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.
— THE OUTLAWZ (@TheOutlawz) May 3, 2016
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) May 3, 2016
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 3, 2016
R.I.P Afeni Shakur, thank you for your selfless contributions and blessings to the world. Love you forever unconditionally 🌹
— SKEPTA (@Skepta) May 3, 2016
Before any of us ever heard a Tupac track, Afeni Shakur was fighting for our freedom. Paid a heavy price. RIP Queen. pic.twitter.com/jluLp5ac1T
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 3, 2016
— downtowns sweetheart (@vashtie) May 3, 2016
— Pepa (@DaRealPepa) May 3, 2016
rest well Queen Afeni Shakur 💙
— Efuru (@JheneAiko) May 3, 2016
— Benny Boom (@superboom) May 3, 2016
Throwback: Eminem’s handwritten letter/drawing to Afeni Shakur after producing the Tupac: Resurrection album.
You are appreciated…!