Tupac Shakur Estate Commemorates His Death
The estate of Tupac Shakur commemorated the 15th anniversary of his death Tuesday with a new section on the official 2pac website and a statement about his musical legacy.
The special section features articles about the rapper's work, videos about his life and submissions from fans. It will be online from Tuesday through Sept. 18, notes allhiphop.com.
Shakur's estate, run by his mother Afeni, said Tuesday, "It was Tupac's greatest wish to inspire minds and spark ideas that would change the world.
"It is the greatest privilege of 2pac.com and Universal Music Enterprises to keep his music and message available to all."
The website also posted Shakur's poem, "In the Event of My Demise" from his book of poetry, The Rose That Grew From Concrete. "In the event of my Demise/When my heart can beat no more/I Hope I Die For A Principle/or A Belief that I had lived 4/I will die Before my Time/Because I feel the shadow’s Depth/So much I wanted 2 accomplish/Before I reached my Death/I have come 2 grips with the possibility/and wiped the last tear from my eyes/I Loved All who were Positive/In the event of my Demise."
Shakur was killed Sept. 13, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was 25.
Joseph Simmons and Kim Kardashian were among those that remembered the rapper Tuesday. Simmons, aka Reverand Run of Run-DMC and MTV's Run's House tweeted, "RIP Tupac.. I often wonder what the Tupac twitter feed would read like if he was still with us #thingsthatmakeyougohmmm."
Kardashian is tweeting lyrics from Tupac songs throughout the day. She wrote Tuesday, "#TupacTuesday! RIP. I'm gonna tweet random lyrics all day! Guess what songs they are!"
Funny or Die marked the occasion with this thought, "2pac would've loved to wake up & see 'RIP Tupac' trending worldwide. Too bad the island he's on doesn't have wifi."