2023 marks the 27th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, but for many it feels like just yesterday. In a musical career that lasted just five years and three studio albums before his death, this man, myth, and anti-hero left an indelible mark on hip-hop, the music industry, and the world. rice field. His words and philosophy are also taught at prestigious universities such as Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.
His musical message has managed to sell over 75 million albums, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His likeness appears on his T-shirts, posters, and every kind of merchandise imaginable, immortalizing him in the iconography of Pop-His culture. Regardless of how you feel about rap, Tupac’s accomplishments extend far beyond music.
Born to a Black Panther mother and raised in the scourge of revolution, Tupac played many roles throughout his life: son, brother, friend, protector, revolutionary, antagonist and hero. From being the first solo rapper inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to earning a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June 2023, he’s broken down barriers and earned accolades in every sphere he entered. On paper, it looked like he could have it all.
Celebrating Tupac’s enduring influence, Stacker looks at the life and death of a hip-hop legend. Using a variety of sources, including interviews, court documents, first-person testimony, and many more from the Hulu biopic Dear Mama, we bring you the legacy of the rapper-actor.