It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the Friday the 13th death (or assassination as some allege) of Tupac Shakur a/k/a 2Pac in Las Vegas, NV. While 2Pac had his detractors, no one can deny his effect on the hip-hop and rap industries. I believe that 2Pac would have been a great political activist had he not been killed. I do not condone the crimes and negativity that 2Pac was associated with during his life, but he had a good message that resonated with the youth. He also was able to excite young people of all ages, races, and economic status to buy millions of his records both in life and in death. R.I.P 2Pac. The hip-hop world misses you.
Here is a good tribute to Pac from Black Ice at SOHH.com that cites some of Pac's social and political beliefs: 2Pac TRIBUTE
Here is a good video tribute to Pac (courtesy of Youtube.com):