Tomorrow will have been the 39th birthday of poet, rapper, actor and all around beautiful spirit, [lastfm]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm]. Even after his death from gunshot complications on September 7th, 1996, [lastfm]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm] perseveres as one of the most influential rappers in music history. To honor his brilliant life, feuding rappers from both coasts are getting together to celebrate–in peace and solidarity.
For more details on how the East Coast and West Coast are going to “Pour Out a Little Liquor” for Shakur, click more!
The deceased star, [lastfm]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm] was born on June 16th, 1971. The memory of his birthday and all of his lifetime achievements live on through the recognition of his brother and co-founding [lastfm]Thug Life and the Outlawz[/lastfm] member, [lastfm]Mopreme Shakur[/lastfm]. For the last five years, Mopreme has celebrated his brother’s life with a yearly event on[lastfm] Tupac Shakur[/lastfm]’s birthday.
A memorial will take place tomorrow on both the west coast at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica and on the east coast at The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Performing Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The Santa Monica memorial will be led by [lastfm]Mopreme Shakur [/lastfm]and feature such artists as [lastfm]Above The Law[/lastfm], [lastfm]Money B.[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jay Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Raz B[/lastfm]. The Stone Mountain memorial will be led by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur and have performances by [lastfm]Rick Ross[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bun B.[/lastfm], [lastfm]Too $hort[/lastfm], [lastfm]Roscoe Dash[/lastfm].
[lastfm]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm] was one the originator’s of Cali pride and made top pop anthems like [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm]’s “California Gurls“ featuring Shakur’s buddy, [lastfm]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm], possible.
In honor of [lastfm]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm], roll down your windows, soak in some California sun, and blast a little “California Love.”