I knew I could put that Tupac tape in, and suddenly, things weren’t so bad.
Thank Hip Hop Reddit once again for unearthing a very cool throwback that I don’t think many of us out there knew existed.
We did know the influence that 2Pac has had on Eminem as the living legend saluted 2Pac on record before, in interviews, and executive produced the Tupac: Resurrection Soundtrack (superb).
But now, we see an emotional letter that Eminem penned to Afeni Shakur speaking of the influence of ‘Pac on his life and career and keeping Afeni in his thoughts and prayers. The drawing up above too… Get lost in this below.
An all-time top-tier favorite.
I’m in for more Tupac films and documentaries, especially after John Singleton left the current biopic. But there’s a new one in the works focusing on Pac’s last 7 days via Gobi Rahimi, who directed videos for 2Pac and Death Row in the 90s. Here’s his statement and crowdfunding pitch for $500K to make 7Dayz.
“I was waiting for Tupac at Club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996,” Rahimi wrote on the crowdfunding site. “Soon after, I was informed by rapper Nate Dogg that Tupac and Suge Knight had been shot and taken to University Hospital. I immediately rushed there to be by Tupac’s side. This was the first of an emotional seven days that I sat guard over Tupac, who was in an induced coma, riding the line between life and death. 7Dayz is the story of my experience at the hospital amidst death threats, undercover FBI informants and an uncooperative police department.”
h/t Miss Info
Start off your Old School Sunday with a dose of inspiration courtesy of a 17-year old Tupac Shakur.
Not too long ago, Noisey released a trio of unreleased poems written by a young ‘Pac that didn’t see the light of day until now, via Tupac’s first manager Leila Steinberg of Citizens of Humanity.
It’s simply amazing to read the depth of Tupac’s thoughts on topics like love at such a young age. It’s depth like this that cement Pac as one of my favorite and most fascinating artists to read and listen to years since his passing and for years going forward. Without further ado… check ’em all out (with my favorite of the 3 on top.)