Happy 40th Birthday Tupac Shakur

On June 16th 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur was born only to be taken from the world 25 years later. Today would have been his 40th birthday.

Tupac was a rapper, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter and political activist, and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best selling music artists in the world.

His career in music began in the early 1990’s with his verse on Digital Underground‘s “Same Song,” through to his succeeding six studio album releases (not including those released after his death) and his various acting roles in films such as Above The Rim, Juice, Poetic Justice, before his untimely death on September 13th, 1996.

Below check out an early interview of a 17 year old Tupac, taken from the 2002 Peter Spirer directed DVD, Thug Angel: The Life Of An Outlaw.

Despite the well documented negative aspects of his life Tupac will always be remembered and respected as one of the greatest artists and cultural icons of all time, and although not with us in body, his memory, words, messages and influences will live on throughout his music.

Rest in Power Tupac.

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet.
Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air.

Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared”

–Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew From Concrete

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