R.I.P. Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971-1996


September 7th, people started leaving the Mike Tyson/Bruce

Seldon fight that was held at the MGM grand. Tupac

Shakur was in attendance that fateful night.

The fight, which started at 8 p.m., lasted 109 seconds,

with Mike Tyson being declared the winner in a fight that

many feel was thrown by Bruce Seldon. The controversy

surrounding that fight was nothing compared to the events

about to transpire.

Between 8-9

p.m., Tupac and his bodyguard were involved in an altercation

with a man believed to be Orlando Anderson, a local gang

member, who's cronies had allegedly stolen a Death Row

medallion from an employee of the infamous label. Security

catches the incident on tape, showing Suge Knight, who

was on probation, kicking and participating in the beating

of Orlando Anderson. Knight later served over 5 years

for this incident.

"All the niggas

who change the world, die in violence. They don't die

in regular ways," Tupac said shortly before his death.

As Shakur

and Knight were eastbound on Flamingo Road, a vehicle

pulls along side of the car Knight and Shakur are riding

in and pumps 13 shots in the car. After the shooting,

Knight makes a U-turn and heads west on Flamingo. Police

reached the car on the strip where it was caught in traffic.

An ambulance then picked up Shakur and Knight transporting

them to University Medical Center, where Shakur underwent

the first three operations. Seven days later on Friday

13th, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was pronounced dead due

to the gunshot wounds.

The following

years saw a vicious battle over Tupac's Estate between

his mother Afeni Shakur and Suge Knight. Afeni Shakur

came out the victor, gaining control of Tupac's estate.

Tupac Amaru Shakur is now the biggest selling rapper of

all time, with over 33 million sold to date, eclipsing

the closest behind him, The Notorious B.I.G., who was

also gunned down. B.I.G. has an impressive amount as well,

with almost 20 million to date.


misconceptions are that Tupac was a rapper, the Tupac

wasn't political and that Tupac was a gangster,"

Afeni Shakur told our good friend Davey

D. "Primarily I really think that time will take

care of that. I have faith in Tupac's legend. I really

believe in the divinity of legends. I believe that God

choose Tupac and I believe that no human being can destroy

his image, his legend, his life, his music or his work.

So in reality I don't care what people say, because I

truly believe that God sent him here. He sent him with

a mission. He fulfilled his mission and he went back where

he came from."

Tupac's mother

recently unveiled plans for the Tupac Shakur Performing

Arts center. Here are exclusive blue print pictures of

how the performing arts center will look.





Here are some

interesting links relating to Tupac.

Interview With

Afeni Shakur


Anderson Shot Before Settlement Money Received


Original Report Of Tupac's Death


TV's Latest News


D.'s 18 Reasons Why Tupac Is Still Alive


From The Las Vegas Sun On Tupac's Murder


Sought nonviolent life prior to his death