Sunday, September 13, 2015

RIP Tupac Amaru Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur
Nineteen years ago, a legend of Hip Hop was shot down. Tupac Amaru Shakur was murdered and the reason why remains mysterious and opened to numerous theories.
One thing is sure, on September, 13th of 1996, one of the greatest and clever artist from Hip-Hop culture and beyond has ever had. His death was a huge loss.
If you don't know a lot about what's behind hiw music, you can learn a lot online. His story, his music, his acting, his death...
My favorite documentary is so far a French one by Karl Zero : Tupac, L'Assassinat D'Une Icône (if you happen to understand French). There's so many in English, I can't even recommend one.

Although he died before the existence of most of it (not to say any of it), he has a presence on social networks. His Facebook Page is pretty much active. I've just discovered they were organizing "2Pac's Social Media Exhibit". A way to pay hommage to TuPac's legacy on his death anniversary. Anyone can submit his artwork through social media tagging 2pac on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #2PacArt. The Estate Of Tupac will then choose the one that will be exposed on the official networks profiles.
There's also a website with a commercial campaign (?!) for Powerade, inspired by Tupac's "Rose From Concrete". I was a bit deceived it was just a commercial but that's good. Kind of inspiring though, but that's a trend in commercial anyway.

Here's a couple of interview that I think show how special and smart the man was, since an early age.
But music first. Let me share with you his beautiful "Dear Mama", one of my favorite track by him.


RIP Tupac, you're remembered.

If you want to check out his social networks, here's the list :
2Pac's Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

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