Kendrick Lamar is doing a series of interviews with MTV about To Pimp a Butterfly. In the first (below), he revealed the initial title of the album was actually To Pimp a Caterpillar. The initial title was an homage to Tupac, who Lamar "interviews" on the album. Show More Summary
If you've never been to Madame Tussauds, you probably don't know that touching the statues is not only allowed but encouraged. But there's one thing that's not okay in the wax museum where you can pose next to Tupac in a funny hat ($14.95 for the picture) or sit behind Rosa Parks on a rumbling bus seat—and that's crying on the statues. Read more...
New Sounds from Raz Simone, Earl Sweatshirt, and Future I know that Kendrick wasn't the first rapper this year to repurpose an old Tupac interview to great effect—that would be Raz Simone, on the song "Drake & Macklemore's Platform."...Show More Summary
The Compton MC reveals the original title. Read more...
Gawker’s Black Bag column is celebrating Illuminati Month by considering all sorts of theories, from crackpot to crazy. Today, Black Bag picks up one of pop culture’s more recent enduring secret plots; the beloved “Tupac Shakur isn’t really dead” conspiracy. Show More Summary
On Me Against the World, the 1995 album from Tupac Shakur, the prodigious rapper foretells his death. "I'm having visions of leaving here in a hearse/ God can ya feel me?/ Take me away from all the pressure/ and all the pain/ show me...Show More Summary
For the 20th anniversary of his September 1996 death. Read more...
In a world where Tupac Shakur can be "resurrected" as a hologram to perform at a concert, or Audrey Hepburn can be inserted into a commercial, celebrities' images can continue being exploited long after their deaths. Well, not if Robin Williams had anything to say about it.
New music and other material from Tupac Shakur’s estate is forthcoming, as new efforts are underway to mine the late rapper’s musical legacy. According to Rolling Stone, Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac’s mother, has been working to provide JAM, Inc., with complete access to all of Shakur’s previously unreleased recordings and other artistic work. Show More Summary
While there are still many unsolved details surrounding Tupac Shakur's murder in 1996, a new study has found that the late California rapper is part of a bigger statistic regarding the deaths of hip-hop artists. Continue reading…
Previously unreleased recordings by Tupac Shakur will come out as new releases now that a new company has begun handling the late rapper's estate. Shakur's mother, Afeni, has been working with JAM, Inc. since 2013, according to Billboard, and has given the company access to everything in her collection. The company has...
Remember when you were in middle school and you would doodle the logo of your favorite band on your Trapper Keeper? The Led Zeppelin logo, or Tupac's face, or the Grateful Dead bears? You'd feel like a badass when came even remotely close to the original. Show More Summary
We met up with Iggy Azalea at her studio in Los Angeles and asked her 73 questions about her life today. She shares how being famous is a total mess (but awesome) and what the biggest misconception is about her.
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI LOS ANGELES — “Writing is such a lost art form. I hope when young kids see this, they can be inspired by the fact that he put pen to paper.” That’s Nwaka Onwusa, associate...
Slim Shady bucked the infamous “Eminem Curse” in MMA and picked up two wins, while Tupac got shut out. Plus, classic Aerosmith and the lyrical gangster himself, Ini Kamoze. Check out the walkouts of UFC Fight Night 62.Filed under: News, UFC
Mac or PC? Coke or Pepsi? Tupac or Biggie? Some debates are simply meant to rage on for years on end, with impassioned adherents never missing an opportunity to try and convince you that you’re on the wrong side of the equation. Well,...Show More Summary
At LA's Disco Dining Club, disco is considered "the fullest expression of living." Somehow that translated into turkey schnitzel sliders, a framed picture of Tupac, and a very not-70s burlesque show.
DALLAS – Hollywood has Martin Scorsese films. The music world had Tupac. And MMA has Donald (bleeping) Cerrone. Inside, count up how many times we bleeped “Cowboy” at his UFC 185 Q&A session.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos
To talk about To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s new album, we need to talk about Tupac Amaru Shakur. Tupac is the ghosts that haunts To Pimp A Butterfly, and among so many other things, the LP functions as a piece of Pac hero-worship. Kendrick surprise-released the album a week early so that it would […]
Last night, Kendrick Lamar released his very good new album To Pimp a Butterfly pretty much out of nowhere, since it was due to come out next week. However, as Kendrick suggested on Twitter, it did come on the heels of a potentially significant date: the 20th anniversary of 2pac's 1995 album Me Against the World. Show More Summary