ideas and other notes by the rapper, are set to hit the auction block. Moments in Time, the same memorabilia seller that auctioned off Shakur's five-page prison letter...


Tim Roth, Tupac Recorded Together at Death Row Records

January 12, 2016

Tupac took Tim Roth to Death Row Records to lay down a few tracks while the pair were filming their 1997 movie, Gridlock'd, the actor recalled on The Late Late Show With James Corden Monday. Despite the ridiculousness of the story, Roth...



Tupac Shakur Biopic Recruits New Director

November 30, 2015

Eight months after director John Singleton parted ways with the Tupac Shakur biopic – and just a month after his replacement Carl Franklin quietly stepped away from the film – producers have recruited another director to helm the...


Eminem on Tupac: 'He Was a Superstar in Every Aspect'

October 8, 2015

Eminem continued Paper magazine's three-part tribute to late hip-hop greats with an ode to the musical versatility and emotional depth of Tupac: "He was taking things further than a lot of rappers at the time — pushing it to the next level...


Kendrick Lamar Pens Touching Tupac Shakur Tribute

September 13, 2015

September 13th marked the 19th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur, and to commemorate the rapper, Kendrick Lamar, one of the "offspring of the legacy" Shakur left behind, penned a touching tribute on 2Pac's official site. "I was 8 yrs old...


Read Eminem's Sentimental Letter to Tupac's Mother

July 14, 2015

In an undated letter after Eminem broke out, the rapper penned a heartfelt letter to Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mom, and enclosed a drawing he'd made of the "California Love" rapper. "When I was feeling at my 'worst' (before fame, before Dre), I knew I could...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Watch Mike Tyson Talk Meeting Tupac Shakur for First Time

November 4, 2015

Mike Tyson detailed the genesis of his friendship with Tupac Shakur in a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. The last time the boxer saw the rapper, it was September 7th, 1996 prior to his boxing match in Las Vegas; hours later, Shakur was shot....


Tupac Shakur's Earnest 1995 Prison Letter Selling for $225K

October 5, 2015

A handwritten five-page letter penned by Tupac Shakur while incarcerated in 1995 is now being offered with a $225,000 asking price. Memorabilia sellers Moments in Time are selling the letter, which the late rapper wrote to former Death Row employee...


Russell Poole, Notorious B.I.G. Murder Investigator, Dead

August 20, 2015

Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles Police Department detective who was the main investigator in the March 9th, 1997 shooting death of the Notorious B.I.G., died suddenly Wednesday. Poole reportedly suffered a heart attack while meeting with the Los...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...