20 Years Ago Today We Lost A Legend, Tupac Shakur Would’ve Been 45 Years Old Today

(via biography.com)

At the young age of 25, Tupac Amaru Shakur was shot in the chest, hand, and pelvis. Tupac was visiting Las Vegas, Nevada for a boxing match and ended up shot while riding in a car driven by Suge Knight. Pac died 6 days after the shooting.

Tupac Shakur is one of the most influential rappers to date, he spoke his mind and made it cool to be an individual. Tupac was also an activist in his own right. After coining the phrase “thug life” and putting his own twist on it, Pac used his voice to speak out on various things, especially police brutality and racial injustice.

He was educated and street smart and presented messages to his fan base in relatable ways. While Tupac wasn’t necessarily the ideal cookie cutter role model, he was a person who used his fame and platform to speak his truth and you have to respect that.

Today, we remember a man who was black, loud, proud, and fearless. We will forever remember Tupac Shakur. He definitely made a huge impact on our culture, he sparked a change in the world.