Throwback Tuesday: 2pac- Life Goes On
September 6, 1996 Tupac Shakur was shot after a Tyson fight in Las Vegas. Seven days later, on September 13, 1996 he passed away. It’s been 15 years today.
Not only did he make everlasting music when he was alive, but continued that level of excellence even after his death! With 9 posthumous albums, including 3 of them reaching number 1 on US charts, 2pac shows that he was relentless in the studio.
Many consider him the voice of a generation and I wouldn’t be one to argue that. His talents musically didn’t match the level of intelligence he truly had. The power he had with his words, the way he voiced his opinion no matter how blunt or possibly offending it may be, and the overall talent he had has a rapper, actor, poet, and as a human being is damn near unmatched to this day.
The irony in a lot of his songs, that led to his ultimate fate, goes to show that he knew he was a target. He knew that he was going to be someone that was loved by millions, and hated by just as many. Through all that, if somehow you don’t take anything from 2pac’s legacy, at least take these three words. Life goes on.
If he could speak to us right now you know he wouldn’t want us mourning him on this day. “Have a party at my funeral, let every rapper rock it.” That’s exactly how he would want it to go down. So everyone join me today by playing 2pac’s music all day long. And Pac, life has gone on my friend. And so have you.
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