Platinum Songwriter, Delray Richardson heads to Malibu, California, for an exclusive look at one of Tupac’s final resting places.
Delray Richardson has written and recorded songs with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists of all time. These artists include Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Eminem. Most noteworthy, Delray co-wrote the original ‘One Day At A Time’ as well as Eminem’s version, featured on the Tupac: Resurrection Soundtrack.
In addition to having a professional relationship with Tupac, Delray Richardson had the opportunity to hang out personally with Shakur. When Tupac died on September 13, 1996, he left many people behind who loved and cared for him. One of those people was Delray Richardson.
Now, 24 years later, Delray Richardson takes fans on an exclusive look at where those who were close to ‘Pac came to celebrate his life and scatter his ashes. In the video posted on Straight Game TV, Delray firstly reveals that he makes the trip every year. He does this either on Tupac’s birthday or on the anniversary of his death to celebrate his legacy and what he left behind.
Wearing his one of a kind t-shirt of Tupac sitting in his Hummer, Delray Richardson heads to Malibu beach. This was the place where the private ceremony with close friends and family took place. Furthermore, the ceremony included scattering some of Tupac’s ashes into the sea. Shock G of Digital Underground was present at the ceremony, where fires were burning and drums beating. Family and friends threw gifts, pictures and Hennessey into the ocean in honor of Shakur.
While driving through the scenic views on route to Malibu, Delray points out some notable places of interest. These include Malibu Tunnel, Sunset Blvd and Topanga Canyon. Arriving at the beach, you instantly see the peaceful and tranquil setting.
Hiking down the hill, Delray finally arrives at the luxurious sandy beach. Paying his respects to both Tupac and his mother Afeni Shakur, Delray says that he commemorates his life by pouring Hennessey onto the beach. The songwriter also urges fans to come to the beach and witness one of Tupac Shakur’s final resting places.
Speaking exclusively with @andyo4l from the O4L Online Network, Delray talks about the importance of keeping Tupac’s legacy alive. “It’s very important that we keep Tupac’s legacy alive because Tupac is and was to music what Shakespeare was to poetry. The substantive nature of his words, his delivery and his unique personality are often imitated but never will be duplicated. Tupac was and is in his legacy the quintessential Hip Hop superstar.”