7 Brilliant Tupac Covers From Lil Wayne, Miguel, Justin Bieber & More

Tupac Shakur 1993
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Tupac Shakur photographed in 1993.

There will never be another Tupac. The revered lyricist, poet, actor and activist -- who passed away at the age of 25 six days after being shot in Las Vegas two decades ago on Sept. 13 -- continues to serve as a muse for many acts across genres. 

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Shakur's tragic death, here are seven brilliant covers that do his memory justice. 

Tupac Shakur's Top 10 Billboard Hits

Jhene Aiko puts a soulful spin on "Keep Ya Head Up"

Miguel meshes "I Get Around" with "Quickie"

Justin Bieber delivers a stripped-down performance of "Thugz Mansion" 

Kendrick Lamar puts on for the West Side with his own rendition of "California Love"

Nas nails a cover of "Keep Ya Head Up" 

All eyez on a young J. Cole as he performs "I Ain't Mad At Cha"

Lil Wayne reps the Thug Life with "Hail Mary"


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