2Pac fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late rap legend on the 26th anniversary of his death.
The former Death Row Records rapper died on September 13, 1996, six days after he was shot near the intersection of East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas. He was just 25 years old.
2Pac’s killer has never been brought to justice, but regardless, the rapper left behind him a legacy unlike any other. Fans from all over have paid tributes to Makaveli on Twitter.
Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber shared an old clip of Shakur performing “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted” at West Hollywood’s House of Blues alongside Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tha Outlawz in July, 1996.
Another die-hard fan re-shared a 1996 photo of ‘Pac and Snoop at the MTV VMA’s. It would be the pair’s final photo together.
“He never wanted to be silenced even after death,” wrote another fan. “He wanted his legacy to forever be sparked & I’m going to make sure that #2PAC never burns out.”
Rapper Glasses Malone added a simple: “R I P 2Pac.”
While his murder remains unsolved, Reggie Wright Jr., the former head of security for Death Row Records, sat down for an interview with Bomb1st in April and said there had been an “uptick” in police activity related to 2Pac’s death. He even claimed that Keefe D might soon be charged with a crime.
Keefe D had previously admitted to being an accomplice in the car when his nephew Orlando Anderson– long theorized to be the trigger man behind 2Pac’s murder –allegedly fired the fatal shots.
“Let’s put it this way, I bet Keefe D [has] been having the runs for the last two weeks,” Wright said at the time. “Because yeah, they are knocking on doors and there’s some activity.”
Keefe D responded to the rumors by claiming the Death Row security head was just obsessed with him.
“I’m tired of him. He bringing up my name,” Keefe said in an interview with The Art of Dialogue. “He brought up my name from day one. I am tired of him … I don’t know what’s wrong with the dude. He obsessed with me. You heard of that song by Mariah Carey? Shit, leave me the fuck alone bitch.”
In related news, 2Pac’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur, who has been behind bars for more than 35 years and was diagnosed in prison with a rare and incurable form of blood cancer in 2019, was recently informed he has up to six months to live.
Shakur applied for a “compassionate release” in May 2020 after he was diagnosed, but it was ultimately denied by U.S. District Judge Charles Haight Jr., who claimed his health hadn’t deteriorated enough and that his crimes had been too severe.
“Should it develop that Shakur’s condition deteriorates further, to the point of approaching death, he may apply again to the Court, for a release that in those circumstances could be justified as ‘compassionate,’” Haight said in the ruling (per NBC News).
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