Gang Leader Tied to Tupac Murder Case Gets 10 Years in Prison in Drug Case

The reputed gang leader connected to Tupac’s murder case is finally gonna do hard time — but for a completely separate case … TMZ has learned. Darnell Brim is getting 10 years in federal prison after ATF agents caught him trying to sell…


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Suge Knight Says Nipsey Hussle’s Loyalty Put Him at Risk, Shades of Tupac

Nipsey Hussle was caught between enormous success and love for his neighborhood, like many other rappers, and that ultimately cost him his life — at least, in Suge Knight’s eyes. Knight tells TMZ … he fully understands the situation Nipsey was in, “A…


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Yung Joc Explains How 3D Haircut of Tupac Went Down

[[tmz:video id=”1_f0k36gfs”]] 3/25 — The rapper and his creative barber tell TMZ … the 3D haircut was a delicate affair that required mastery precision. Check out the vid … they REALLY paid attention to detail. Joc also told us his new shower…


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Thug Passion: Teenaged Tupac Shakur Lust Letters Up For Auction

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Take note, if you die young and a superstar, all your business will eventually get out there. Case in point, a couple of love letters a teenaged Tupac Shakur wrote a high school crush are going up for sale. 

Reports TMZ:

The folks over at Moments in Time are selling 2 handwritten letters for a cool $ 15k. They’re from the rapper to a teen crush when he was a 14-year-old freshman in 1985 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore. They’re addressed to Averel, who at the time was the same age.

The first letter reveals a shy Tupac introducing himself to Averel. Tupac surfaces in the second one as emboldened … professing his wants and needs, if ya catch our drift. We’re told Averel, who sold the letters to Moments in Time, was not impressed by Tupac’s game.

Worth noting, one letter is signed “Passionately, Tupac (New York) Shakur.” Yes, he dotted the “i” with a heart.”

Check out the love letters right here. Forgive Pac for the thirst and misspellings.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Tearfully Opens Up About Close Friend Tupac Shakur’s Death

Jada Pinkett Smith is getting candid about the death of a dear friend. In a sneak peek from an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actress opens up about the impact of the tragic 1996 death of rapper Tupac Shakur. “Surviving Loss,” the second episode of “Red Table Talk,” debuts May 14 on Facebook Watch.

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Lil Xan Escapes Angry Tupac Fans with Help from Police

Lil Xan’s been getting flak from the hip-hop community all week for calling Tupac’s music “boring” … and it seems the criticism’s escalated to real-life harassment. According to a police report — obtained by TMZ — the rapper was at a Del Taco in his…


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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Unabridged) – Ben Westhoff

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Tupac ‘Murder Weapon’ Mystery Solved, We Know Where It Ended Up

The gun L.A. cops believed was used to murder Tupac Shakur has been located — TMZ tracked it down, and conspiracy theorists are gonna love this. TMZ broke the story … ballistic testing on the .40 caliber Glock found in Compton — back in…


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Tupac Murder Weapon Was Found, Current Location a Mystery

The handgun used to shoot and kill Tupac Shakur turned up in a Compton backyard — 19 years ago — but, mysteriously, no one in law enforcement seems to know where it is today. That bombshell information comes from a police document dug up by producers…


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Tupac Shakur’s Ex-GF Selling His Penis Pic for $7,500

If ya want some California love from Tupac Shakur, it’s about to go on sale — a full frontal shot of the rap legend dropping trou.  The photo was taken in the middle of a 1990 house party in Marin County. We’re told Pac would frequently…


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Al Sharpton Says He Can Help Meek Mill Like He Helped Tupac

Al Sharpton is hellbent on getting Meek Mill another shot at freedom, and says there’s proof he can do it because he also came through for Tupac … when he was doing hard time.  Al tells TMZ his Monday visit with Meek — and Meek’s…


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NFL’s Chris Johnson Gets Tupac Cleats, Picture Me Rollin!!!

TUPAC LIVES … on Chris Johnson’s new cleats.  The AZ Cardinals running back got some custom “Juice” cleats — inspired by the 1992 flick … featuring images of Pac, Omar Epps and the other two guys on the movie poster.  We spoke with the…


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Tupac Photographer Sues Macy’s, Urban Outfitters for Jacking Pics to Sell Shirts

Some of the most famous photos of Tupac Shakur have been stolen and slapped on shirts at a couple popular retail stores, and the photog wants justice … according to a new lawsuit. Chi Modu, known for his portraits of hip-hop artists, claims a…


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Kylie and Kendall Jenner Fire Back in Tupac T-Shirt Lawsuit

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have just fired back in the lawsuit where a guy who owns a photo of Tupac is going after the women claiming they ripped him off and plastered the image on the t-shirts they were hawking. Kylie and Kendall say renowned photog…


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Suge Knight Tells Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien Why He Thinks Tupac Is Alive

[[tmz:video id=”0_aqe0h00a”]] Suge Knight is pouring fuel all over a legendary conspiracy theory by speaking out from jail to explain why he believes there’s a good chance Tupac Shakur is alive. The notorious Death Row Records CEO spoke to…


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Kylie & Kendall Jenner Sued by Famed Photographer for Tupac T-Shirts

Family representative Todd Wilson tells TMZ the lawsuit is absurd as the sisters had nothing to do with the creation of the shirts. Kendall and Kylie gave their approval for the design but rely on their brand to handle the rest. Essentially, Wilson tells…


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People Want Answers From Diddy Over “Tupac” Allegations

I haven’t seen it, but a new documentary called “Murder Rap” has opened up some deep wounds. In the movie, they allege that Diddy had Tupac killed and Suge had Biggie murdered in retaliation. Now, we know Diddy has long maintained his innocence and the authorities have never come close to arresting the Bad Boy mogul. It seems like a lot of people saw this movie and immediately took it to Diddy on social media. Most people weren’t necessarily looking at him as guilty, but they certainly wanted him to address the allegations. I hope they are addressed too! This can’t be life! Below is the trailer I found online for the movie. FYI: Diddy addressed this movie when it was just a book, calling it “fiction.”

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Kendrick Lamar Writes Open Letter To Tupac On Death Anniversary

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Kendrick Lamar Writes 8 year-old Encounter With Tupac.

On Tupac Shakur’s official website, Kendrick Lamar wrote about his first encounter with the legendary rapper. The recount was posted as a dedication in light of Tupac’s 19th anniversary of his death, initially describing Kendrick’s first encounter with him at 8-years old. Although he has passed, Kendrick Lamar has been the artist to continue Tupac’s legacy through his music Check out the letter below.

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Kendrick Lamar Remembers Tupac Shakur On 19th Anniversary Of His Death [PHOTO]

Earlier in the year, Kendrick Lamar honored Tupac Shakur in one of the most creative ways possible by having a candid conversation with him at the tail end of his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

Today, September 13, 2015, marks the 19th anniversary of the iconic rap star’s death after being shot in Las Vegas a week earlier. Once again, the TDE poster child is honoring the legacy of one his heroes via


Aside from the aforementioned record “Mortal Man,” it has been a strong year for Tupac Shakur’s estate as he was briefly depicted in the hit film, Straight Outta Compton and will once again be portrayed in the upcoming biopic, DPG 4 Life.

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DMX vs Tupac – The Diss!

Wow! Tupac had a lot of beefs in his day, but did you know that DMX had issue with him too? Crazy enough, YES. Now, it would seem that DMX’s issues were just rooted in the East/West crap that was going on…but there’s more. Now, when you hear this, its going to sound familiar. Why? Because X changed the lyric into a K-Solo diss, who he had a real life/ jail beef with back in the day.

But, check the 4:00 moment in this video. There they are together: Tupac and DMX. What happened? What went wrong? Nobody knows! YET.

Seems like DMX got a bit caught up in the hype of the era.

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Karolyn Ali, Oscar-Nominated ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ Producer, Dies at 70

Karolyn Ali, an Oscar-nominated producer of the 2003 documentary Tupac: Resurrection, died Aug. 18 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. She… Music News

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ — Sequel Planned for Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

Hollywood’s not done cashing in on the ‘hood — a “Straight Outta Compton” sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends. Dogg Pound vet Daz tells TMZ the movie will pick up where N.W.A. left…


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Shia LaBeouf – All Eyez On My New Tupac Tattoo (PHOTOS)

Shia LaBeouf’s love of rap music just reached a new height — his upper, inner thigh. A scruffy Shia took a stroll in L.A. and showed off some new ink that looks like a janky nod to Tupac Shakur. ‘Pac famously had “Thug Life” tatted across his abs…


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Tupac & Madonna’s Relationship Detailed By Mopreme Shakur

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The Actor Playing Tupac In ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Looks JUST Like Tupac

Tupac look-alike Marcc Rose has been cast as the fallen rap icon in the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” and the resemblance is eerie. Take a peek at these photos.

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Jhené Aiko Channels Classic Tupac In New Photo Shoot

Jhené Aiko may be a next-gen R&B star but she’s also a L.A. angel and she knows all about throwing up the W’s with the best of them.

To commemorate Tupac Shakur’s would-be 44th birthday, today, June 16, 2015, the three-time Grammy nominee linked with photographer Danny Williams for a tribute that should evoke the same emotions for the fellas the late rap legend gave the ladies when he originally took them.

In a newly released interview with MTV’s Rob Markman, the 27-year-old talent admits to being young while Pac was in his prime and credits the 2003 Tupac: Resurrection documentary with bringing up her up to speed on his legacy. To channel as such, her and Williams used her tatted and lovely skin to perfectly recreate the undisputed classic All Eyez on Me album cover; the glossy-eyed gaze from the multi-platinum posthumous Greatest Hits collection; and the infamous David Lachapelle “Becoming Clean” bathtub project.

Listen to her earnest thoughts on Tupac in the Soundcloud below and flip through the gallery to her birthday salute photo shoot as well as a live August 2014 performance in Chicago, IL of “Keep Ya Head Up” (her favorite Pac song).

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Ray J – Dance Off … With Tupac Hologram (VIDEO)

Ray J celebrated what would have been Tupac’s 44th birthday by getting down with the late rapper’s hologram, the same one unveiled a few years back at Coachella. Ray went to the Hologram USA showroom in Bev Hills…


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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues – Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Outlawz & Daz Dogg

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Tupac: Live At the House of Blues

Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Outlawz & Daz Dogg

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Release Date: January 1, 2005

Tupac Live At The House of Blues is Tupac's final recorded performance—eternalized on July 4, 1996 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip—and a celebration of his vital musical genius. One of the most respected aspects of Tupac's grand personality was his absolute sincerity, and Tupac Live… stays true to that legacy: it is a completely honest performance sans censors and retakes. Unlike other Tupac Shakur DVDs that center on the tumultuous facets of his biography, Tupac Live is simply the portrait of an artist in his element: the stage. The performance, the energy and the artistry speak for themselves and further present Tupac as one of the most brilliant entertainers in the history of popular music and a master craftsman of the stage.

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John Singleton Drops Out Of The Tupac Biopic Because He Says People Weren’t Respectful Of Tupac’s Legacy

Tupac Shakur’s forthcoming biopic, “Tupac,” has experienced a slight shift as it was announced last week that “Devil In A Blue Dress” director Carl Franklin has been named to replace John Singleton as the film’s director.

According to Variety, the film’s spokesman, Greg Mielcarz, stated Singleton departed from the much-anticipated project -– after exiting in 2012 and returning in 2014 –- due to creative differences. Following the announcement the Academy Award-nominated director took to his Instagram accountto explain why he’s walking away from the developing film for the second time in three years.

Real talk! The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur. I won’t say much if you want you can read my articles in Hollywood Reporter on authenticity in Black Storytelling … To Pac’s real fans just know I am still planning a movie on Tupac … It doesn’t matter what they do mines will be better… Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist … He was a black man guided by his passions … Of most importance was his love of black people and culture … Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about… Real talk! How you gonna make a movie about a man when you suing his mother to get the rights to tell his story?! They have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love! And that’s why my ass isn’t involved ! If Tupac knew what was going on he’d ride on all these fools and take it to the streets… But I won’t do that … I’ll just make my own project. What Yall think about that?!!

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Singleton worked with the late rapper his 1993 film “Poetic Justice.” During a 2013 interview with Essence, which also commemorated the film’s 20th anniversary, Singleton recalled his fondest memories of Shakur, including his intentions to cast him for the lead role in 2001’s “Baby Boy” which was later fulfilled by actor Tyrese Gibson.

“People always idolize ‘Pac, but he was really just a brilliant yet confused young kid with a lot of fame,” he told Essence. “He had nothing to ground him, no father. He had no one to tell him ‘no’ or ‘just sit down.’ But when you did tell him something, he’d respect you. Right before he passed we just started talking again.”

“I saw him a week an a half before he went to Las Vegas and I told him I’m working on a new movie [Baby Boy, 2001] and I told him that this will be the movie that will get him an Oscar. He said, ‘Anything you want I’m there.’ He was going to be my Robert DeNiro. We were going to grow together. When you see Baby Boy now, his presence and soul are still in that movie.”

Casting for “Tupac” is set to begin in the coming months, with filming beginning later this year.

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New Tupac Music Will Be Released Soon

To honor the 20th Anniversary of Tupac’s death, new company JAM Inc. and his estate has teamed up to drop unreleased material in the next coming months. According to Billboard, JAM Inc. was brought in by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, and given all of his unreleased material in order to “reset the Skaur estate”, says company owner, Jeff Jampol.

The campaign started with a commercial for Powerade, starring Tupac’s recital of “the flower that grows from the concrete” lyrics from “Mama’s Just a Little Girl” over a dramatized story of Chicago Bulls player, Derrick Rose. Although it was the first glimpse of Tupac material, it is not the last. JAM Inc. will release several unreleased poems, songs, remixes, writongs, demos, and recitals from Tupac Shakur. There is also news that we will be seeing new apparel, museum collections, and biography on the way as well.

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production in June

A long-delayed Tupac Shakur biopic will begin shooting in June, according to the film’s producer, Randall Emmett. “The script is great and we’re ready to make the movie,” he recently told Collider. “We’re just prepping the logistics.”

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“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the Broadway musical based on Tupac’s life, is ending after just six weeks.

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Maya Angelou Explains How She Once Made Tupac Shakur 'Cry' (VIDEO)

This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award-winning poet and activist’s profound impact on society through various mediums.

And perhaps one of Angelou’s many memorable moments took place during the filming of John Singleton’s 1993 drama, “Poetic Justice,” where she diffused an argument involving the film’s star, Tupac Shakur. As the author recalled during a 2013 interview with Canadian media personality George Stroumboulopoulos, her insightful history lesson with Shakur provoked the late rapper to “cry.”

“I didn’t know who he was… He was into a big rowel with another young man,” she recalled during the interview. “And so I said to him, ‘May I speak to you?’ And he was cursing. ‘I wouldn’t give a…’ I said, ‘I understand that, but let me speak to you.’… ‘If these mutha…,’ I said, ‘I got ya. However, let me speak to you.’ And finally I said, ‘When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know our people stood on auction blocks, were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today.’”

“And finally he heard me and stopped talking, and started to weep. And I put my arms around him, and I walked him back into the arena. And he cried.” In addition to a selection of Maya Angelou’s poems featured in the Academy Award-nominated film, she also portrayed the role of Aunt June.

Check out more of Maya Angelou’s recollection of Tupac in the clip above.

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