Tupac

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

A Canadian Poet Laureate Is Accused of Ripping Off Tupac and Maya Angelou

Pierre DesRuisseaux, a French-Canadian poet who was named his country's poet laureate in 2009 and died last year, is being accused of plagiarizing the work of…
Andy Cush / September 12, 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

Judge Blocks Auction of Madonna Memorabilia, Including Breakup Letter From Tupac

A judge has blocked the auction of some alarmingly personal Madonna artifacts, including a breakup letter from ex-boyfriend Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties, and a hairbrush…
Anna Gaca / July 19, 2017

From the Archives: Tupac’s 18th Birthday Remembered by Danyel Smith

This column on Tupac originally ran in the February 1994 issue of SPIN.  As I remember, it was Tupac Shakur's 18th birthday. Shock G…
Danyel Smith / June 21, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith Takes Offense to Her Depiction in Tupac Shakur Biopic

The Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me hit theaters today to mostly negative reviews, and Jada Pinkett Smith, Shakur's lifelong friend, is one of those critics. The…
Brian Josephs / June 16, 2017

A&E’s Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Documentaries Get Premiere Dates

A&E has announced premiere dates for its upcoming "Biography" series productions on the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, as Rolling Stone reports. Biggie: The Life…
Anna Gaca / May 24, 2017

Mickey Rourke Is Mad About Funkmaster Flex’s Tupac Conspiracy Theory

Mickey Rourke and Tupac were reportedly great friends back in the day (there's plenty of photographic proof) to the point that Rourke says, "he was…
Dale Eisinger / May 21, 2017

Unsolved, a New True Crime Series about Tupac and Biggie, Is Coming in 2018

In November, it was announced that USA Networks had acquired the pilot of Unsolved, a new scripted true-crime series about the murders of The Notorious…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 15, 2017

Steve McQueen to Direct Authorized Tupac Documentary

Steve McQueen—director of Shame and 12 Years a Slave—will helm a new documentary on Tupac Shakur, which will be produced in conjunction with the rapper's estate. Reports The Hollywood…
Jordan Sargent / May 10, 2017

11 Unforgettable Moments From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2017 on Friday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Folk icon and social justice activist…
Joe Lynch, Billboard / April 8, 2017

Watch Snoop Dogg Induct Tupac Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg inducted Tupac Shakur into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night. "While many remember…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / April 8, 2017

Upcoming “Black Heritage” Auction Features Handwritten Tupac Lyrics, Miles Davis Sketches, Michael Jackson Clothes

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…
Andy Cush / April 4, 2017

The Car In Which Tupac Was Shot Is Being Auctioned

The car that Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in is on sale for $1.5 million, according to the Associated Press. Several photos of the 1996…
Taylor Berman / February 27, 2017

Sri Lankan Church Service Accidentally Prints Tupac’s “Hail Mary” Lyrics Instead of Prayer

A Sri Lankan priest has apologized after an event organized by his church inadvertently distributed song booklets featuring the lyrics to Tupac’s "Hail Mary," which includes…
Taylor Berman / December 27, 2016
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