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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac Releases Coming to Cassette for Death Row Records’ 30th Anniversary

Four influential classic hip hop albums — Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle,  2Pac's All Eyez On Me (2x tape set) and Makaveli's (2Pac) The Don Killuminati (7 day…
Katherine Turman / March 12, 2021

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The Most Influential Artists: #6 2Pac

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #6. From Oakland, California, here…
Max Bell / December 1, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, 2Pac Song Streams See Huge Growth

Streams of protest songs both old and new have had a huge jump in streaming numbers this week. As protests continue to take…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2020

2Pac’s Me Against the World Turns 25: Rap Legend Cemented His Legacy on Introspective Masterpiece

On Valentine’s Day 1995, Tupac Amaru Shakur became Inmate No. 95A1140: 5’11", 145 pounds, pacing his cell, chain-smoking Newports, devouring dozens of magazines and newspapers…
Lucas Foster / March 14, 2020

Snoop Dogg: Our 1997 Interview

This article originally appeared in the February 1997 issue of SPIN. Imagine you are Snoop Doggy Dogg, the best and biggest-selling rapper of…
Jonathan Gold / August 24, 2019

Hole, Soundgarden, Estates of Tupac and Tom Petty Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

Earlier this month, the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy investigation into a warehouse fire at Universal Studios in 2008. The fire, which Universal…
Rob Arcand / June 22, 2019

2pac Estate Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Greatest Hits Album with New Vinyl, Merch Releases

Twenty years since the release of his Greatest Hits album, the estate of Tupac Shakur has announced a new merch line to commemorate the anniversary.
Rob Arcand / November 25, 2018

Tupac Photographer Sues Macy’s and Urban Outfitters for Using His Pics for Merch

Photographer Chi Modu, who's shot hip-hop greats like Mobb Deep and the Notorious B.I.G., is suing Macy's and Urban Outfitters for using his portraits of…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2017

Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien to Host Fox Special About the Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Murders

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…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 25, 2017

Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s Mother, Has Died

TMZ has reported that Afeni Shakur — mother of the late, massively influential rapper Tupac — has died at the age of 69 of a…
Dan Weiss / May 3, 2016

Another ‘New’ Tupac Single Is Reportedly On Its Way

According to AllHipHopNews, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation — an organization founded in 1997 by the late West Coast rapper's mother, Afeni Shakur – has plans…
Rachel Brodsky / November 10, 2014