Category: 2pac

Remembering Rap music icon, actor and activist…

Remembering Rap music icon, actor and activist Tupac Shakur (born Tupac Amaru Shakur in East Harlem, NY) – June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996

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On this day in music history: July 13, 1996 – …

On this day in music history: July 13, 1996 – “How Do U Want It” by 2Pac hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, with the B-side “California Love” peaking at #6 on June 22. 1996, also topping the R&B singles chart for 3 weeks on July 6, 1996. Written by Johnny J. and Tupac Shakur, it is the biggest hit for the prolific rap artist. Featuring K-Ci & JoJo Hailey of Jodeci on background vocals, it is the second single from Tupac’s fourth album “All Eyez On Me”. Co-written and produced by Johnny J (aka Johnny Lee Jackson), the track is based around samples of Quincy Jones’ classic “Body Heat” and Brian McKnight’s “Up Around My Way”. The single release of “How Do U Want It” also includes the original hit version of “California Love” featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman (of Zapp). When the album is released in February of 1996, it features a remixed version of the track. Entering the Hot 100 at #4 on June 29, 1996, it leaps to the top of the chart two weeks later. The single earns Tupac a posthumous Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group in 1997. “How Do U Want It” also appears in the rapper and actor’s last film (though not the soundtrack album) “Gang Related”, released thirteen months after his death in October of 1997. “How Do U Want It” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Born on this day: June 16, 1971 – Rap music ic…

Born on this day: June 16, 1971 – Rap music icon and actor 2Pac (born Tupac Amaru Shakur in East Harlem, NY). Happy Birthday to Tupac on what would have been his 47th Birthday.

zooviette: happy birthday tupac amaru shakur. …

zooviette:

happy birthday tupac amaru shakur. we love and miss you. ∞ 

twixnmix: Jada Pinkett’s personal letter and p…

twixnmix:

Jada Pinkett’s personal letter and pictures to Tupac while he was in prison in 1995. The letter is 4 pages, this is just the first page.

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Jada wrote:

I finished talking to you about an hour ago or so! I decided to call mommie because I was so emotional! Not in a bad way, but relieved to hear the life in your voice. I’ve been aching to hear that strong voice! 

I’m not sending the letter about Keisha because it was truly irrelevant now that we’ve talked! I still don’t feel she’s what you need right now, but for real, I’ve got to trust you! If you feel her something must be real! I only hope this situation isn’t making you feel you have to accept anything less than what you deserve only cause it’s been there. You and I will never feel any of our partners are worthy of either of us, so it’s not for me to judge.. really! I want someone to love you to the fullest! They have to love the man you truly are! She should praise you adore you, worship you inside out whether you right or wrong, pretty or ugly! You are the sun and the moon and should be treated accordingly! If it’s true, your heart should love her beyond our existence! That’s how you should be loved and that’s how you should love back! It’s unconditional! You walk now with two eyes open, when she’s by your side, with love you should be able to close one! I’ve always felt safe with you even through all this madness! I’ve never had a problem with closing that one eye when I was by your side! I had to see through yours to get a sense of your

Tupac Shakur photographed by Michel Haddi …

Tupac Shakur

photographed by Michel Haddi

on April 23, 1993

in Los Angeles, California.

twixnmix: Tupac Shakur, Jada Pinkett and Sal…

twixnmix:

Tupac Shakur, Jada Pinkett and Salli Richardson at an event for “A Low Down Dirty Shame” on March 18, 1994.

2Pac and Luke at the 1st annual Source Awards …

2Pac and Luke at the 1st annual Source Awards in New York City on April 25, 1994.

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