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When Tupac Shakur signed with Death Row Records, he had no other real options. Late in 1995, Shakur was stuck in a prison cell, awaiting appeal after being convicted of sexual assault, with no way to pay his $1.4 million bail. Suge Knight came to him with an offer: He’d pay that bail, but Shakur… More »

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

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Straight Outta Compton “Sequel, Of Sorts” Will Reportedly Focus On Snoop Dogg, Tupac

The new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton is a massive runaway success, so it makes sense that a sequel is already in the planning stages.
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2015 - 8:44 am
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DJ Clark Kent Discusses Jay Z’s Scathing Unreleased Tupac Diss Track

In the great mid-'90s feud between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, Shawn Carter was a bit player. He and Biggie tossed Tupac a subliminal or…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 10:25 am
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James Brown & 2Pac – “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)”

For the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the former 2Pac engineer Claudio Cueni pulled a Girl Talk, smashing Pac's vocal from the posthumous throwdown…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 9:58 am
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