Kendrick Lamar Remembers 2Pac on the Anniversary of the Rapper’s Death

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Recording artist Kendrick Lamar performs at #GETPUMPED live event. Reebok And Kendrick Lamar Take Over The Streets Of Hollywood, Fusing Fitness And Music With A Ground-Breaking Event on March 24, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Reebok)

Kendrick Lamar closed out his critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly, you’ll remember, with a “Mortal Man,” a “conversation” between Tupac Shakur — who died 19 years ago on this date — and himself. Now the Compton rapper’s penned a touching note to 2Pac (published on the late legend’s website) in which he pays homage to the icon.

I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you. I couldn’t describe how I felt at that moment. So many emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness. 20 yrs later I understand exactly what that feeling was.

INSPIRED.

The people that you touched on that small intersection changed lives forever. I told myself I wanted to be a voice for man one day. Whoever knew I was speaking out loud for u to listen.

Thank you.
K.L.

IMPACT

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