Seventeen years ago today Tupac Amaru Shakur, one of the most influential MCs ever, died of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at Las Vegas’ University Hospital after being shot four times in a drive by six days earlier. He was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m.
A prolific MC and actor, Tupac sold over 75 Million records and starred in almost a dozen movies including Juice, Poetic Justice and Above The Rim. Despite rampant speculation, Shakur’s murder remains unsolved.
Even in death he remains one of the most controversial and debated hip-hop artists ever, but there is no denying the influence he’s had on the game to this very day.
Where were you when Tupac died?