Michael Namikas

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editorial

On The 20th Anniversary Of Tupac Shakur’s Death, New Projects Reflect Continued Interest In His Music & Life

A comprehensive guide to the indulging in The Three R's of all things Tupac Amaru Shakur.

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editorial

All Eyez On Him: Celebrating 2Pac’s Magnum Opus

February 13, 2016 marks the 20 year anniversary of Tupac Shakur's legendary double disk. Author Michael Namikas delivers the retrospective.

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interview

Makaveli & Riskie: A Conversation with Death Row Graphic Artist Ronald “Riskie” Brent

Ronald "Riskie" Brent explains the happenings behind his iconic cover of Tupac's "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" on the classic album's 19th anniversary.

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editorial

"Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders" Seeks To Decode The Truth Behind The Crimes

On the 19th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's Las Vegas shooting, details around Hip Hop's most important unsolved murders remain in shadow.

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editorial

efiL4zaggiN: N.W.A.’s 4gotten Masterpiece

Turning a critical eye to N.W.A's underrated masterpiece.

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editorial

“Where Will I Be?” – Tupac Shakur On His 44th Birthday

Michael Namikas returns with an essay hypothesizing Tupac's life had he not passed away in 1996.

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editorial

(Im)mortal Men: Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, And The Pimping of Butterflies

Dissecting the Tupac Shakur allusions in Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly."

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editorial

2Pac's "Me Against The World:" A Retrospective

On the 20th Anniversary of Tupac Shakur's "Me Against The World," author Michael Namikas revisits the legacy of the fallen legend's breakthrough album.

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