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Today In Hip Hop History: Cultural Icon Tupac Shakur Was Gunned Down On Las Vegas Strip In Drive-By Attack 22 Years Ago

On this date in 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip while riding in the passenger seat of Suge Knight’s BMW, which was the lead car in a ten car entourage. Knight also suffered a bullet wound to the head in the shooting, but Shakur passed away less than a week later from the injuries sustained from the shooting. He was only 25 years old.
There are several theories as to who killed’Pac, why he was killed and who would profit from Shakur’s death, but no one can deny his unprecedented contribution to Hip Hop culture, regardless of how much controversy came along with it. His death, along with the death of Pac’s friend turned rival Biggie Smalls, sent shockwaves through the Hip Hop community that’s still healing from their losses.
In the past two decades, several rappers and Hip Hop notables lost their lives in the streets due to gun violence, sadly more than any other genre of music in existence. As it was foretold about three decades ago, the Hip Hop community is “headed for self destruction.”
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XXXTentacion was Posthomously Awarded Best New Artist at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
Monday October 08, 2018

While XXXTentacion passed away in the Summer, it’s apparent that we’ll be talking about his brief but influential career for a while. The BET Hip-Hop Awards recognized the questionable rapper by awarding him Best New Artist. A video from inside The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater demonstrates X’s mom Cleopatra Bernard accepting the […]

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Weekly Racing Roundup (10.8.18)
Monday October 08, 2018

Photo: VLN Baumann, Assenheimer Score First VLN Win in Mercedes 1-2 Dominik Baumann and Patrick Assenheimer picked up their first VLN race win on Saturday leading a Mercedes-AMG 1-2 in the penultimate race of the season. Driving the Team AutoArena Motorsport car, the pair completed 28 laps in the four-hour race and crossed the line […]

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