On this day 23 years ago, where 2pac would attend the Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, child hood friend and Outlawz member took to Instagram to release a rare 2pac photo.
The rare picture of Tupac and the Outlawz comes from their trip to Hawaii in 1994. In the rare pic of Tupac and the Outlawz, members Yaki Kadafi and Kastro can also be seen in the photo. At time Kadafi, EDI and Kadafi were not yet Outlawz but rather part of the game named Dramacydal.
Although EDI would caption the photo “93 til infinity. #O4L” the photo was actually taken in 1994. On the night of July 23, 1994. Tupac would perform at the Summer Jam event presented by Street Style Productions. The show started at 8PM and a general admission ticket went for only $17.50!
Earlier this year, Mike Miller, Los Angeles based photographer/director, who has photographed iconic musicians, released rare 2pac photos via social media. (View the Mike Miller 2pac Collection.)
Also in 1994, Michael S. Miller, would take some of the most iconic photos in the 2pac legacy. A photo shoot for the Thug Life: Volume 1 album. An album that featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and 2pac. The photograph of 2pac 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.
Not only rare photos of 2pac have been released this year, but video footage as well! The release of a rare 2pac speech came from The Indiana Black Expo. The expo is one of the largest ethnic-cultural events in the United States. It uses its platform to be the voice to advance African Americans. At the 23rd annual Indiana Black Expo, 2pac joined Valethia Watkins, Brian Muata Harris, Dr Khalid Abdul Muhammad and Dr Greg Carr as a guest. At the event, he spoke about the realities of Black life in America. (Watch Tupac’s Speech at The Indian Black Expo.)
Photos from the trip to Hawaii had been previously released, but this rare 2pac picture is another one for the collection.