Tupac's spirit still lives within the next generation of MCs even two decades after his passing. Pac's influence transcended regional borders and made its way into the home of Oklahoma City native J French.
On what would have been Shakur's 47th birthday, the rapper pays homage to his fallen hero with a "God Given" lyric video dedicated to the All Eyez On Me artist.
"I decided to do a tribute to Tupac because I've always been inspired by him since I was a child, and felt I've shared the same struggle when it comes social progression," French tells Billboard. "His birthday is two days before mine, and he is a Gemini just like me. I hear his voice and feel like I'm listening to myself speak sometimes."