It’s been 40 years since Tupac Shakur was born and even after all that time, his influence and music is still felt all over the world. He has touched millions with honest lyrics and a commitment to change, and it’s always inspiring to everyone at 2pac.com when we meet fans living 2pac’s values everyday. Let’s celebrate the life of Tupac Shakur.
The TASF is celebrating in style tonight with Mike Epps and Erykah Badu in Atlanta. Afeni Shakur will be joining them, of course, to help host the event. It’s going to be a great party.
2pac.com is celebrating a little differently. We have some announcements for you all, to help wish 2pac a happy birthday.
First: The official 2pac youtube channel is (finally) starting to carry music videos! We’ve been working with our friends over at the labels to start really building an official music video library. Today, we’re launching with a classic: 2 of America’s Most Wanted featuring our boy Snoop. More will be added in the coming weeks.
Second: We are VERY happy to announce that Universal Music is bringing more 2pac music to itunes! On July 5th, five 2Pac albums (Interscope/UMe), including his first three solo albums, will be issued in the digital format for the first time:
2Pacalypse Now, his 1991 debut album which will mark its 20th anniversary on November 12, 2011, includes “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” “Trapped” and “If My Homie Calls.”
Strictly For My N.I.G.G.A.Z., his 1993 platinum album featuring “Holler If You Hear Me,” “I Get Around,” “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Papa’z Song.”
Thug Life – Volume 1, originally released in 1994 from his group that also included Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme and The Rated R, with “Bury Me A G,” “Cradle To The Grave,” “Pour Out A Little Liquor,” “How Long Will They Mourn Me?” and “Str8 Ballin’.”
Me Against The World, the triple platinum 1995 smash that debuted #1 and was Grammy nominated for Best Rap Album, with “Dear Mama” (also Grammy nominated), “So Many Tears” and “Temptations.”
R U Still Down?, the posthumous, two-disc, quadruple platinum 1997 album (in its explicit version), featuring “Do For Love” and “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto.”
So today be sure to take some time and remember a great artist who gave us all so much. Down in the comments, let us know how you’re celebrating the day and the man.
Happy Birthday 2pac!