YG CALLS MOZZY THE ‘NEW 2PAC’/MASTER P OUTWORKS TUPAC

The lore surrounding 2Pac endures. As the 25th anniversary of the rapper’s death approaches, more stories surrounding his life and legacy are coming around, even as the next generation prepares to anoint the “next” versions of him.   In a recent interview on Allison Kugel’s Allison Interviews podcast, rap mogul Master P detailed his early interactions with Pac, including how he had to push harder than a West Coast legend in order to succeed in Hip Hop after originally opening up for him.   “I was living on the West Coast and I had…

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The Mob Museum to host 25th anniversary event on murder of Tupac Shakur

The Mob Museum will host a special program marking 25 years since the murder of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas.   The special program, “One Night in Las Vegas: The 25th Anniversary of the Tupac Shakur Murder,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m.   Shakur was shot on Koval Lane near the Las Vegas Strip after he attended a fight between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon on Sept. 7, 1996. He died at a hospital six days later, and the case is still considered unsolved.   The Mob Museum…

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Nas Reveals Jay-Z Said He Was Better Than Biggie And That Tupac And DMX Were Not Lyricists

  After an unreleased Nas track dissing Tupac was unearthed last week, many rap historians and critics have revisited the battle for New York City rap supremacy in which Nas was a contender during the late ’90s and early aughts. In addition to Nas, the other key players were Jay- Z and DMX, who also had their own subtle rivalry dating back to their mid-’90s rhyme war in a Bronx pool hall.   Now a 2001 Nas interview with FELON Magazine has resurfaced and is shedding new light on one of the most creative and competitive eras in hip-hop’s…

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Nas Disses 2Pac in Newly Surfaced Never-Released Track

  An unreleased Nas track called “Real N***as” recently surfaced online where Nas dissed 2Pac. Halfway through the track, Nas raps, “From tube-socks in Timbs to blue rocks and Benz / Who got the ends, the type of n***a 2Pac pretends/To all n****s who shine, guess who got revenge / I won’t showboat, my flow choke you.” Last year, Nas opened up about 2Pac confronting him about a suspected diss on “The Message,” as the Queensbridge rapper told Ebro in the Morning, “He explained that he thought I was dissing him…

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Kurupt Calls Out Adam22 for 2Pac and XXXTentacion Comparison

  Kurupt asked Adam22 what about XXXTentacion reminded him of 2 Pac. From there, Adam22 started to say it was the fans’ visceral emotion and reaction to XXXTentacion’s music before Kurupt cut him off and said, “Did you know Tupac?” Adam responded, “no,” which led Kurupt to say, “How you gon’ say cuz is like Pac and you don’t even know cuz?” Adam tried to explain more before Kurupt said, “Exactly cuz, f**k all that. You don’t even know cuz. Don’t say somebody is like somebody you don’t know.” The…

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Miss Jones Implies She Had a Threesome with 2Pac and Monie Love

  Legendary radio personality Miss Jones was the most recent guest on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s “Drink Champs.” In addition to speaking on her career and experiences as the first Black woman to host Morning Radio on a Hip Hop radio format, she also told a story that may be another chapter in Tupac’s noteworthy love life. Miss Jones described being at a party with rapper Monie Love when they were both spotted by the late rapper. While Monie Love has been linked to Tupac in the past, Miss Jones…

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YOUNG NOBLE MEMBER OF 2PAC’S OUTLAWZ SUFFERS MASSIVE HEART ATTACK 

A founding member of 2Pac affiliates The Outlawz has suffered a massive heart attack. On Sunday (May 23), Young Noble took to Instagram to reveal he was on the road to recovery after the stressful medical emergency. “Thank you to all my luved ones who been praying for me,” the 43-year-old rapper wrote. “I had 1 of the worst days of my life yesterday I had a serious heart attack but God is too good & the amazing doctors brung me back an they getting me right.” Young Noble explained he was taking…

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MUSIC IS THE WEAPON: AN INTERVIEW WITH WORDSMITH I1MASTERKEY

By JR Valrey “Music is the weapon of the future, music is the weapon of progressives, music is the weapon of the givers of life” – Fela Anikulapo Kuti Conscious music has been a part of our struggle and movement for self-determination since the beginning, when some of our enslaved ancestors would sing slave hymns on the plantations, which really doubled as maps and battle plans to free ourselves.  The rhythm and the word, has been some of the purest teachers that we have been able to learn from, because…

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