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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Whats Your Favorite Tupac Track?


Tupac may be long gone, but his music still lives within us. Fans of the late great Tupac still support his music. This is including the younger generation also.

2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper, writer, and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. His lyrics were poetry and rhymes were heart felt.

Tupac Shakur was an American rapper and actor who came to embody the 1990s gangsta-rap aesthetic, and who in death became an icon.

The Wrap-Up Magazine has enlisted Tupac into there Fans Favorites sections of the blog. This is the official poll on fans most favorite song from Tupac. Leave your comments below!


Fans have so far chosen "Changes" as Tupac most loved track. What do you think? Do members of the Wrap-Up Magazine got it right?

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Friday, March 8, 2019

What If Biggie and Tupac Were Still Alive?


If Biggie and Tupac were still alive, would half the rappers that's in the music industry be there? Would Jay-Z or Nas gotten as far as they did?

What if both artist would be less relevant if they were alive? Many say their deaths cause the impact of there music being as great as it is, but I feel otherwise.

Tupac's All Eyez on Me album was one of the greatest albums of the 90's if you ask me. All cultures was buying this album and it sold through the roof. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, so think how many it would be if he never was killed.

Death sells records. As sales of posthumous albums by murdered stars the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and Selena have shown, it is increasingly easy to become No. 1 with a bullet.

For instance, the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death" album, released just two weeks after B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace, a k a Biggie Smalls) was gunned down in Los Angeles, sold 685,000 copies the first week.

In the week after Smalls's death, about 10,000 copies of his 1994 debut, "Ready to Die," were sold, now compare that to Tupac Shakur, who sold 67,000 records in the week following his murder.

Would Tupac and Biggie be considered GOAT rappers if they weren’t killed? What if they were still alive today, would there be mumble rappers? Just think. would the industry have to search so hard for that next big hit? Would album sales have fallen?

Do you think Tupac and Biggie would have settled the beef? How much would be different? Would they still be remembered and praised the same way they are now?


Monday, October 1, 2018

Unreleased Tupac Tracks To Be Released

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According to reports, the estate of the late Tupac Shakur has finally settled a lawsuit with Death Row Records that went on for five years. As a result, the estate is set to release some new work from the rapper.

Court documents noted that Tupac’s estate filed documents saying that both sides have agreed on the matter this week. The suit was filed by Afeni Shakur—Tupac’s mother. She passed away during the process of this suit, but the case still pushed on.

According to The Blast, there is enough material available to put out at least three albums from the late rapper.

Why 2Pac Should Be In Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Spice 1 - Black Lambo

 

Multi-platinum-selling hip-hop legend drops hot new summer hit ‘Black Lambo’ 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Do you know who rapper Spice 1 is? If not, you should. His musical resume speaks loudlyfor itself. Anyone who knows anything about the history of hip-hop recognizes his significance to the game – and they recognize it immediately. In fact, his first album on Jive sold 900K copies with Spice 1 alone (no features). He never accepts defeat … in any form.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Is "Juice" Tupac's Best Movie?


Twenty-five years after its theatrical debut, 'Juice' remains a cult classic film thanks to the brilliance of Tupac Shakur and the the film in general. Juice is a classic 90s Hip Hop film. It follows four friends Tupac, Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain in Harlem with plenty of cameos.

The film is the writing and directing debut of Dickerson and features Shakur in his acting debut. The film was shot in New York City, mainly in the Harlem area, in 1991.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tupac Shakur's Enduring Legacy

Every since the status with Tupac getting the hall of fame, from then until now you hearing or seeing people from the hip hop world having they say so's about 2Pac. Salute to TI for keeping the hip hop community in check for disrespecting Tupac's legacy, Hip Hop DX exclusive speaks on the status of Tupac's legacy.

Monday, March 6, 2017

B.I.G. SUV Sells For $1.5 Million


One week after the BMW Tupac was shot in on the Vegas strip in 1996 was put on the market for $1.5 million, the SUV Biggie was murdered in in 1997 went up for sale for the same cost.

On Thursday, March 2, it was announced that the sale of the green GMC Suburban the Brooklyn rapper was riding shotgun in when a gunman pulled up alongside the vehicle and took his life in L.A. in 1997, has gone public. Its current owner divulged to TMZ that it was in seeing the price Tupac's car was valued at that she decided to test the market as well.

The owner originally came into possession of the vehicle seven months after B.I.G's murder on March 9 of that year. Intriguingly, she says that the family wasn't even aware of the Suburban's history until 2005, when a detective contacted them to request it as evidence in the rapper's wrongful death trial.

A brand new purchase of the same '97 model today would run a buyer a mere $2,000. But the historical value it now attains is unquestionable with hip hop's rise to rock and roll fame over the past two decades. The passenger seat belt still has a bullet hole in it, to boot. The BMW 750IL Pac was shot in also still had markings of the bullets sprayed into the car, with an indentation in the license plate as well as the door panel. In contrast to the history of the SUV though, Tupac's Beemer has changed hands several times since his shooting.

The Notorious One was gunned down after leaving an industry party in L.A. only six months after Tupac's dramatic death. The fact that his life was stopped on the West Coast, following a public rap beef that was sensationalized by the media as an East vs. West, rivalry has brought the incident to survive with a lasting allure, encapsulated by the time that it took place.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Why 2Pac Should Be In Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame


This had been a debated decision all over the globe. +Tupac Shakur has been inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. Tupac "2Pac" Shakur will be officially inducted in April 2017 as part of the incoming class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

As far as his music, his lyrics was not the same as the hip-hop you get today. Twenty years after his death following a drive-by shooting, Tupac's influence is nearly as great as it was in life. Hundreds of posthumous recordings have been released, and he's shaped a generation of rappers who came after him.

Tupac pioneered hip hop’s celebration of rags-to-riches success, its poetic lyricism and its political undercurrents, selling more than 75 million albums worldwide in the process.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2Pac's Godfather Speaks

Writer/educator and former Black Panther Party organizer Jamal Joseph sat down with AllHipHop.com to discuss the legacy of Tupac Shakur, in an interview released on the 20th anniversary of his death on [September 13]. Having been one of Shakur's mother Afeni's comrades, and an elder whom Pac referred to as "uncle," Joseph, 63, had been in regular communication with the late icon prior to his death.

One of the looming questions among followers, since the murder that claimed Shakur's life at the age of 25, has been whether his death was the result of the lifestyle connected to his raw music, or a conspiracy to rid him because of his potential to become a revolutionary leader. According to one particular conversation Joseph shared, Tupac was aware that adversaries would plot his assassination, and it had all to do with him embracing a role as the later.

"He said 'Uncle Jamal, I realized something.' He said 'They're going to kill me.' He said 'They have to kill me because I'm a Shakur. My choice is, do I go out like Tony Montana from Scarface, or do I go out like Malcolm X? And I want to go out like Malcolm X," Joseph recalled being told while visiting Pac in Bellevue Hospital, following the Quad Studios shooting in November of 1994.

Joseph recollects becoming aware that Tupac had been making transitions in his life, ranging from a steady weening from alcohol and smoking to shifting his focus away from music, towards film, and looking to depart soon from Death Row Records and step his entrepreneurship up before he met his fatal end. Then there was his vision to build gains in the community, with a vision for community centers and the promotion of his Code of THUG LIFE platform to help direct gangs on a path towards transformation for the sake of community empowerment. It was a document which Joseph says, parallels the Black Panther Party's 10-Point Program by which he, Afeni, and many other of Tupac's Predecessors followed; which Joseph believes made him a target.

"Did he record so many songs because he believed he was going to die? I actually believe he recorded those many songs because he believed he was going to live ... I think he wanted to satisfy his contract and just go 'I promised you this many albums, here you go. I'm going to build this company, I'm going to do that.' So I do believe that that moment changed," said Joseph. "But yes, I think he was targeted because he was a Shakur, and because they know connected with that name is not just the legacy, but the activism, and the ability to organize millions."

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Tupac vs Jay-Z - What Really Happened


Tupac didn’t have as big a feud with Jay Z as he did with The Notorious B.I.G., but the two were definitely at odds at one point.

2Pac's beef with JAY-Z started after 2Pac heard the rumor that JAY-Z was dissing the West Coast. After 2Pac recorded his verses for "Hit 'Em Up" he added a message at the end of the song.
He was dissing JAY-Z before he took it off the record.

2Pac wanted to hear JAY-Z' album "Reasonable Doubt" before he decided to diss him.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Understanding #MoviesWeLove Menace II Society


Menace II Society is much more than your typical hood movie. Caine narrates the story of his life, explaining how after the riots, drugs came into effect, and affected his home life as a child.

Tupac Shakur was originally supposed to play a role in the film but was fired by Allen Hughes, apparently because Tupac was causing problems on the set. Things later escalated on the set of a music video, when members of Tupac's entourage were found beating up on Allen Hughes.

Menace 2 Society is about a young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. In an unflinching look at the mean streets of the contemporary urban American ghetto, a Black youth--despite his dreams for a better life--ultimately succumbs to the cycle of violence that pervades his community.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. 

After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.

Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.

Friday, November 29, 2019

#Movieswelove Gang Related by Tupac Shakur #NowPlaying


After murdering drug dealers and then selling their narcotics, two cops Divinci (James Belushi) and Rodriguez (Tupac Shakur) accidentally kill an undercover DEA agent, and soon after the murder, the dead man's partner, Simms (Gary Cole), comes calling.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Psychic Medium and Master Astrologer Talks Tupac Shakur


Here is the best theory I have heard to date on the lifestyle of Tupac. I can agree with 95% of all that is being said in this video. This video portray's 100% the lifestyle I saw 2Pac as and how it went down. Watch the video below!


More:

Whats Your Favorite Tupac Track?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Erotic Drawing Of 2Pac Sold for $21K


Artwork that 2Pac made behind bars for his then-girlfriend Desiree Smith was up for auction. Steiner Auctions is behind the sale of the rare drawing, which shows 2Pac having sex with Smith with the message, 'Missing You Deeply" scrolled across the top. 

The late rapper made the drawing for Smith while locked up at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY in 1995.

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The x-rated drawing that the multi talented Tupac Shakur made for his girlfriend while in prison back in 1995 was recently auctioned off for $21,155.75. TMZ reports a wealthy man in his 60s put in the final bid to secure the drawing of Pac with then-girlfriend Desiree Smith. The art piece also included a hand decorated envelope along with a love letter addressed to Smith.

Tupac had sex on the brain when he was locked up, because his rare hand-drawn love letter to his girlfriend is hitting the auction block ... and the images are extra erotic!!!


Pac was probably humming "How Do U Want It" when he was drafting up this card from jail, because the drawings show him and his girl, Desiree Smith, GETTING IT ON!

Tupac gets kinda mushy with his words, telling Desiree he loves her and misses her deeply (pun surely intended).

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith On 2pac Movie

Jada Pinkett Smith speaks her thoughts on the new Tupac Movie said it's full of lies and full of jokes, and gives you more details of why she said what she said on Complex.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tupac's BMW Sold For $1.5 Million

The liquidation of Tupac Shakur's estate continues as it has been announced that the very vehicle he was shot in on September 7, 1996, is now up for sale for $1.5 million.

Photos, news clippings and video from the night Shakur was gunned down while riding shotgun alongside Suge Knight on the Vegas Strip, have forever encapsulated the image of the bloody scene. The BMW 750IL brings the historical value of the rap great's final days as it still bears the markings of bullets. Although the car has been restored, indentations remain on the license plate, and inside the door panels.

Records reveal that the Beemer has changed hands several times since the incident two decades ago. It was initially impounded and sold by the Vegas Police Department. Now it sits at an auction house with more than 90k miles on it. Just last year Tupac's vintage Hummer H1 sold for nearly $340,000.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Thug Misses - 99 U Ain’t 1

Thug Misses pops off like a little gun while rapping on hot new single ’99 U Ain’t 1’

VALLEJO, CA – As a half-Black, half-Latina female artist trying to make her way in the music industry, Camille “Thug Misses” Carlos has faced her fair share of challenges. Like a lot of other women in the industry – especially those within the hip-hop genre – she feels like she hasn’t always gotten the credit she deserves. That’s not to say she’s proud or even bitter about some of the things she’s missed out on throughout her career – in fact, she’s quite humbled by the opportunities she’s been given. But to say that it’s been effortless and without challenge is inaccurate. She’s overcome a lot of adversity as a woman in the industry, which she chronicles on her latest hit single “99 U Ain’t 1.”

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History

 


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.


Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.


Take this journey with me into the world of hip hop as we define all the odds to our culture. Note: When I mention hip hop, I don't mean rap music. They do not fit into the same category as each other.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

G. Battles - Mind Of A Champion @g_battles


G. Battles' latest single titled, "Mind Of A Champion", produced by Brockett Parsons whom is the pianist for Lady Gaga.

Inspired by the adversity faced by young rapper G. Battles, his latest single 'Mind of a Champion'is a triumphant achievement.

A collaboration with singer Aloe Joel, the track received interest from Storm (from Tupac Shakur's group; The Outlawz) who has a guest feature on the second verse. A personal achievement for a life long Tupac fan, 'Mind of a Champion' is a triumphant declaration of positivity and self-confidence from G. Battles.

Since starting his career as a solo rapper, G. Battles has received support from Snoop Dogg and Rappin' 4Tay who took G. Battles on tour. His music has also been used in high profile TV shows such as "The Pitch" and "Shameless". His hard work and determination has led him to be noticed by some of the top in the game, including Rick Ross and Spice 1.

Listen to more of G. Battles via Spotify


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