You never know what you’ll find on the Internet. Here’s film from the set of 2Pac’s iconic “Becoming Clean” photo shoot. Shot by photographer David LaChapelle, the photo was taken following Pac’s release from prison. Below is an interview of LaChapelle discussing the shoot. DM: I feel that a lot of your work emphasises on beauty in people, regardless of colour or size. One of my favourite pieces of your work is “Becoming Clean” with Tupac Shakur amongst others. How […]
A few days ago, the clip above surfaced of Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex saying he “don’t fuck with 2Pac.” Naturally, Pac fans called for Flex’s head. Tonight, he addressed the hoopla on air. Whether or not you agree, props to the Kingpin for sticking by his word and not hopping on the bandwagon after ‘Pac’s death. D-I-C-K riders ain’t whoa.
Yesterday, 2Pac’s “Dear Mama” was inducted into the National Recording Registry. The late honoree’s mother, Afeni Shakur spoke on her son’s behalf. You are appreciated. “I’m incredibly touched. It could have been any song, but I’m honored they chose ‘Dear Mama’ in particular. It is a song that spoke not just to me, but every mother that has been in that situation, and there have been millions of us. Tupac recognized our struggle, and he is still our hero.” ahh
2pac’s 1995 hit “Dear Mama” was one of 25 recordings inducted today into the National Recording Registry. Each year, audio over 10 years old that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” are selected. The recordings are preserved at a facility in Culpeper, Virgina. This marks the third hip-hop inductee following Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5′s “The Message” and Public Enemy’s Fear of A Black Planet.