Gang Leader Tied to Tupac Murder Case Gets 10 Years in Prison in Drug Case

The reputed gang leader connected to Tupac’s murder case is finally gonna do hard time — but for a completely separate case … TMZ has learned. Darnell Brim is getting 10 years in federal prison after ATF agents caught him trying to sell…

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Suge Knight Says Nipsey Hussle’s Loyalty Put Him at Risk, Shades of Tupac

Nipsey Hussle was caught between enormous success and love for his neighborhood, like many other rappers, and that ultimately cost him his life — at least, in Suge Knight’s eyes. Knight tells TMZ … he fully understands the situation Nipsey was in, “A…

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Thug Passion: Teenaged Tupac Shakur Lust Letters Up For Auction

Tupac Shakur At Club Amazon

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Take note, if you die young and a superstar, all your business will eventually get out there. Case in point, a couple of love letters a teenaged Tupac Shakur wrote a high school crush are going up for sale. 

Reports TMZ:

The folks over at Moments in Time are selling 2 handwritten letters for a cool $ 15k. They’re from the rapper to a teen crush when he was a 14-year-old freshman in 1985 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore. They’re addressed to Averel, who at the time was the same age.

The first letter reveals a shy Tupac introducing himself to Averel. Tupac surfaces in the second one as emboldened … professing his wants and needs, if ya catch our drift. We’re told Averel, who sold the letters to Moments in Time, was not impressed by Tupac’s game.

Worth noting, one letter is signed “Passionately, Tupac (New York) Shakur.” Yes, he dotted the “i” with a heart.”

Check out the love letters right here. Forgive Pac for the thirst and misspellings.

Photo: Getty

 

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Tupac Murder Confession Sparks Calls For Las Vegas Police To Reopen Case

Source: Tupac Shakur 1996 MTV Music Awards Featuring: Tupac Shakur Where: New York City, Nevada, United States When: 04 Sep 1996 Credit: Chris Connor / WENN

Tupac’s murder continues to be a topic of conversation almost 22 years after his passing. With new information uncovered regarding who did the crime, LVPD is being asked to get on their job.

This year USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. detailed the hits of these two Rap legends giving more insight into what led up to their respective demises.

The series put a spotlight on Duane Keith Davis and his role in the murder of Shakur. “Keffe D” is to have driven the white Cadillac which pulled up on the Deathrow Records entourage on the Las Vegas strip and fired shots killing the “I Get Around” Rapper.

BET got even more access to Davis with their Deathrow Chronicles and got him to confirm himself as an accessory to murder. “I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing. People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth” he revealed.

Keffe is the uncle to Orlando Anderson, the Crip gang member who Tupac infamously beat up at the MGM Grand Casino hours prior to his killing. In a taped confession to police recorded in the 90’s, Davis admitted that Anderson, AKA Baby Lane, did fire the shots that mortally wounded Shakur.

With this news a petition on Change.org has been started calling for Las Vegas authorities to investigate the lead.

Unfortunately, Davis’ admission of guilt granted him immunity from persecution. This confession, Sean “Diddy” Combs alleged involvement and who really killed The Notorious B.I.G. are revealed in Murder Rap, a book turned movie by former LAPD investigator Greg Kading.

Via WJLA 

Photo: WENN

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Jada Pinkett Smith Tearfully Opens Up About Close Friend Tupac Shakur’s Death

Jada Pinkett Smith is getting candid about the death of a dear friend. In a sneak peek from an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actress opens up about the impact of the tragic 1996 death of rapper Tupac Shakur. “Surviving Loss,” the second episode of “Red Table Talk,” debuts May 14 on Facebook Watch.


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‘Unsolved’: Marcc Rose & Wavyy Jonez Transform Into Icons Tupac & Biggie Smalls

Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez talk with Access Live’s Kit Hoover and guest co-host Scott Evans about portraying Tupac and Biggie Smalls in USA Network’s “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” How excited were they to land the roles? “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” premieres Feb. 27 at 10/9c on USA Network.


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Treach Says Tupac Rape Accuser is Thirsty for Fame, 23 Years Later

[[tmz:video id=”0_q0wjxz8a”]] Treach says Tupac’s rape accuser is only coming forward now to repeat her more than 2-decade-old allegations because she’s trying to use the #MeToo movement to gain some fame. The Naughty by Nature rapper tells us…

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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues – 2Pac

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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues

2Pac

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2005


Tupac Live At The House of Blues is Tupac's final recorded performance-eternalized on July 4, 1996 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip-and a celebration of his vital musical genius. One of the most respected aspects of Tupac's grand personality was his absolute sincerity, and Tupac Live… stays true to that legacy: it is a completely honest performance sans censors and retakes. Unlike other Tupac Shakur DVDs that center on the tumultuous facets of his biography, Tupac Live is simply the portrait of an artist in his element: the stage. The performance, the energy and the artistry speak for themselves and further present Tupac as one of the most brilliant entertainers in the history of popular music and a master craftsman of the stage. The supplemental features of Tupac Live expand this representation of his talent: a remix music video version of "How Do You Want It" including concert performance at the Palace Theater in Hollywood and a documentary titled "G-Funk-Just The M

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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Unabridged) – Ben Westhoff

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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Unabridged)

Ben Westhoff

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 25.95

Publish Date: September 15, 2016

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Black Ty Back: Tyrese Working On New Rap Album Inspired By Jay-Z, Dr. Dre & Tupac

Tyrese still has dreams of being an MC. He has announced he is working on a new Rap album that is inspired by Jay-Z.

Well where do we start? The actor took to social media to confirm he is bringing back his Black Ty alter ego for a new Rap project. Even more peculiar is that the album is inspired by arguably one of the greatest lyricist of all time. He then took things even further by stating the release will change the game forever. No seriously.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Tyrese divulged that Identity Theft, a double album by the way, will embody Jay-Z, Tupac and Dr. Dre all in one fell swoop. Don’t believe us? Check the post below.

Don’t believe us? Check the post below.

Later on, the soul crooner went on to preview an unfinished track which he explains is an early reference of a BlackTy record featuring Future.

While it is too early to pass judgment on whether this project will be download worthy, he already has some industry insiders praising the project. Tyrese posted a video of radio personality and former Yo MTV Raps! host Ed Lover giving Identity Theft its props.

did she just say why is that so disturbing? Fellas I simply asked y’all NOT to go public w/ y’all feelings cause too much hype will kill my shit – This new album is inspired by Jay-Z My motto is #IDentityTheftDoubleAlbum is Jay’s spirit, PAC’s Soul and Sonically Dre’s Ears…… I know your first instincts is to say GTFOH put me in the ( Singer and Actor box and throw away the key )…but you will see folks very very soon that this rap album is far from play play…….. #VoltronRecordz #VoltronChairman #RocNation #MarkPitts #ChrisLighty #V#SteveStoute #JayBrown #TyTy #SwizzBeats #EdLover #SnoopDogg #Kurupt #BustaRhymes #RevRun #Facts #BlackTy I came here this album will change #HipHop save this post……. #IDidThisForTheCulture #LaughNowDickRideLater

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As of now the album does not have a release date but knowing Tyrese he will keep us posted every step of the way. For his sake this better be good or The Rock and Black Twitter might implode with neverending slander.

Via Complex

Photo: WENN.com

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NFL’s Chris Johnson Gets Tupac Cleats, Picture Me Rollin!!!

TUPAC LIVES … on Chris Johnson’s new cleats.  The AZ Cardinals running back got some custom “Juice” cleats — inspired by the 1992 flick … featuring images of Pac, Omar Epps and the other two guys on the movie poster.  We spoke with the…

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Tupac Photographer Sues Macy’s, Urban Outfitters for Jacking Pics to Sell Shirts

Some of the most famous photos of Tupac Shakur have been stolen and slapped on shirts at a couple popular retail stores, and the photog wants justice … according to a new lawsuit. Chi Modu, known for his portraits of hip-hop artists, claims a…

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Suge Knight Tells Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien Why He Thinks Tupac Is Alive

[[tmz:video id=”0_aqe0h00a”]] Suge Knight is pouring fuel all over a legendary conspiracy theory by speaking out from jail to explain why he believes there’s a good chance Tupac Shakur is alive. The notorious Death Row Records CEO spoke to…

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Remembering Hip-Hop Icon Tupac Shakur, 21 Years Later

Hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur often rapped about themes of death in songs such as “How Long Will They Mourn Me?”, “God Bless the Dead” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” In an eerie example of life imitating art, the music video Shakur did for "I Ain't Mad at Cha," which was completed just weeks before …
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Kendall Jenner’s Company Sued Over Famous Tupac Photo

Kendall Jenner’s company is being sued over something that’s been dogging her for months now … the use of some iconic rap legends to hawk her shirts … and this time it’s about Tupac, Biggie and Redman. Famed photog Al Pereira has filed a new lawsuit…

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Madonna Doesn’t Want Deposition in Tupac Letter Case Videotaped, Ex-Pal and Auction Site Fights Back

Madonna’s being a real diva about her deposition … according to her ex-pal and the auction site she’s suing to keep them from selling her jailhouse letter from Tupac. Madonna’s set to be deposed in the case next week, and according to new legal docs,…

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Kylie & Kendall Jenner Sued by Famed Photographer for Tupac T-Shirts

Family representative Todd Wilson tells TMZ the lawsuit is absurd as the sisters had nothing to do with the creation of the shirts. Kendall and Kylie gave their approval for the design but rely on their brand to handle the rest. Essentially, Wilson tells…

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Kendrick Lamar Remembers Tupac Shakur On 19th Anniversary Of His Death [PHOTO]

Earlier in the year, Kendrick Lamar honored Tupac Shakur in one of the most creative ways possible by having a candid conversation with him at the tail end of his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

Today, September 13, 2015, marks the 19th anniversary of the iconic rap star’s death after being shot in Las Vegas a week earlier. Once again, the TDE poster child is honoring the legacy of one his heroes via 2Pac.com.

kendrick-lamar-tupac-letter

Aside from the aforementioned record “Mortal Man,” it has been a strong year for Tupac Shakur’s estate as he was briefly depicted in the hit film, Straight Outta Compton and will once again be portrayed in the upcoming biopic, DPG 4 Life.

H/T: Complex


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‘Straight Outta Compton’ — Sequel Planned for Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

Hollywood’s not done cashing in on the ‘hood — a “Straight Outta Compton” sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends. Dogg Pound vet Daz tells TMZ the movie will pick up where N.W.A. left…

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Jhené Aiko Channels Classic Tupac In New Photo Shoot

Jhené Aiko may be a next-gen R&B star but she’s also a L.A. angel and she knows all about throwing up the W’s with the best of them.

To commemorate Tupac Shakur’s would-be 44th birthday, today, June 16, 2015, the three-time Grammy nominee linked with photographer Danny Williams for a tribute that should evoke the same emotions for the fellas the late rap legend gave the ladies when he originally took them.

In a newly released interview with MTV’s Rob Markman, the 27-year-old talent admits to being young while Pac was in his prime and credits the 2003 Tupac: Resurrection documentary with bringing up her up to speed on his legacy. To channel as such, her and Williams used her tatted and lovely skin to perfectly recreate the undisputed classic All Eyez on Me album cover; the glossy-eyed gaze from the multi-platinum posthumous Greatest Hits collection; and the infamous David Lachapelle “Becoming Clean” bathtub project.

Listen to her earnest thoughts on Tupac in the Soundcloud below and flip through the gallery to her birthday salute photo shoot as well as a live August 2014 performance in Chicago, IL of “Keep Ya Head Up” (her favorite Pac song).





Photos: Danny Williams for TOCK

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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues – Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Outlawz & Daz Dogg

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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues

Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Outlawz & Daz Dogg

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2005


Tupac Live At The House of Blues is Tupac's final recorded performance—eternalized on July 4, 1996 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip—and a celebration of his vital musical genius. One of the most respected aspects of Tupac's grand personality was his absolute sincerity, and Tupac Live… stays true to that legacy: it is a completely honest performance sans censors and retakes. Unlike other Tupac Shakur DVDs that center on the tumultuous facets of his biography, Tupac Live is simply the portrait of an artist in his element: the stage. The performance, the energy and the artistry speak for themselves and further present Tupac as one of the most brilliant entertainers in the history of popular music and a master craftsman of the stage.

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production in June

A long-delayed Tupac Shakur biopic will begin shooting in June, according to the film’s producer, Randall Emmett. “The script is great and we’re ready to make the movie,” he recently told Collider. “We’re just prepping the logistics.”

Emmett also confirmed that the production company, Morgan Creek, has secured the rights to Tupac’s music catalog. It……
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Maya Angelou Explains How She Once Made Tupac Shakur 'Cry' (VIDEO)

This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award-winning poet and activist’s profound impact on society through various mediums.

And perhaps one of Angelou’s many memorable moments took place during the filming of John Singleton’s 1993 drama, “Poetic Justice,” where she diffused an argument involving the film’s star, Tupac Shakur. As the author recalled during a 2013 interview with Canadian media personality George Stroumboulopoulos, her insightful history lesson with Shakur provoked the late rapper to “cry.”

“I didn’t know who he was… He was into a big rowel with another young man,” she recalled during the interview. “And so I said to him, ‘May I speak to you?’ And he was cursing. ‘I wouldn’t give a…’ I said, ‘I understand that, but let me speak to you.’… ‘If these mutha…,’ I said, ‘I got ya. However, let me speak to you.’ And finally I said, ‘When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know our people stood on auction blocks, were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today.’”

“And finally he heard me and stopped talking, and started to weep. And I put my arms around him, and I walked him back into the arena. And he cried.” In addition to a selection of Maya Angelou’s poems featured in the Academy Award-nominated film, she also portrayed the role of Aunt June.

Check out more of Maya Angelou’s recollection of Tupac in the clip above.

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