WATCH FULL | Lost Soul: 25 years since the murder of Tupac ShakurJan 28, 2022
yearssince a 25 year old rap star was shot dead in las vegas
tupacwas an icon he is probably the most talented rapper in history at least one of the most iconic rappers in history and he meant a lot culturally
tupacshukur was on top of the world his music and his mentality striking the heartstrings of millions if I can't live free if I can't live with the same respect as the next man I don't want to be here because God has cursed me to see what should be the life be like his death impressive his ongoing legacy tonight a 13 investigates a
shakurhis high profile death his lasting impact how friends, family and authorities remember his life and his death has been 25 years since the night The focus here in Las Vegas quickly shifted from a fight with Mike Tyson to a shooting right next to strip rap superstar Tupac Shakur had just been taken.
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murderthat has been shrouded in mystery for years, but tonight we answer some of them. Long questions about the death of a music icon From the beginning the deck was stacked against Tupac Shakur He was born in East Harlem, New York, on June 16, 1971 and life was hard His mother was in jail while he was pregnant with him he was exposed to violence in his early years, experiences that later fueled his lyrics, tupac's family would eventually move to the bay area and in 1991, tupac burst onto the music scene with a group called digital underground, a solo career would soon follow;
Within five years he grew to become a gangsta rap giant in hip-hop, his songs gave voice to the voiceless, struck a chord with this mix of aggressive lyrics and social commentary with a me against the world mentality. , his music connected with millions around the world, but everyone who loved him would. he would soon lose it september 7, 1996 tupac members of his hip-hop group the outlaws rocked knight and other friends came to las vegas it was fight night tupac's close friend great boxer and las vegas resident mike tyson facing off to bruce selden a fight outside the ring would overshadow the case of a fist fight occurring between tupac and a guy named orlando anderson who was a and tupac's entourage also jumps out and starts attacking orlando if you hit a guy like that, You better turn your head because he's going to come back looking for you and that's exactly what happened.
Both the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and the Los Angeles Police Department spent years on the case, they believe Anderson then grabbed a gun and drove to the car carrying Tupac and Suge the night it had stopped at a red light in Flamingo. and koval it was around 11 pm when the shots rang out tupac's car and the other cars in his group accelerated flamingo turned onto the avenue and tried to turn left on harmon but turned at the intersection retired metro sergeant chris carroll was patrolling on a bike and he was the first to arrive at the scene, so as soon as the cars stopped, almost all the car doors opened and a group of guys got out, he started asking everyone what happened while pointing his gun at them. his gun, but no one spoke after the situation calmed down, that's when Carol noticed someone in the passenger seat and ordered him to get out of the car, but nothing happened.
Carol opened the passenger door and Tupac started to fall, so I grabbed him with my left hand and lowered him to the pavement. I could see right away that he had been shot several times and there was a lot of blood all over his torso. I knew he was in bad shape. Carol says she saw blood coming out of Tupac's mouth and she knew he was almost out of time. He tried to get information before tupac passed out and I looked at him and said who shot you, he looked at me and was trying to catch his breath and I thought I was really going to get some cooperation so he looked at me and said if you and after saying his eyes rolled back he started gurgling and
Tupac went into surgery at UMC but he never regained consciousness. The word spread quickly in the music world, I mean, he was at home with my wife. the news and you know, we, you know, we started calling people that we knew and that knew him, we were just trying to get information, we were actually at the mgm, I saw the fight, I saw everything that happened, we went to this club, We were waiting in line and suddenly we saw people running down the street talking about Tupac getting shot. This was a drive-by shooting in which he was killed on the Strip.
That kind of thing doesn't happen in Las Vegas and it was something that really shocked me. the community shook the image of being in Las Vegas six days later, Tupac was taken off life support and died, millions of fans began to cry. All of this happened while the investigation was building on all the clues leading to the man in the fight, Orlando Anderson, well actually we do. We pretty much know who shot him and that's Orlando Anderson. Orlando Anderson himself was murdered shortly after Tupac Anderson was killed in an unrelated shooting in Los Angeles in 2006. The case was reinvestigated this time by the Los Angeles police as part of the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., retired detective Greg.
Kating, who worked in law enforcement for 25 years, says his investigation also identified Anderson as the shooter. He says Anderson's uncle, Kifidi, confessed to police that he was there in Las Vegas and gave the gun to his nephew. The lead force was actually based on TFD's confession about being involved in a murder and about giving a gun to his nephew Orlando Kating revealing this information in a book he wrote titled rap murder inside the murders of biggie and tupac the Anderson's uncle making these confessions after reaching an agreement his testimony could not be used against him, it becomes a very problematic prosecution and they recognize that there is not much more that can be done, this case has left many friends and fans of Tupac wanting some kind of justice.
Katings says there will be no judicial justice, but he says there is some closure. In this case, if you are looking for closure, all the facts and evidence are there to give you a clear understanding of what happened and why it happened and then the fact that Orlando Anderson died the same way Tupac died is almost like perfect justice. Violent night in southern Nevada that would be remembered around the world as would be Tupac's message. I'm not saying I'm going to rule the world or change the world, but I guarantee I'll turn on the brain that will. change the world and that's our job his songs and his impact on the world I miss him you know having another mc out there you know who would set a bar you know what I mean he would send some bars I would set bars You know? it was great to see someone as good as me a never ending tribute since his death tupac's friends and loved ones have continued to remember and honor the artist 13 action news anchor ross d matey shows you the memories that still remain with those who knew him Well no matter where Tupac Shakur went, controversy followed, he had brushes with the law and was put behind bars more than once, the rapper was also portrayed by some as a violent and troubled young man, but for those who knew him best there was more to say. the rap icon, yeah, Park and I were good.
You know we were learning from each other in the game. You know, I think he was learning from me and I was learning from him. I'm just trying to make sure you know what I'm involved in. It's going to be something positive and it's going to focus more on the positive aspects of his life and you know his mission when someone told me about Tupac. I was thinking this brother would be doing this for like 40 or 50 years and every decade I'm going to bring a crazy change Tupac also had a sensitive and poetic side. Her longtime friend Jada Pinkett Smith shared an example of that on her 50th birthday last June in the video of Jada reading the poem titled Souls Lost When the Purest Hearts Are Broken , Lost
It's all that's left on my knees I pray to God to save me from this fate let me live to see what was gold in me before it's too late fans continue to remember him through messages in his songs and interviews while his friends continue to remember moments they will cherish forever and honor his lasting legacy when i saw him as a dirty old bastard at the same concert backstage and we were performing, biggie was also performing that day but we were all there performing and i got a chance to scream . seeing them both backstage and just seeing a different side of those guys, you know, the real human side, we're actually putting the finishing touches on the One Nation album right now, as we speak, it should be released on September 13, really We went and tried to get as many people in hip-hop as you know looking to push the culture forward in a positive way and include them all on this album and that was one of pox's missions, one of his last missions, and I hope we did. good job with that ross d mate 13 action upcoming news about the lost soul leaving a lasting impact on music the reason it has lasting power is because it connected when you speak from the heart and tell the truth you connect with people listen to local djs about the legacy of rap icons and what tupac means to them welcome back the hip-hop industry turned upside down 25 years ago surprisingly 25 years later tupac continues to impact music good morning the host from las vegas hill estrino spoke to local djs about the rap icon's legacy he was a voice for our generation he was way ahead of his time revolutionary is what i would say about tupac local djs say tupac
shakur's words still they touch people young and old the reason is that he has lasting power is because he connects when you speak from the heart and you tell the truth you connect with people and I think his greatest attribute was his ability to communicate and um and show a altruism side.
I remember when Tupac was getting his I was going to the radio station when I was a 14-15 year old intern and begging for his music to be played by one of our DJs named sway, who was on mtv and who has his own syndicated show on siriusxm. a growth of tupac dj franzen works at dre's nightclub and real 103.9 says tupac's legacy goes beyond his music it just had an impact to this day you could be 21 you could be 51 you know what i was talking about in the 90's it's still relevant to this day michael mike p perry is a dj for hot 97.5 and remembers seeing tupac at mgm right before the shooting we all went to umc it was like a martin luther king day parade it was a group of people say that the artist is even more popular today than in 1996. from california i love to keep my head up high to dear mom there are songs that many can relate to well, then i was a real womanizer so my first song is Putting is that I move, oh my God, I had that song on repeat a million billion times.
There's a Tupac song on all eyes on me on a double album that came out in 1996 that went diamond with over 10 million records sold, probably 20 million now, and it's the only song on that entire album. no bad words it's called heaven it's not hard to find and if you really listen to this song you'll know what this guy tupac was really about for mike and dj franzen his songs painted a picture of his life and took you on a journey into his world . Tupac said he was going to inspire people and I've been in radio here for 20 or 20 years and I'm one of the people he inspired.
I go to penitentiaries I go to youth centers and I talk to kids and I have that Tupac spirit and that spirit is one that lives on through the legacy that Kalina Estrinos left behind 13 action news well it's coming about the lost soul from sergeant to status celebrity the unintended consequence of being the first officer on the scene stay with us welcome back the murder of tupac has had a completely unintended consequence it has made a celebrity of the retired metropolitan police sergeant who was the first on the scene even 25 Years Later Tupac's Biggest Fans Can Spot Chris Carroll Immediately, a family I can only describe as starstruck interrupts our interview with retired Metro Sergeant Chris Carroll when the Mississippi Turners approach us.
We were actually talking about what made Carol a familiar face to Tupac fans. The fact that he was the last person. to talk to him, how old are you? I'm 39. Okay, so you were like 14 when Tupac was nine and six, yeah, that was nice. I remember what he was doing. I was at a backyard party when he died so remember everything about it marcus turner sings tupac rhymes and plays the soundtrack of his youth and
watches all the documentaries made about tupac shakur trying to get to the bottom of who he murdered whom he calls a prophetof music recognizes former metro sergeant chris carroll in countless interviews and knows that carol had the final human interaction with tupac, the last man to hear his voice, he was like a prophet, many things happened now, he responded, he spoke in that so, you know, that's where we know it from, we grew up in tupac, that's what I grew up there, that's how I know so much about it.
The spotlight cast by such a high-profile murder case appears to be more relevant now for Chris Carroll than it was 25 years ago. This incident changed your life. Not for a while. You know I could. I didn't really talk about it until I retired because you know when you work for the police department you know when you speak you represent the police department so it wasn't my place to say anything until I retired so I don't think it's really changed my life. , I never thought it would lead to so much press and interviews and things like that, you know, it's changed my life a little bit, maybe because of all those things for countless fans like Marcus Turner, so he wants to thank Chris Carroll. keeping the music and memory of Tupac alive by recounting that faithful night.
You have something to tell the detective. No, I appreciate the work he did. Very good. Great job. You know, it's good to see you. I'm here with the superstar. But. I don't know about that but yeah I know your face. I'm a long way from being a 22 hour drive away oh that's amazing if I know you. I know a lot more people know you, so you know you're like an icon. Continue with your work. Yes, we were interrupted several times during that interview. because so many people recognized him, we'll be right back after this break, he had his own technique on how he was going to achieve change and in the '90s he achieved that change and was the first multi-faceted superstar in rap and hip-hop music this man he accomplished a lot in 25 years remember he was 25 when he died look at all the things he did as an artist look at all the music he released look at the movies he was in poetry the books uh tupac was a genius it wasn't just rapping you know it wasn't just to make the words rhyme it was mainly to make it poetic you know and if you look at the song it changes the way it describes the story um brenda has a baby it was mainly to send a message instead of just selling records and i feel like it's because that is still so important to this day and welcome back to the second half hour of our news special called lost soul 25 years since the murder of tupac shakur the mafia museum honored tupac's legacy with a panel of discusses a candid conversation about what happened the night he was shot and the role gang activity played in his death. 13 Action News reporter Alicia Patillo shows you how they remembered the rap icon. a night to remember one of the greatest rappers who ever lived the mafia museum hosting an all-star panel including rappers edi mean and chuck d and former journalist stephanie frederick to discuss the life and death of tupac shakur well, The case is still being talked about 25 years later, because Tupac was an icon, he was loved, right, he was an extremely talented individual, one night in Las Vegas, a panel discussion was held at the mafia museum ahead of the 25th anniversary of Tupac's murder, the mafia museum that brought together former journalists and film producers Stephanie Frederick former LAPD officer Frederick Reynolds co-founder and rapper of Public Enemy Chug D and Edi Mean who was a member of the hip-hop group from tupac the outlaws actually if you're a tupac fan you know him very well because he put it all into the music he wasn't a guy he wasn't really into the innuendo so if you listen to the music you knew tupac at that time, when the incident happened, he was angry, he had his own technique on how it was going. to bring about change and in the '90s he sparked that change and was rap music and hip-hop's first multi-faceted superstar.
There have been others who actually acted in movies, but he was actually an actor, he was a writer. for truth, a poet for truth and he was an emcee rapper and stage manager for truth, he was able to put all these things together and that's why people couldn't take their eyes off him and then their ears, the panel explored the events that led to the rap star's tragic death sharing his thoughts on the investigation that followed and why there should have been justice in the case, it shouldn't go unsolved at all if tupac was just an average guy, average gang member , that case would have been solved, that would have been arrested i think because of tupac's fame they were afraid of the case to be honest with you former detective reynolds says lapd arrested orlando anderson the man detectives on the case say shot tupac anderson was arrested on a different murder charge just before he died however reynolds claims that the los angeles prosecutor did not file charges despite having a witness and the murder weapons district attorney refused to file the case because, quote , anderson is too hot right now bring us we need overwhelming evidence before we can move forward with this case and when they say anderson is too hot they don't want to touch him because his name was associated with the tupac shakur investigation the fans who came out to listen and learn they did it to keep Tupac's memory alive for those who called him a friend say that rap The icon's legacy and influence will continue to live on in his music.
He knew how to present at least one hundred percent authenticity. It had to be one hundred percent. He wasn't. In fact, it's a bit 125 percent. You know what I am saying. bach was 125 years old, he used to say, listen man, you could cut 25 percent of that honey out of those 125. alicia patillo 13 action news well, when it comes to tupac and his music, he's always linked with the rapper from the coast This notorious and local barber and DJ have heard it all when it comes to this debate. What it comes down to is who is the better rapper than Tupac and Biggie, of course, Jay-Z is there too, but like those we are no longer here and then we sing. song, okay, tupac had this, biggie had this, okay, two five albums, his double album was better than the big double album, you know what I mean, so that's the big conversation about who had more substance and it's funny because you already know before all that. called east coast beef east coast it happened they were great friends they used to go to parties together they used to rap together um you know they made songs together and I wish they could have made an album together that's like one of my main ones wishes, you know?
In those days, if that problem had never happened, I just wish they had made an album or more music together, Tupac and Biggie were part of rival record labels, Biggie was on Bad Boy Records on the East Coast, while Tupac was on Death row records and as You just heard they started out as friends in the industry before becoming rivals. Tupac, of course, died in 1996 and Biggie was shot to death in California on March 9, 1997 and Suge Knight was the owner of death row records, but before he was one of the biggest faces. In hip-hop he had a great connection to Las Vegas, he played football until he transitioned into the business, but since then his life has taken a different turn.
He is now in prison and is dealing with serious health problems. I think it's a life. it was wasted you know what you said this guy had so much potential he's a college football player I mean he had a business that unfortunately could have skyrocketed because of his crimes and his behavior he basically ruined his life and now he's in jail facing a murder charge with a strong likelihood of never leaving prison alive gentleman is currently in the richard j donovan correctional facility in san diego county many have theorized for years that tupac shukur is still alive somewhere where a Local filmmaker Putting that idea into a movie that's still in production, we talked to him last year about what he believes really happened that night after the fight with Mike Tyson broke up.
The legend of Tupac is that he was shot five times and he survived before one night here in Las Vegas. in 1996 which is why his death was difficult for many of his fans to accept, however, a local filmmaker says Tupac's connection to Las Vegas should not be about his death but rather about where he made his great escape by going straight to the point after the shooting. Whats Next? Most people would agree with official reports that after being shot, rap icon Tupac Shakur was taken to UMC where he died six days later, but local filmmaker Rick Boss has an alternate ending. this movie is about tupac escaping the university medical center here in las vegas and moving to new mexico getting protection from the chief of the navajo tribe says that when the rapper arrived in las vegas for the night of the fight, he was supposedly informed of a planned hit against him, that's when the escape plan became a reality by planting a Tupac double in Suge Knight's BMW for a strategic air sortie when certain FBI agencies are searching, the first thing they must do is block the airport so that no travel is possible, so the best way to escape is via helicopter, a private helicopter to another state, FBI agents cannot enter tribal lands. without permission from the tribal council, the chief says that's why Navajo land in New Mexico was the perfect hideout, while many may dismiss the premise as fiction.
The boss says the information for the script came from people in Tupac's family and circle. You can write a fiction that you can write. a fictional story but this is not fiction these are facts through certain people I know the boss says he knows g-money and snoop dogg who collaborated with tupac the boss's father knew tupac's mother from her participation in the black panther party the boss says he wants tupac fans to see the movie and decide for themselves the man who plays tupac in the movie richard garcia says he believes the rap legend died in las vegas in 1996 at the age 25 years old, but says his legacy is still very much alive.
He is gone, but he lives. like you said, like his mother said, he lives through all of us, through our memories, our hearts, our tribute and this movie tupac the great escape from umc was expected to come out sometime this year, no However, the boss recently posted on social media that due to the pandemic, the movie was put on hold for now nine years ago, Tupac was revived through new technology at the time the digital domain helped create a hologram of legend at coachella 2012 after dr dre and snoop dogg approached them with the idea dre and snoop come on dd we have an idea right and that initial impetus and actually there's a great little bts piece that documents some of that and, you know, shows them everything you know, riffing and thinking about, you know.
What could be done? John Canning with digital mastery says they get people coming to them for visual effects. They come up with the idea of using someone who acts like they're Tupac and then just swapping the person's face with Tupac's face through visual effects. Canning says it was great to see the fans' reactions. We love doing our job in the sense that people are delighted with what they see, they are amazed, they are impressed. You know, I often say that if we do our job really well. You don't know we did our job right and it fades away and you know cg work doesn't look like cg work it's just someone like oh my gosh that's so and so um and that's the joy right? artist where they say we did it very well and they, they were people, said: what is it?
Now the hologram or digital face can be used again, but it is up to Tupac's estate to decide when they want it to be used. Well, next. about the lost soul 25 years since tupac shakur's murder bridging generations with music i think it's actually better known now than the night the younger generation died people who weren't even alive then like you said 17 year old kids all do you know who tupac is, how tupac's popularity continues to grow even with the new generations that were born after his death, also, in las vegas and for sale, how much was the car that tupac was riding in when he was murdered, goes for that and more about lost soul. after this break, welcome back tupac was more than an outlaw he was more than a rap legend he was also a successful actor tupac had roles in movies like poetic justice with janet jackson the related movie gang even in the movie juice which featured a young omar epps, our ABC affiliate in Los Angeles spoke with Tupac and the cast of Juice in 1992.
This is a modern Shakespearean tragedy like that and it's about ambition, that's what it's about, like it's Macbeth or Kingly or something like that . juice is modern day and it turns out he has black cats and it turns out that's all we were trying to tell a real street story tell his brother and there's no possible way we can do it for real withoutviolence, this is a push. For young black people, this is for all of you, from me, a kick in the butt to say: you know, do something, you know, say, do something with your life, I understand the circumstances that you end up in because all of us came out of bed. leave Brooklyn like everyone else, I could tell the story of the ghetto, but I'm doing something, you know, I'm saying positive juice, well, Tupac performed in Shakespeare plays while at the Baltimore School of the Arts and even studied poetry, jazz and ballet, helped open. doors for more rappers to star in movies and many who grew up listening to Tupac have great memories of listening to his music, but people who were born after his death still have a connection with the rapper, people from the younger generation who don't even They weren't even alive at the time.
Like you said, 17 year old kids, everyone knows who Tupac is, uh, you know my daughter, uh, and her friends, everyone knows who Tupac is, I think almost everyone knows and I don't, I don't see that changing. in a while. and during our interview with retired sergeant chris carroll, a young tupac fan also stopped to take some pictures and was wearing a tupac shorts that said poetic justice, well coming to lost soul, imagine rolling around in a 1996 car and It's certainly been a It's a good marketing tool, it attracts a lot of people who just want to come in and see it, but it's okay, you know it gets our name out there and people know who the celebrity cars are and you know they don't.
It could hurt how much the car costs. that tupac was in you will cost you and the mystery within him welcome back to lost soul 25 years since tupac shakur's murder fans are still mourning tupac 25 years after his death they gravitate towards anything that connects them to him and one of those things is the car tupac was shot in its a black bmw still here in las vegas at a local car dealership the general manager of celebrity cars tells us about the condition of the vehicle and its appeal to collectors here this is where tupac was when he was murdered that night 25 years ago he sat here the night suge was driving the vehicle this is so strange this is the original scene wow a car a legendary murder mystery in las vegas tupac shakur and suge knight were traveling in this black BMW on September 7, 1996 when Tupac was shot down in the passenger seat it's been a long time I was born here I grew up here I remember that happened but yeah it flew by I'm sure the BMW was a car leased from death row records the label owned by suge knight so when it was totaled and shot it returned to a repaired salvage yard he probably didn't really know it was going to have any historical significance at the time it was repaired and then sold to the general public probably at auction, something like Ryan Hamilton, general manager of a celebrity car, says it was sold several times and several people drove it without knowing the history it had until almost two years ago, when a local collector realized what it was. now he had famous cars he is selling it for 1.5 million dollars we have all kinds of interest we have definitely had some serious buyers and some serious offers with the pandemic it has definitely slowed some things down people are a little more careful with their money the intrigue with this car has the same dimensions as the popularity of tupac's music is global we have actually had a lot of international interest and those tend to be the most serious buyers out there it is a global phenomenon of what tupac is and what He did that and it created a lot of buzz for the Las Vegas company.
We've worked with the guys at Pawn Star, so it got a lot of press. It has given us worldwide notoriety from people who would otherwise not know we exist. and it certainly has been a good marketing tool. Hamilton says he understands the fascination and appeal of the car because it's a story that draws people in, but the car also has its own mystery. There was actually a hidden weapons compartment in the side door that is still there, we haven't opened it yet. That's right, it's a secret compartment. This is normal, so it is sealed. It's on the driver's side door.
Hamilton says it is sealed and appears to have a mechanical release. He says he thinks it's a suggestion. Knight used it to store a weapon. It was definitely a firearm at some point. I think it's probably sealed at this point. I don't think there's anything in it, but you know your guess is as good as mine. I guess he asked retired Sergeant Chris Carroll if he ever found anything there. It is clearly a place where a gun could have been fired, but nothing was found that night. You know if they threw a gun between the shooting scene here, which is a little over a mile away.
I know maybe they did, maybe they didn't, the world will never know, but Hamilton feels it's something else that makes this an important historical collector's item and hopes the value of the BMW will continue to increase over time, especially in this 25 year anniversary. He would compare it to a work of art. He wouldn't compare it to a typical car. It will not have depreciation. Car depreciation really has nothing to do with it. It should grow over time. Well, Tupac lives on through his music. The words he said, but also the memories, places like the Grammy museum have continued to honor his legacy.
The museum turned all eyes on me at an exhibit in 2015 that celebrated Tupac's life and legacy, but that wasn't the only place honoring the artist here. In Las Vegas, the Hard Rock Hotel had an exhibit of the clothes he wore the night he was shot. The Hard Rock Hotel closed last year, but the Hard Rock Café still has a collection. Las Vegas has also honored the rap icon in many different ways, including through art local muralist Juan Ochoa or Latin artist did this mural last year at the Moulin Rouge Hotel includes portraits of Martin Luther King Malcolm X and Tupac The Fire at the moulin rouge damaged mlk's portrait but tupac still stands to this day he is proud of his work especially since tupac was not in the original plans it was Black Lives Matter they really wanted mlk because it was about peace and also they wanted to bring in malcolm x, but the bridge between malcolm x and mlk was some kind of tupac. someone who was still peaceful but someone who didn't know how to react when people provoke him, so he was someone we really wanted to push the fact that he died in this very city, was one of the main reasons we wanted him in as well. the mirror and just because it was a historic piece of land that we were painting and Ochoa says that when he was a kid he didn't know much about Tupac until his friend asked him to do a portrait of the rapper he heard the old school song that talks about doing graffiti , something that Ochoa now gets paid for, he says it's crazy how that song inspired him, it was the me against the world album instantly once I started listening to it like I loved it, especially the old school song and the narration really. it puts the imagination in your head and you feel like you can understand everything that's going on through what he's saying, but it was more or less saying ignore school, go out on the street and do graffiti and I'm like, damn, that's it. it was about in the past.
One day like that he sounds sickly and then I look at him like he's literally right out of high school. I started to become a professional graffiti artist and then that's the mirror that's also having tension and it was a Tupac, you know? Like that song literally inspired me to do a two-part portrait, yeah, Ochoa says he wants to do more Tupac murals in the near future. We'll be right back after this break. Some park people were the greatest rapper, the greatest rapper was not. about being a lyricist or you know everything else, he really spoke from the heart of him and people felt it.
Tupac was passionate and poetic with his words. He knew how to inspire people, especially communities of color. He advocated for racial and economic equality in a way that many others failed to advance hip-hop culture in such a short period. We were young when we met happy to be rapping in front of people, you know, it wasn't even like we were happy, people were listening, we were happy with ourselves. we had records we were happy we were doing shows on the road destroying hotels having fun tupac will go down in history as the greatest artist one of the greatest artists of all time when you listen to his music when you hear the message in his music you already know the lyrics a lot of what he says spoke 25 years ago 30 years ago it still resonates today that is so true and that does it for this 13 lost soul action news special 25 years since the murder of tupac shakur we want to thank everyone who spoke with us on this somber anniversary of the music industry thanks for joining
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