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ICYMI: Tupac Poem Hits Market, ‘All Eyez On Me’ Inspiration

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A love poem written by Tupac Shakur over two decades ago that inspired his hit song “All Eyez On Me” is hitting the market.

The piece is titled “All Eye Was Lookin’ 4.” The auction house confirmed it’s dated for August 26th, 1995, and 2Pac’s hit song came out the next year.

The iconic rapper penned a handwritten poem to one of his old girlfriends. It tells the story of how he fell in love with a woman named Simi and how he hoped their relationship would go.

“4 Romeo there was Juliet, 4 Sampson was Delilah, 4 Heaven there was hell, 4 water there is fire, but me, I walk alone w life, w search of something pure, then I came across a woman who was All I wasz looking for.”

The authentic poem and piece of Tupac history is selling for a mere 95-thousand-dollars.

“All Eyez on Me” featuring Big Skye, appeared on 2Pac’s fourth studio album, All Eyez on Me, Disc 2. It was the last project released while Tupac Shakur was living.

All Eyez on Me made history as the first ever double-full-length Hip Hop solo studio album released commercially.

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Tupac Poem Hits Market, ‘All Eyez On Me’ Inspiration

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A love poem written by Tupac Shakur over two decades ago that inspired his hit song “All Eyez On Me” is hitting the market.

The piece is titled “All Eye Was Lookin’ 4.” The auction house confirmed it’s dated for August 26th, 1995, and 2Pac’s hit song came out the next year.

The iconic rapper penned a handwritten poem to one of his old girlfriends. It tells the story of how he fell in love with a woman named Simi and how he hoped their relationship would go.

“4 Romeo there was Juliet, 4 Sampson was Delilah, 4 Heaven there was hell, 4 water there is fire, but me, I walk alone w life, w search of something pure, then I came across a woman who was All I wasz looking for.”

The authentic poem and piece of Tupac history is selling for a mere 95-thousand-dollars.

“All Eyez on Me” featuring Big Skye, appeared on 2Pac’s fourth studio album, All Eyez on Me, Disc 2. It was the last project released while Tupac Shakur was living.

All Eyez on Me made history as the first ever double-full-length Hip Hop solo studio album released commercially.

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Wake Me When I’m Free | Tupac Shakur | A Museum Experience

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free is a groundbreaking museum experience that will provide a deeper understanding of this legendary artist who used his creative platform to speak for the voiceless and oppressed. 

Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, this exhibit leverages technology, contemporary art, and never before seen artifacts from Tupac’s personal archives. Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free will delve into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art.

Be one of the first to witness this legendary experience. Opening Night is January 21st @ L.A. Live. Tickets On Sale Now!” WMWIF.COM

Ticket link: wakemewhenimfreetickets.com

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Today in Hip-Hop History: 2Pac’s “California Love” Featuring Dr. Dre Was Released 26 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Death Row Records released one of the label’s most successful singles featuring Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Zapp frontman, the late Roger Troutman aptly titled “California Love” from ‘Pac’s All Eyez On Me LP.

As Tupac’s first single as a Death Row artist and as a free man after his 1994 rape conviction, California Love dropped during the height of the East Coast/West Coast rivalry and helped to propel Death Row to the top of the Hip Hop food chain, featuring the game’s hottest rapper and the most sought after producer. The B-side to the Jodeci-powered “How Do U Want It?” posted up in the Billboard pole position for a solid two weeks and ‘Pac was posthumously nominated for Grammys in the Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group categories.

“Only In Cali where we riot not rally, to live and die/ In L.A., we wearing Chucks, not Ballys(yeah, that’s right)..”

Salute to the late, great Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, the entire Death Row staff, the legend Roger Troutman and everyone involved with this smash single that will forever live in Hip Hop history.

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A Clip of ‘95 2Pac’s Gangsta Boogie To “Let’s Play House” Goes Viral

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From classic movie scenes to powerful messages to iconic outbursts that have influenced some of the biggest names in today’s Hip Hop, moments from the life of legendary recording artist 2Pac go viral daily.

While today is no different, a clip that shows the groovy side of the thespian two-stepping inside a nightclub in 1995 to the West Coast classic “Let’s Play House” by Tha Dogg Pound goes viral on Tuesday (Oct. 12). “He was so gangsta,” tweets @Meanie_McFeeny on Twitter in the comment section of the 13-second clip.

Posted on October 12 by the popular social media account, @AuxGod_, on Twitter, the tweet captioned “Tupac dancing to ‘Let’s Play House’ (95)” has generated 52,000 views, 2,466 likes and 714 retweets — so far. The clip stems from rare footage of 2Pac at Club 662 in Las Vegas. The one-time nightclub was owned by Suge Knight. You may watch the full video of Shakur dancing on the packed-out dance floor below.

MORE: Fat Joe Responds To Fans Upset with DaBaby Tupac Comparison

“Let’s Play House” appears on Tha Dogg Pound’s classic album Dogg Food (1995). Signing with Death Row Records in 1992, their debut album, which also features the infamous diss track “New York New York” featuring Snoop Dogg, peaked at #1 on Billboard in November 1995 and went 2x platinum, according to RIAA. 

In 1995, the rapper-actor was shot five times during the New York robbery that spawned the infamous beef with best friend-turned-bitter rival Notorious B.I.G. and sentenced to up to four and a half years in jail for sexual abuse. His third album, Me Against the World, was released in March 1995 via Interscope/Jive Records. While in jail, 2Pac signed a multi-album deal with Death Row Records in September 1995. 

MORE: Today In Hip Hop History: Tupac Shakur Signs To Death Row Records 26 Years Ago

On Death Row, 2Pac and Tha Dogg Pound collaborated on the track “Got My Mind Made Up” off the Diamond-selling Death Row debut All Eyez on Me. On the album’s production, Daz Dillinger produced “Ambitionz az a Ridah.” Tha Dogg Pound left Death Row in 2001.

You can revisit the visual to the Dogg Pound classic below.

Rest in Peace Tupac Shakur

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Vegas Cop Who Cradled 2Pac After He Was Fatally Shot Still Gets Harassed 25 Years Later

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The police officer who cradled a dying 2Pac Shakur as he took his last breath 25 years ago says he is still being harassed by conspiracy theorists who believe he is still alive. Some even believe he played a role in his death. Retired Cop Tells His Truth Retired Las Vegas Cop Chris Carroll told […]

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Vegas Cop Who Cradled 2Pac After He Was Fatally Shot Still Gets Harassed 25 Years Later

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The police officer who cradled a dying 2Pac Shakur as he took his last breath 25 years ago says he is still being harassed by conspiracy theorists who believe he is still alive. Some even believe he played a role in his death. Retired Cop Tells His Truth Retired Las Vegas Cop Chris Carroll told […]

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New 2Pac Release Gets Controversial Co-Sign

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2Pac’s monumental body of work is now reimagined as house music with a Brooklyn jazz influence by award-winning producer, Jonathan Hay.  But a controversial social media co-sign by Suge Knight’s son could threaten the fragile peace between rival bloodlines. 2Pac’s Remix Brings Top Talent  Award-winning producer, Jonathan Hay — noted for his chart-topping remake of […]

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ICYMI: Nas and Jungle Detail 2Pac Confrontation at MTV Music Awards

Nas and Jungle Detail 2Pac Confrontation at MTV Music Awards

Nas‘ brother, Jungle, recalls almost getting into a fight with 2Pac during an appearance on Apple Music 1’s Rap Life Radio.

The duo told Ebro Darden that things went left after Jungle proudly proclaimed his loyalty to Mobb Deep in front of the late rapper.

“I’m in the seats at the spot. And somebody came and said, ‘Yeah, your brother and them is getting it on in the lobby or whatever,’ or something like that,” explained Nas. “So I got up and I went out there, but it was already squashed at that point.”

Jungle said Nas was presenting an award and he ran into 2Pac while grabbing a beverage. 

“I went to get a drink and I saw this girl that looked lost,” Jungle said, citing his young age at the time of this incident. “So I’m like, ‘Where are you going?’ She’s like, ‘I’m looking for my friends.’ I said, ‘Who?’ ‘Death Row.’ I was like, ‘What? When I see one of them, I’m going to take a chain.’ And then she was laughing. I was trying to make her laugh to come get a drink with me. But I was on some Queensbridge Mobb Deep shit. It’s like, yeah, Mobb Deep in the house. I’m going to take a chain.”

Shortly after, the Death Row crew were walking in Jungle and the young woman’s direction. “I yelled it out, ‘Yo, Mobb Deep in the house. I will take a Death Row chain,’” he said. “They came right back with Pac, and he’s looking like, ‘Who said that?’ … And I was like, ‘Oh god.’ And I was with his guy, Moose, and Moose was like, ‘Man, yo, I got you. I see everybody and they don’t even know I’m with you.’ And he’s like this karate expert from Queens bridge. … I said it again, ‘Mobb Deep, what’s up Pac? What’s up? I’ll take your chain right now.’ And then they surrounded me again. They surrounded me, all, ‘What’s up with you? All it is. And Death Row, we here to die. You don’t know Death Row.’ They had razors in their hands, everything.”

2Pac had beef with Mobb Deep and things hit a peak when Pac referenced Prodigy’s battle with sickle cell disease on the 1996 diss track, “Hit Em Up.”

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Nas and Jungle Detail 2Pac Confrontation at MTV Music Awards

Nas and Jungle Detail 2Pac Confrontation at MTV Music Awards

Nas‘ brother, Jungle, recalls almost getting into a fight with 2Pac during an appearance on Apple Music 1’s Rap Life Radio.

The duo told Ebro Darden that things went left after Jungle proudly proclaimed his loyalty to Mobb Deep in front of the late rapper.

“I’m in the seats at the spot. And somebody came and said, ‘Yeah, your brother and them is getting it on in the lobby or whatever,’ or something like that,” explained Nas. “So I got up and I went out there, but it was already squashed at that point.”

Jungle said Nas was presenting an award and he ran into 2Pac while grabbing a beverage. 

“I went to get a drink and I saw this girl that looked lost,” Jungle said, citing his young age at the time of this incident. “So I’m like, ‘Where are you going?’ She’s like, ‘I’m looking for my friends.’ I said, ‘Who?’ ‘Death Row.’ I was like, ‘What? When I see one of them, I’m going to take a chain.’ And then she was laughing. I was trying to make her laugh to come get a drink with me. But I was on some Queensbridge Mobb Deep shit. It’s like, yeah, Mobb Deep in the house. I’m going to take a chain.”

Shortly after, the Death Row crew were walking in Jungle and the young woman’s direction. “I yelled it out, ‘Yo, Mobb Deep in the house. I will take a Death Row chain,’” he said. “They came right back with Pac, and he’s looking like, ‘Who said that?’ … And I was like, ‘Oh god.’ And I was with his guy, Moose, and Moose was like, ‘Man, yo, I got you. I see everybody and they don’t even know I’m with you.’ And he’s like this karate expert from Queens bridge. … I said it again, ‘Mobb Deep, what’s up Pac? What’s up? I’ll take your chain right now.’ And then they surrounded me again. They surrounded me, all, ‘What’s up with you? All it is. And Death Row, we here to die. You don’t know Death Row.’ They had razors in their hands, everything.”

2Pac had beef with Mobb Deep and things hit a peak when Pac referenced Prodigy’s battle with sickle cell disease on the 1996 diss track, “Hit Em Up.”

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