R.I.P. Afeni Shakur

Earlier today, the hip hop world lost a strong woman and one of, if not the biggest, influence on Tupac Shakur — his mother, Afeni. She was 69 years old.

No doubt this stirs memories of “Dear Mama”, but for any close ‘Pac fan, you know greater the impact that Afeni, a former Black Panther, has had on young Tupac. He’s said as much in countless interviews.

Today, the hip hop world poured some heartfelt tributes. Here’s a collection of them along with a couple of videos to celebrate.

Throwback: Eminem’s handwritten letter/drawing to Afeni Shakur after producing the Tupac: Resurrection album.



You are appreciated…!