Today Marks the 15th Anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s DeathSeptember 13, 2011 1 Comment
Today, September 13, 2011, marks the 15th anniversary of the passing of Tupac Shakur: rapper, poet and social justice activist. On September 13, 1996, the world lost the greatest rap artist that the world had ever known, devastating a generation of fans around the globe.
Tupac Shakur has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide since his death, with 7 of his albums, filled with new material, being released posthumously. College courses are being taught on Shakur’s poetry and rap music, and countless artists continue to try to re-capture Tupac Shakur’s magic on the mic. Last year Shakur’s hit single, “Dear Mama,” was inducted into the Library of Congress on Mother’s Day.
On September 13, 1996 Tupac Shakur died in a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital from complications he sustained from a gun shot wound that traveled from the late artist’s hip up into his lung. Tupac Shakur’s murder was never solved, but is suspected to be connected to the world that Marion “Suge” Knight inhabited and Knight’s affiliation with the Los Angeles Bloods gang.
Since Tupac Shakur’s untimely passing, his mother Afeni Shakur-Davis has built a thriving foundation in her late son’s name: Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and the Tupac Shakur Center for the Arts located in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
In rememberance of Shakur on the 15th anniversary of his passing, “The Shakur Estate and Universal Music Enterprises are welcoming all fans of 2Pac and rap music to remember the life of a great man whose works and spirit have touched the world. From September 13, through September 18, 2pac.com, the official site of the Shakur Estate, will be featuring articles about 2Pac’s work, a video about his life and, of course, the music that has touched so many.
“It was Tupac’s greatest wish to inspire minds and spark the ideas that would change the world. It is the greatest privilege of 2pac.com and Universal Music Enterprises to keep his music and message available to all,” according to Universal Music Enterprises.
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