Mike Tyson feels guilty about the death of rap icon Tupac Shakur (video)

Mike Tyson is continuing this recent trend of iconic figures undergoing cathartic purgings of the guilt they’ve kept hidden in the deeper recesses of their souls for decades. The formerly feared heavyweight champion Tyson, 54, says he’s always felt culpable for the death of arguably the greatest rapper ever, Tupac Shakur, because Tyson invited 2Pac […]

Tupac Shakur items donated to university collection

Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University. The late hip hop legend’s possessions (including a bullet-dented gold medallion he was wearing when he was shot five times in 1994) will be displayed at the school’s campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. As reported by Billboard, the collection is made […]

Benny Boom talks making of ‘All Eyez On Me’ (video)

The untold story of one of the most influential hip-hop musicians of all time, All Eyez on Me releases on Digital HD today (Aug. 22) and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD Sept. 5 from Lionsgate. In a gritty narration of the late legend Tupac Shakur’s rise and fall, newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. portrays Shakur […]

Jada Pinkett Smith says ‘All Eyez’ biopic exploited her relationship with Pac

Jada Pinkett Smith made headlines weeks ago when she slammed the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, claiming that it was “deeply hurtful” the way her relationship with Shakur was misrepresented in the film. Recently, Pinkett Smith opened up again about the biopic and further explained why she was so hurt by the movie. […]

Tupac Shakur dumped Madonna for this reason

The late, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur broke off his relationship with former pop queen Madonna because of her race. The icon, whose life is played out in the hit movie All Eyez on Me, poured out his heart to the singer in a very enlightening letter he wrote while he was in jail. According to TMZ, Tupac […]

5 things to remember about Afeni and Tupac Shakur

Sadly, the mother of Tupac Amaru Shakur, arguably the most respected hip-hop artist in history, died Monday night. Afeni Shakur suffered from cardiac arrest at her home in Sausalito, California and was later taken to a hospital where she died at around 10:30 p.m. She was 69. Although the life of her rap superstar son’s […]

Singer from hit 2pac songs comes out as gay

[jwplatform ZnE9TdZK] Danny Boy is popular for being a Death Row artist back in the ’90s and singing the hook on songs like 2pac’s “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “Picture Me Rollin.’” He recently spoke to VladTV about being open about his sexuality and hoping his children aren’t gay.

Did the bad casting hex hit the Tupac Shakur biopic?

New images from the set of the upcoming Benny Boom directed Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, have recently hit the Internet and fans are getting an up close look at the actor chosen to portray the legendary emcee for the first time. Demetrius Shipp, Jr. is the newcomer trusted with the task of bringing […]

You won’t believe who wants to bail Bobby Shmurda out of jail

Bobby Shmurda

Bobby Shmurda’s drawn out jail drama could soon be coming to an end … at least temporarily, and you’ll never believe who could be his saving grace. None other than Martin Shkreli. If you aren’t familiar with Shkreli, he is the 32-year-old multi-millionaire pharmaceutical executive who made headlines earlier this year when he bought the expired […]

The Game trashes ‘Billboard’s’ greatest rapper list; issues his own

Much has been made of Billboard’s recently published “Greatest Rapper of All Time” list. The music industry trade came up with a very specific formula for its list that somehow managed to leave off beloved late rapper 2Pac among others and fans around the world instantly cried foul. One such fan to voice their displeasure […]

Tupac biopic causing lawsuits despite not being made yet

Filming for the long awaited biopic on Tupac Shakur has not even begun and already there is a lawsuit that’s been filed because of the film. Morgan Creek Productions has been sued for $10 million by Emmett Furla Oasis Films for breach of contract. EFO Films claims that Morgan Creek broke their contract by choosing a lead […]

Lyric sheets by 2pac to be auctioned off

Almost 20 years after his death, 2Pac continues to be one of the most fascinating figures in pop music. Much has been made over the years of 2Pac’s ability to churn out songs at a breakneck pace few could keep up with. It was that same breakneck pace to create that allowed Shakur to constantly record new […]

Underground rapper Shay Payso talks 2Pac, Biggie and Kanye West’s impact

Shay Pay$o says she found her inspiration to do music by listening to 90s era music and hip-hop artists Biggie, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas and Lauryn Hill. “That was the music I was raised on,” she says. “I would describe my style as versatile I’m original an unique.” A rapper, Shay Pay$o debuted her video for “Grind […]

Chicago rapper Pohhla on his song ‘Anti-Chiraq’ and Spike Lee’s project

Rising rap artist Pohhla is a bit different than a lot of his contemporaries. Whereas some artists may be apprehensive to take a conscious stand in their music, Pohhla feels like it is his responsibility to sprinkle his music with real-life antidotes, aka “Vault Tawk.” Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but spending his formative years […]

Lauryn Hill’s landmark debut album to be preserved in Library of Congress

Back in 1998, Lauryn Hill’s  debut solo offering, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, earned her the honor of being the first woman ever to be nominated for 10 Grammys in one year and the first woman to ever win five Grammys in one night, including the first Album of the Year award for a hip-hop […]

Classic hip-hop poised to be the next big format in radio

With the onset of technologies such as satellite radio and streaming music services, traditional broadcast radio has been on a constant search for something new to maintain its viability and make sure it’s able to compete with the ever changing ways people listen to music. According to a recent New York Times article, the new blood […]