On September 13th, 1996 the world lost arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time, Tupac Shakur. On the night of September 7th Tupac attended a boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon.
There was a scuffle with an alleged gang member in the hotel lobby, because he had originally robbed a member of Death Row Records, Tupac’s label. The hotel’s video surveillance caught the fight on film. After wards Tupac and Suge Knight got in his BMW and was heading to a club. A white Cadillac pulled up next to Knight’s car and unleashed gun shots hitting Tupac multiple times.
Now, 17 years later we are preparing for another big boxing weekend as Floyd Mayweather and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and honoring Tupac’s death with a list of his greatest songs of all-time.
Tupac’s style has been unique to him, undeniably recognized instantly. Even after death albums featuring unreleased songs have been released and sold well.
One of the pillars of Tupac’s career was his socially conscious lyrics. He tackled all sorts of issues like social injustice, poverty, and police brutality. He could make songs that showed his anger and turn around and make songs that showed compassion.
Nevertheless he is one of the greatest of all-time and we’re honoring him with this list. We wanted it to be Top 5, but I couldn’t wither it down to 5 so we did 7 instead.