Video director and photography Mike Miller shared an exclusive photo of Tupac Shakur via his Instagram account, which has become the norm as of late.
Updated September 28. Celebrating the 26th anniversary of the “Thug Life Volume 1” album, Miller released a rare photo on Saturday September 26th of Tupac and the Thug Life rap group.
Captioning the photo, Miller wrote, “Thug Life album 26yrs old today. Never shown this photo before.”
Previously on Tuesday afternoon (September 22) Miller shared a new Tupac Shakur photo in higher quality. The photographer simply captioned the new photo with, “🐐 1994.”
The actual photo was previously released on April 23rd of 2019 along with eight other images. The nine-grid photo layout can be seen below.
Mike Miller, Los Angeles based photographer/director, has photographed iconic musicians. His book titled ‘West Coast Hip Hop: A History In Pictures, containts some of those iconic stars. Icons such as NWA, Snoop, House Of Pain and Tupac Shakur. Purchase Mike Miller Photography Book
Back in July of 2020, Miller shared another never-before-seen photo of Tupac, which stemmed from a 1994 shoot with Shakur’s entire Thug Life Hip Hop group. This particular photo released Tuesday (July 28) shows Tupac Shakur covering his eyes with his own black t-shirt. Shakur’s iconic Thug Life tattoo is on full display with his cross chain sitting on his chest.
Back in 2019, Miller released various photos from the shoot throughout the year. Including October of 2019 in part of the 25th anniversary of the Thug Life album, releasing the photo with Tupac and Thug Life group as seen below. The Tupac Estate would also release higher quality music videos for ‘How Long Will They Mourn Me‘ and ‘Cradle To The Grave‘.
In 1994, Michael S. Miller, would take some of the most iconic photos in the Tupac legacy. A photo shoot for the Thug Life: Volume 1 album. An album that featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and Tupac Shakur. The photograph of Tupac holding up his middle finger is forever engraved beyond the Hip Hop culture. The image appeared in the insert of the album cover booklet and would also appear at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017.