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Tupac [electronic resource]

Tupac Shakur is remembered as many things. He was—and still is—one of the most successful and influential hip-hop artists ever with more than 75 million records sold. His story was also painfully sad—his life ended as a victim of violence, which he simultaneously criticized and glamorized for an entire generation of fans. If he seems to be a complex contradiction, he was. Perhaps the best explanation for the clashing forces in his life is that despite being a leader and legend, he was just 25 years old when he died. We never found out how he might mature and make peace with the world around him—or himself. This tragedy is compounded by the fact that we still grapple with most of the issues that Tupac had the courage to face and talent to express. That’s why so many still turn to his work today, not as a nostalgic escape, but as a release of deep frustration and yearning.
[Place of publication not identified] : A360 Media, LLC, [date of publication not identified]
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