Twenty years ago today, Hip Hop lost a legend. Tupac Amaru Shakur was pronounced dead on September 13, 1996, after being shot days earlier on the Las Vegas strip.
His music, poetry, acting and voice against social injustices served as an example for countless artists that came after him.
After being portrayed in the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Makaveli is set to get his own movie, All Eyez On Me. A new trailer for the film was released today in honor of the 20th anniversary of his passing.
Several took to social media today to pay tribute to the West Coast legend. Whether it was Public Enemy sharing a picture of Tupac with Chuck D, Paris reflecting on his time working with ‘Pac, or Tyga honoring his father figure, each person had fond memories.
— PUBLIC ENEMY (@PublicEnemyFTP) September 13, 2016
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 13, 2016
— TRINA (@TRINArockstarr) September 13, 2016
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 13, 2016
#twotweettuesday. This day in 1996, We said goodbye to a Cultural Hero. Long Live The Spirit of Tupac Amaru Shakur. Rap In Peace.
— DJ Quik (@djquik) September 13, 2016
— PARIS (@paris_gfr) September 13, 2016
On this day 20 years ago, the music world suffered a huge loss as Tupac Shakur passed away. pic.twitter.com/17dSpekQ5A
— Norm Kelly (@norm) September 13, 2016