1. The Game Pays Tribute to Tupac With a New Record 'Heaven 4 a Gangster' | Billboard News

    The Game Pays Tribute to Tupac With a New Record 'Heaven 4 a Gangster' | Billboard News

    September 13, 2017 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today (Sept. 13), The Game pays special tribute to Shakur with a new record titled "Heaven 4 a Gangster," in honor of his untimely death. music , 2017 , hip hop culture , anniversary , heaven 4 a gangster , tupac , billboard news , Billboa ...

  2. Canadian Poet Laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux Plagiarized Tupac, Maya Angelo & More

    September 11, 2017 6:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 There is a long history of white artists plagiarizing and appropriating work by artists of color and on Monday (Sept. 11) it was revealed that the late Canadian poet laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux joins the list.  A piece published by The Guardian  lo ...

  3. Watch Preview of Tupac Shakur's 'Snapped: Notorious' Documentary

    September 03, 2017 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 It remains to be seen what, if any, new angle or information will be added to the story of <a href="/artist/431886/2pac/chart">Tupac Shakur</a>'s mysterious death when his Snapped: Notorious documentary airs next Sunday ni ...

  4. Ice-T & Soledad O'Brien Hosting Fox Special About Tupac, Notorious B.I.G.'s Murders

    August 25, 2017 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?' will air Sept. 24. Fox will investigate the murders of  Tupac Shakur  and Christopher Wallace, aka  Biggie Smalls , in a new two-hour special on September 24 called  Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?  hosted by So ...

  5. Chart Beat Podcast: Counting Down the Hot 100's Top 40 – Hey, 'Macarena'! – This Week in 1996

    August 03, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before "Despacito," "Macarena" ruled. Gary and Trevor time-travel back 21 years and chat with Jammin Johnny Caride, one of the Bayside Boys who remixed Los Del Rio's smash. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where ...

  6. Rap Songs That Reference O.J. Simpson's Notorious Murder Trial

    July 20, 2017 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since his high-profile murder trial nearly 20 years ago, the O.J Simpson saga has naturally become a cultural sensation. While he’s spent the last nine years behind bars serving time for his 2008 robbery case, The Juice has managed to keep a foot in ...

  7. 6 Best Moments From Part Three of HBO's 'The Defiant Ones'

    July 12, 2017 12:32 AM EDT 0 0 5 On Tuesday night (July 11), part three of HBO's documentary The Defiant Ones illustrated the genius behind some of Jimmy Iovine's signings to Interscope in the early 90s, to the emergence of West Coast rap through Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg .  ...

  8. Notorious B.I.G. Estate Threatens to Sue Kylie & Kendall Jenner for Using Biggie's Face to Sell T-Shirts

    June 29, 2017 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: After this story was published, the Notorious B.I.G.'s estate sent this response to Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Twitter apologies: “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized i ...

  9. Drumma Boy Talks Working With 'Empire' Star Yazz & Why He's One of the 'Originators of Trap'

    June 23, 2017 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Memphis producer Drumma Boy, he's just an "intellectual gangsta nerd" whose dreams came true. Backed by a musically gifted family -- his mom was an opera singer and his dad was a music professor -- Drumma's love for music dev ...

  10. Ice Cube Talks BIG3, 'Death Certificate' Turning 25 & Kanye's 'Jesus Walks' Being 'One of the Most Radical Songs in Hip Hop'

    June 22, 2017 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Ice Cube , the month of June has been a busy one.  First, the 48-year-old born O'Shea Jackson netted a new deal with Interscope Records . Then, he re-released his hip hop opus Death Certificate for its 25th anniversary. Later, Cube schooled ...

  11. Perhaps There Were Too Many Eyes On Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me'

    June 21, 2017 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 2 If there is one emotion that everyone can equally feel from watching the Benny Boom-directed Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me , it’s anger. Anger derived from various reasons -- from poor film execution to residual trauma stemming from Pac’s murder and a ...

  12. Tupac's 'All Eyez on Me' Biopic Receives Mixed Reviews From Rap Internet

    June 19, 2017 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite receiving mixed reviews, Tupac's biopic  All Eyez on Me  successfully nabbed $27 million in the box office during its opening weekend.  Upon its arrival, avid 'Pac lovers trashed the movie for its inaccuracies. Among those detracto ...

  13. All Eyez On Him: Demetrius Shipp Jr. Against The World

    June 19, 2017 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 No, I cannot get away from Tupac Amaru Shakur , even if I tried. He has been a part of my life for almost as long as he lived, twenty-five years. It has been something to be connected to one person for so long, in so many different ways, for so many ...

  14. Watch News Anchors Quote Tupac Lyrics On Air to Celebrate His Birthday

    June 16, 2017 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today would have been the late rapper's 46th birthday. Friday (June 16) would have been Tupac Shakur ’s 46th birthday. To celebrate, many fans will be heading to the theater to see the recently released All Eyez on Me biopic documenting the lat ...

  15. Jada Pinkett Smith‏ Bashes 'Deeply Hurtful' Tupac Biopic

    June 16, 2017 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jada Pinkett Smith‏ made it clear on Friday morning she is not a fan of the new film about her close friend, the late rapper  Tupac Shakur .  In a  series of tweets , Smith called the  All Eyez on Me , starring newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr., "de ...

  16. Tupac's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    June 16, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the music world commemorates Tupac Shakur  on the 21st anniversary of his death on Sept. 13, 1996, Billboard revisits the artist's legacy that he left behind on the  Billboard Hot 100 . Tupac debuted on the chart in 1993 with “I Get Around,” ...

  17. Key Themes Explored in Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me'

    June 15, 2017 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 6 The late Tupac Shakur stands undisputedly as one of hip-hop’s most magnetic, profound and complicated figures in history. Heralded as a revolutionary MC, it’s not surprising that the process to create a comprehensive film on his life would be fraugh ...

  18. Watch Suge Knight Try to Sign Tupac to Death Row in 'All Eyez on Me' Clip: Exclusive

    June 09, 2017 8:58 PM EDT In light of Tupac Shakur's   All Eyez on Me biopic dropping next week, Billboard got its hands on an exclusive clip from the movie. The 48-second teaser features Suge Knight visiting Shakur in jail after he was sentenced for sexually abusing a ...

  19. Picture Me Rollin': Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Channels Tupac Shakur's Aura On Iconic 'VIBE' Covers

    June 09, 2017 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tupac Amaru Shakur was one rare individual. How did this mortal man take the entertainment world by storm and still represent his core values, talents and intelligence in an industry/society looking to strip him of his very soul? We knew he was diff ...

  20. Watch Tupac Shakur Shine in Newly Released Alternate Ending for 'Juice'

    June 06, 2017 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hip hop classic Juice , director, Ernest R. Dickerson, has released the alternate ending to the movie's climactic finish.  The original ending portrayed Tupac Shakur's character Bishop and Omar Epps ...

  21. The Notorious B.I.G. & Tupac Shakur Documentaries to Premiere on A&E

    May 24, 2017 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 3 UPDATE (June 4, 2017):  According to a new release, A&E has shifted the air dates of its forthcoming Tupac and Biggie documentaries.  Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.  will air on Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. ET while  Who Killed Tupac?  will d ...

  22. Tupac & Biggie's Personal Wardrobe Will Be Worn Again in 'All Eyez on Me'

    May 22, 2017 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 They're back... again! Less than 24 hours after Sean P. Diddy Combs gave a heartfelt speech about losing his friend and former Bad Boy Records client, The Notorious B.I.G  at Sunday night's (May 21) 2017 Billboard Music Awards on what woul ...

  23. Lil Durk Compares Future to Tupac, Twitter Reacts

    May 22, 2017 10:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 2017, a flurry of rappers including Troy Ave and Boosie Badazz have proclaimed themselves to be the second coming of Tupac . On Saturday (May 20), Lil Durk  stirred the proverbial pot on Twitter when he boldly compared Future to the "Hail Ma ...

  24. T.I. Respectfully Corrects Funkmaster Flex On His Tupac Allegations

    May 04, 2017 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-three years after Tupac was shot at New York’s Quad studios, Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex felt it was his duty to inform 'Pac fans that he actually shot himself during the ambush. “You Pac fans always talking that talk,” Flex said during his ...

  25. The Enduring Legacy of Tupac's Style 25 Years Later

    April 26, 2017 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tupac Shakur’s legacy as a musician was recently cemented by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This month also marks the 25-year anniversary of his first album, 2Pacalypse Now , making its Billboard chart debut (April 25, 1992). Bu ...

  26. Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, YG & T.I. Pay Tribute to Tupac at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Induction

    April 07, 2017 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicked off Friday (April 7) night, the big question remaining was "who will perform the tribute to the late Tupac?" Well, the Rock Hall made a lovely, inspired choice by having East ...

  27. Suge Knight's Ex-Wife Calls Tupac Murder Rumor a 'Ridiculous Theory'

    April 06, 2017 7:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 "No way in hell I would’ve murdered Tupac," Sharitha Golden tells TMZ. After Suge Knight co-signed the Tupac murder theory that was addressed in a recent documentary -- which makes a bold claim that Knight’s ex-wife Sharitha Golden and for ...

  28. 'Black Heritage' Auction Features Handwritten Tupac Lyrics, Miles Davis Sketches & Michael Jackson Clothes

    April 04, 2017 7:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Brooklyn on Friday, Alexander Historical Auctions  is hosting a sale of significant artifacts  from black history. In addition to pieces like a copy of the Declaration of Independence preamble that  was signed by Martin Luther King  and  historic ...

  29. Auction Site Sued by Afeni Shakur Estate Over Tupac Valuables

    April 03, 2017 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Auction site  Moments in Time  has been hit with several lawsuits from the estate of Afeni Shakur, the late mother of late rapper Tupac after his valuables were put up for sale. According to documents obtained by  Billboard , the estate's attor ...

  30. Watch Green Bay Packers Star Aaron Rodgers Rap Along to Tupac's 'Hit Em Up'

    April 03, 2017 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 With extra downtime thanks to the offseason, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found himself rapping to Tupac's "Hit 'Em Up" at a Phoenix nightclub.  On Saturday (April 1), the former NFL MVP was spotted mouthing ' ...

  31. Billboard 200: Drake's 'More Life' Spends Second Week at No. 1, Trey Songz Debuts at No. 3 | Billboard News

    Billboard 200: Drake's 'More Life' Spends Second Week at No. 1, Trey Songz Debuts at No. 3 | Billboard News

    April 03, 2017 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake’s 'More Life' rules the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week. Plus, Trey Songz and Ed Sheeran also make appearances. 2017 , music , drake , Ed Sheeran , more Life , Billboard , Music News , divide , News , Billboard 200 Video ...

  32. Auction Site Sued by Afeni Shakur Estate Over Tupac Valuables

    March 29, 2017 4:15 PM EDT Auction site Moments in Time has been hit with several lawsuits from the estate of Afeni Shakur, the late mother of late rapper Tupac after his valuables were put up for sale. According to documents obtained by Billboard,  the estate's attorn ...

  33. Tupac's Handwritten Lyrics for 'Dear Mama' Selling for $75,000

    March 20, 2017 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 More and more prized possessions of rap icon Tupac Shakur continue to surface. The handwritten lyrics from his 1995 song "Dear Mama" are now on sale for $75,000, according to  TMZ . Auction site Moments in Time currently holds the three pa ...

  34. USA Drama 'Unsolved' Finds Its Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls

    March 07, 2017 2:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez will play the iconic rappers in the pilot. USA Network has found its Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls . Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez have been cast as the iconic rappers, respectively, in the drama pilot about their unsolved m ...

  35. 10 Best Hip-Hop Songs That Sampled Tupac

    December 21, 2016 5:51 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, Tupac Shakur earned a place in music history when news was announced that he would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year. During the '90s, Shakur served as a pillar in hip-hop because of his talented music abili ...

  36. Nick Cannon Salutes West Coast Legend with 'One Night (Tupac Interlude)': Premiere

    November 11, 2016 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 After releasing the Jeremih-assisted track " If I Was Your Man " and tapping TLC's Chilli in the steamy video, Nick Cannon returns with the smooth, after hours-appropriate number "One Night (Tupac Interlude)" that salutes th ...

  37. Anthony Hamilton Reminisces About Posthumous Tupac Collaboration 'Thugz Mansion'

    September 13, 2016 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "He lived through that song and it had a whole different meaning," says the singer. One of Tupac 's biggest crossover hits was "Thugz Mansion," a posthumous single released in 2002. The track appeared on the album Better Day ...

  38. Vintage Fashion Expert Bob Melet on What Concert Tees to Invest in Now

    August 16, 2016 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vintage-clothing guru Bob Melet, 49, spent his formative years scouring St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan for hard-to-find punk-rock T-shirts with his older brother. That early thrill of the hunt led to a lifetime of serious finds for the man behind Mel ...

  39. Tupac's Brother Talks Late Icon's Relationship With Madonna, Confirms Janet Jackson Rumor

    August 10, 2015 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tupac 's brother Mopreme Shakur confirmed some longstanding rumors about his brother's love life -- namely, that he did have a (casual) relationship with none other than Madonna , and that Janet Jackson requested an AIDS test before a kiss ...

  40. SXSW: Digital Domain's Ed Ulbrich Gives The Scoop Behind Coachella's Tupac 'Hologram'

    March 12, 2013 8:30 PM EDT SXSW Music kicked off Tuesday afternoon with a case study on one of the biggest and most enduring stories of the past twelve months: Tupac's "appearance" at last year's Coachella festival, colloquially referred to as " ...

  41. The Beat 9/13: Chris Brown's Tattoo, Green Day's Tour

    September 13, 2012 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, September 13 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a t ...

  43. George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

    December 13, 2010 10:59 PM EST 0 0 0 G eorge Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas , UMG Recordings and Cherry Hill Music for allegedly sampling his song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" on a Grammy-award nominated album. According to the complain ...

  44. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier th ...

  45. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this ...

  46. Tupac Script Headed To Big Screen

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Live 2 Tell," a script written by late rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, is being developed as a feature film, with shooting set to begin in March, the project's producer said yesterday (Sept. 27). "Live 2 Tell," a scri ...

  47. Some Othaness for U

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, C+C Music Factory, and Incognito. You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angel ...