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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Tupac Admits to Hughes Brothers Assault On ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ 27 Years Ago

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On this date in 1993, late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur took to national television to air out The Hughes Brothers about his firing from his role in Menace II Society, which landed him an assault charge for putting hands on the director siblings.

In between videos, Pac was asked by the show’s host Ed Lover about his firing from the cult classic flick starring Tyrin Turner and MC Eiht, to which he responded, “They fired me but did it in a round about punk snitch way. So I caught them on the streets and whipped their behinds. I was a menace to the Hughes Brothers and it ain’t over.”

Ed Lover attempted to cover his mouth so that Shakur couldn’t snitch on himself anymore, but it was too late. The Hughes Brothers used the MTV footage in court to help get ‘Pac convicted of assault. He served 15 days in jail.

RIP Tupac and John Singleton!

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[WATCH] Awkward Throwback Video Of Tupac Shakur and MTV Correspondent

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In this throwback video of Tupac Shakur, the rapper strolls the Venice Beach Boardwalk while being interviewed by MTV News Tabitha Soren who seemed lost and out of touch. This classic video from 1995 gives us a glimpse into the heart of Tupac who dropped tons of jewels in between the horrible invading questions. As a journalist myself I remember as a child watching MTV and wondering how these professionals were so uninformed and unprepared about the people they were interviewing.

This awkward video includes constant questions about why he didn’t have a father growing up, his mother being a crackhead, and repeatedly questioning if Tupac himself abused crack. Tabitha’s interrogating questions seemed more like someone being nosey and wanting gossip as opposed to showcasing her talents and his as well. The topics stayed negative and she unleashed a hail of questions that seemed amateur. In true Tupac fashion, he knocks it out the ballpark teaching Tabitha along the way. He stops to relate to fans walking by and continues to show that even at 21-years old he was powerful, educated and able to pull himself up and out of poverty as he shared himself with the world. Tupac was so eloquent with his words and vision and we love to watch his words captured on film.

Happy Birthday Tupac. 

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Happy 49th Birthday to 20th Century Icon Tupac Shakur! Top 5 ‘Pac Predictions

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Today, June 16, Tupac Shakur would have turned 49 and even in his untimely death, he is still regarded as one of the most influential MC’s of our time

2Pac’s devoted followers look upon him as somewhat of a prophet due to his ability to remain relevant with the times long after his demise. In his music, he almost predicted events that took effect after his presence was no longer with us. In celebration of his 44th birthday, TheSource.com presents our favorite Top 5 Tupac Predictions:

Prediction #1: “Only The Good Die Young”

It was more than a tragedy/ Emotions be grabbin’ me/ Plane fell from the sky/ We tryin’ to figure what happened/ Burnin’ churches, fearin’ God who can be so cruel?”

Prior to the 911 tragedies, Pac quoted these lyrics explaining the events of the time. Regardless of whether he predicted it knowingly, the World Trade Center was indeed attacked by planes and churches are still being burned even in this era.

Prediction #2: “Changes”

And although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to see a Black president.”

President Obama wasn’t ready to be in the White House when ‘Pac made the song “Changes,” but since then, this prediction has come to past. The lyrics of this particular song are relevant even now, as he goes into the condition of Black people in America and the struggles still being faced today.

Prediction #3: “God Bless The Dead”

Rest in peace to my muthafucka Biggie Smalls…”

The erie taunt by 2Pac before either him or Big were murdered may have been one of the misfortunate misinterpretations regarding the beef that caused their demise since it wasn’t about Notorious Big or was it?

Prediction #4: “Niggaz Done Changed”

I’ve been shot and murdered, can’t tell you how it
happened word for word / but best believe that niggaz’ gonna get what they deserve.”

‘The bars from “Niggaz Done Changed” are just one example of the many times Pac predicted his untimely death.

Prediction #5: “Keep Ya Head Up”

I think it’s time to kill for our women/ Time to heal our women, be real to our women/ And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies that make the babies.”

In “Keep Ya Head Up” Pac was talking to the women of the time and gave his prediction of what would occur if the men don’t support them. Unfortunately, his prediction was correct regarding the current generation.

Happy 49th Birthday Tupac Shakur on behalf of TheSource.com #TupacTuesday #O4L

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Saucery Farms and Extracts to Host Benefit Smoke Session for Tupac’s Birthday

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This Tuesday, June 16, Saucey Farms and Extracts will celebrate and support Tupac Shakur’s Birthday Smoke Session “I Got 5ive On It.” The cannabis community will unite with artists from across the United States to aid in the rebuilding of the cannabis stores in the Bay Area damaged in uprisings during Black Lives Matter protests.

Along with the stars that will participate, Saucey Farms and Extracts’ co-founder and New York legend Jim Jones will support.

The event will be live-streamed here and the link to donate is available here.

You can see everyone who will participate below.

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[WATCH] Classic Tupac Shakur: We Can’t Do But So Much Marching

Back in 1993, a 22-year-old Tupac Shakur took the podium at the 23rd Annual Indiana Black Expo and bared his heart about police brutality, going to war and ownership.

Introduced by Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who held the same sentiments as the late rapper…Tupac told the kids of the 90’s to put their minds together and go to war. Speaking on ownership as a man and woman, bearing arms, and togetherness, an emotional Tupac shared his experience as a black man in America who became successful. The platinum rapper stopped his busy schedule to influence a group of young black teenagers who were hanging on his every word, Tupac commanded the crowd to stand up for something. Shoulder to shoulder. And today his words are echoing the feelings of the new generation of this nation.

Dr. Greg Carr and Tupac Shakur during an 23rd annual Indiana Black Expo, 1993

“We can’t be do but so much marching…We’ve been marching for damn near 100 years. We are marching on the anniversary of marches from when we marched 25 years ago.” Pushing the kids to arm themselves and challenge the system many disagree with his words. It still remains that the soldier attitude and passion Tupac illuminated seems to be gone from this era.

That year, Pac spoke to us, and his words still ring a bell today. What changes will we make? Where are our leaders today? Who will this generation listen to?

“These white people see us as thugs…”

Watch Tupac’s epic speech below. Rest in power king.

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Michael Jai White Recalls Tupac Shakur Code Switching Around Other Black People

Michael Jai White appeared on Vlad TV and talked about the days he used to play other celebrities in pool for money.

He recalled the days when he used to play with Tupac Shakur and how the gangsta rap persona was absent until other Black people were present.

“Tupac and I would play… And what was interesting is that, from my perspective, it was kind of a weird thing with Tupac,” he said. “We would play or we’d hang out, and people would say, ‘You know your friend looks a lot like Tupac.’ Nobody ever thought it was him because the side of him that I knew was so different from what the whole gangster thing.

“I speak the way I speak, no matter who I’m with, right?” Michael Jai White added. “I think that encouraged Tupac, that side of him that was goofy, he felt like, ‘Oh, I can just be myself.’” According to White, he and Tupac would do “goofy sh*t” like have multiplication math challenges. “He would be a different kind of dude, but then we would be playing and then all of a sudden he would go back into, ‘Yeah n*gga.’ [I’d be like] ‘Somebody black must have walked into the room. Yep, there it is.’ He would turn that on and off.”

Check out the full interview below:

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Kentucky Man Named Tupac Shakur Accused Of Fraud After Filing For Unemployment

When you have the same name as one of the biggest icons of the 20th century who is no longer alive, people are bound to accuse you of scamming but this wasn’t the case this week in Kentucky.

46 year old Tupac Shakur became a centerpiece of conversation in Kentucky after Governor Andy Beshear erroneously used him as an example of people attempting poke fun at the state’s unemployment system.

“We had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky,” said Beshear. “And that person may have thought they were being funny, they probably did. Except for the fact that because of them, we had to go through so many other claims.”

The Lexington, KY resident said he wanted an apology from the Governor for making such a spectacle about his name. “I’ve been struggling for like the last month trying to figure out how to pay the bills,” adding, “I’m hurt, I’m really embarrassed and I’m shocked. He needs to apologize. That’s just my name.”

Gov. Bashear did actually call Shakur to apologize, who responded with the grace and forgiveness after the convo between the restaurant worker and the politician. “I understand, he’s dealing with a lot,” said Shakur. “Mistakes happen.” 

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