Tributes poured in on the 23rd anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death from artists and fans alike.
On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur attends the Mike Tyson versus Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand. Tupac was on the way to perform at Suge Knight’s Club 662, a benefit for a retired boxer. Tupac would never make it to the club. He was shot in a drive-by shooting on the way to the club.
Six days later, on September 13th 1996, his mother Afeni Shakur, had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn his life support machine off, pronounced dead at 4.03 pm.
With Tupac impacting so many people’s lives, his death came as a shock to the world. Even now, Tupac’s life and work inspires and motivates across the globe. With each passing year, the thirteenth day of September continues to be a hard day. Fans, family and friends, who many believe to be the greatest of all time, come together to remember Tupac.
We bring you some of the Tupac tributes posted on social media from the 23rd anniversary of his death, including the Outlawz, Ice Cube, Angie Thomas and more.
Tupac Tributes On 23rd Anniversary
Young Noble via his Instagram, “Can’t believe it’s been 23 years you been gone!! I still feel your spirit & hear your voice everyday encouraging us to keep moving forward and keep getting better! We miss you & the world miss you it would be a better place if you was still here! We honor you by being the best men we can be and continuing this legacy of powerful music you taught us how to create! You still the greatest to ever do this shit!! Luv you big bro & thank you for everything!!” #RipPac #Outlaw4Life #23rdAnniversary #MakaveliLivesOn
Ice Cube as he gets ready to headline the 2019 Welcome To The West Festival, also took to his Instagram with a Tupac quote. “Things will never be the same.”
Angie Thomas the author of the Hate U Give, took to her Instagram, as she tells the world ‘Legends don’t die’. The Hate U Give follows the life of a sixteen year old African american girl named Starr Carter. Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. (Angie Thomas interview with O4L Online Network)
Leila Steinberg via her Instagram says, “Toast & celebration to honor you & your gifts. To gather & grieve together 4 even as we celebrate you, we still mourn you always & forever.”
Leila who held poetry classes in Oakland where she met Tupac in 1989. Tupac and Leila hit it off to the point where Tupac stayed with Leila and her family.
Riskie also took to Instagram to pay his respects. Riskie the man responsible for painting the Makaveli album art cover, started working at Death Row Records in early 1996. Her contributed to some of the most iconic album’s in Hip-Hop history. In recent years Riskie appeared on the 2018 series ‘Death Row Chronicles’ and his work was featured in the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, where Tupac was inducted. (Read Riskie’s interview with the O4L Online Network)