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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...



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...


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...