Tupac Shakur or just 2pac is a very iconic rapper of the 90s. Coming from East Harlem Lesane Parish Crooks (birth name) had a rough childhood as a lot of his family was going in and out of prison. It wasn't till his family moved to California that he started to make a difference. He wanted to rap about his reality and the reality of so many others without sugar coating it or making it seem nice. He died at the age of 25 and even though he died so young he was said to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. To me, he is an inspiration in a way that he stood up for himself and his people. He gave the silent a voice and the music he produced was played globally. Other rappers like NWA or Snoop Dogg or even his record label Death Row help make that difference too. Yes he did have flaws and he also went in and out of prison for making dumb decisions but the impact he made on the music industry and in american culture was huge and he will still be influencing rappers and other artists even today.
The picture to the right is from the Rolling Stones and with the link that I am going to put in will be Snoop Dogg talking on Tupac's behalf as he gets inducted to the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Snoop Dogg gives his personal insight on how he met 2Pac and how they bonded as friends and artists. Right now Snoop Dogg is still one of the biggest and best rappers that have been around for a long time. He has witnessed a lot and also been through a lot as well and it's very cool to see him talking about another artist like they were brothers.
In the next link that I will share is a biography on 2Pac. This sight tells you about his records, his offenses, he childhood, and who he is today. It also answers a lot of common questions that comes up when people talk about him. The famous question "Is Tupac still alive?" is also answered on there as well.
Even though Tupac has been gone for a while, his music and other products are still being sold. 2Pac.com still has a big collection of T-shirts, hats, journal and even records. This sight also has stories of parts of Tupac's life like how his earlier songs were not actually songs they were poems and it shows us that. It also shows every song and album that he had and you can go listen to them and buy them.
Overall, Tupac Shakur is and still will be one of the best rappers, actor, and artist of all time.