Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur Way: California city to name street after iconic rapper
Shakur lived in Oakland in the early 1990s and has other connections to the city, including filming a video there

Abené Clayton

19, May, 2023 @12:04 AM

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Sampa the Great: Changes by 2Pac is the most perfect song of all time
When Zambian-born rapper Sampa Tembo was navigating her early career in Australia, Tupac Shakur’s posthumous hit became a guiding light

Sampa Tembo, as told to Janine Israel

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘A whole village destroyed with one shot’: how PnB Rock’s murder shook hip-hop
The emcee was fatally shot in Los Angeles, joining a list of rappers murdered in the City of Angels

Andrew Lawrence

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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He’s Dead review – was Tupac Shakur depressed?
Inspired by the pain that is audible behind the machismo of the rapper’s music, Malik Nashad Sharpe has created an intriguing show

Lyndsey Winship

18, Mar, 2022 @11:06 AM

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Kabul to California: how the ‘hip-hop family’ mobilised for young Afghans
With breakdancers, artists and parkourists facing a bleak future under the Taliban, a global network stepped in to help, drawing on the activist spirit of rap culture

Lizzy Davies

21, Feb, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie and Tupac review – a rueful return to Death Row
Nick Broomfield revisits the deadly hip-hop beef he covered in 2002’s Biggie and Tupac and uncovers deeper truths about America

Phil Harrison

19, Sep, 2021 @9:45 PM

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Last Man Standing review – Biggie and Tupac murder case reinvestigated
Nick Broomfield returns to the deaths of the two titans of 90s gangsta rap, and the disturbing influence of record label boss Suge Knight

Peter Bradshaw

30, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur review – hip-hop’s greatest method actor
Despite lacking the vitality of the best oral histories, Sheldon Pearce’s book illuminates the turning points in a life cut painfully short

Dorian Lynskey

29, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tupac Shakur bares his torso: Danny Clinch's best photograph
‘When he changed his top, I saw his tattoos and said: “Oh man, we should try something without your shirt on”’

Interview by Daniel Dylan Wray

13, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction
Sotheby’s hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2020 @9:05 AM

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Tupac Shakur letters and Notorious BIG's crown up for auction at Sotheby's
Auction house’s first hip-hop-themed sale to offer introspective look at rap icons

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

26, Aug, 2020 @1:26 PM

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Experience: I was Tupac Shakur's pen pal
In Barnsley, the phone rang and a voice said, ‘It’s Tupac. You sent me a copy of your fly-ass magazine’

Nina Bhadreshwar

31, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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