Hip Hop artist NLE Choppa paid tribute to Tupac Shakur by rocking new Karl Kani 1993 vintage edition clothing.
Tupac continues to inspire new artists decades after his passing. NLE Choppa took to his social media accounts late Monday night (January 18), where the “Shotta Flow” artist shared photos of himself imitating similar poses as Tupac did back in 1993.
Twenty-eight years ago Tupac Shakur linked up with Karl Kani helping the fashion designer from Brooklyn to showcase his brand on a mainstream level. In fact Shakur did not charge Kani as he participated in an advertisement photoshoot in Harlem. (Watch: How Much Did Tupac Charge Fashion Designer Karl Kani?)
In return Tupac asked for only one favor. “He was like, ‘Yo I don’t charge my people for nothing’. He asked me, ‘Can you put Thug Life on some of the ads with me?’” Karl Kani gladly accepted as he retold the story on The Fat Joe Show. (View: Karl Kani On Tupac’s Advertisement Vision In Harlem)
With the help of photographer Johnnie, Choppa was able to recreate these photoshoots. Along with the photos shared on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, NLE Choppa also provided a quote from Shakur in his caption and wrote one of his own.
“Death Is Not The Greatest Loss In Life. The Greatest Loss Is What Dies Inside While Alive. Never Surrender -Tupac Amaru Shakur Hoping Love Approaches Now And Not When When The Person Diem. -NLE #2pac.”