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IS TUPAC ALIVE?

Source : Cracked.com 
 Tupac Shakur’s life supposedly ended in September of 1996, a gangster who died a gangster’s death, the victim of a drive-by shooting.But in the years since, fans and friends of the rapper/actor have kept rumors alive that the star might not have died at the hands of an anonymous gunman that warm September night. It’s here, at the supposed end of Shakur’s life, where our journey begins.

The first album after Tupac’s “death” was released in November of 1996: Makaveli: Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The title aroused some curious glances from those who knew Shakur. The first part of the title refers to Niccol Machiavelli, an old-school Italian philosopher who believed the faking one’s own death was a sure way to foil his enemies. Machiavelli’s two most famous books, Discorsi dopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Life With Tito) and Il Principe (Ill Communication) were both written well after his death. Some wonder if Tupac’s reference wasn’t a signal to the world that things were not as they seemed.This is perhaps mere paranoia, as this album was obviously recorded while Tupac was “still” alive. But then, one year later, R U Still Down? is released in stores (November of ’97).
This was a full 14 months after the performer’s death, and Tupac appeared in three videos in support of the album. When questioned about this, Tupac’s manager Robert Bloomenstein said, “Tupac was a forward-thinking man. His performances in those videos were shot more than two months before his unfortunate ‘death,’ and in no way should indicate that Tupac is still alive.” Mr. Bloomenstein’s words weren’t enough to keep the rumors from spreading, however, especially after November of 1998. That’s when Tupac released 2pac’s Greatest, a greatest hits compilation that included six new tracks. Record company executives claimed that these tracks were also recorded years before; yet this is contradicted by the timeliness of the lyrics.
Tupac makes references to the film Armageddon in one track and in another he congratulates the Denver Broncos on winning the Super Bowl – both events taking place well after Shakur was supposedly in the grave. Again, rumors of a massive hoax emerged. Bloomenstein again dismissed the talk as nothing more than rumor mongering.”This is nothing more than rumor mongering,” said Bloomberg. “Tupac was a hard-working, busy musician and the continued release of new material should in no way indicate that Tupac is actually alive and living in South America under the assumed name of Jamal Millwood.”The next few years turned out to be the most prolithic of Tupac’s recording career. Still I Rise (with Outlawz) hit the scene in December of 1999. The “Lost” Tapes: Circa 1989 appeared in April of 2000 and The Rose that Grew from Concrete came in November of that same year. Tupac recorded tracks for Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000, a compilation of all of the artists Suge Knight claimed to have killed. He also performed live for an album called Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap: The Tunnel (This was actually a live freestyle with Biggie from 1994 before they both passed). New Tupac tracks then turned up on Cellblock Compilation: Face Off II and Too Gangsta for Radio, before an album of all-new Tupac tracks, Until the End of Time, appeared in 2001.
“I simply wish the public could let Mr. Shakur rest in peace,” said Bloomenstein. “Mr. Shakur has actively denied all accusations about still being alive, and he will continue to do so until the day of his, uh… nevermind.
“When the album Better Dayz appeared in November of 2002, many music critics noted that Tupac had released more albums since his death (seven) than many of the nation’s top living artists. When that fact is coupled with the references to the World Trade Center attack in one track of Better Dayz plus the curious title of the B-side single Empty Coffin, rumors again were rampant. Is it merely the product of a rabid fan base that cannot let go of their beloved hero?One player in this drama who is not speaking out is Tupac himself. Rumors insist that Tupac will be headlining shows in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis in the next few weeks. Shakur can also be seen starring in the new thriller Streets on Fire with Keanu Reeves this summer and will allegedly host Saturday Night Live in October of this year.Add that to the CNN story in Spring of 2005 which clearly stated Tupac was alive… …and the fact that Tupac’s name is misspelled on his tombstone… …and the case becomes more than a curiosity.
Will we ever know the answer? I doubt it. In six weeks Tupac Shakur is releasing his eighth posthumous album, titled Death Faker. Some fans say the title contains a hidden message which could be taken to mean that Tupac didn’t really die on that September night nine years ago. Some also claim that certain tracks, such as Still Breathin’ and I’m not dead, motherfuckers contain hints about the star’s supposed passing.What can it mean? But even if Tupac’s life is over, our search for the truth cannot be. And there are millions of fans who will not stop until they have it.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUPAC

Tupac Shakur would have been 39 today. His music and powerful lyrics touched  many fans around the globe. This monument was erected in front of the MARTA Herford in Herford, Germany.
This was one of the smartest black men to date. His lyrics we’re very moving and still til this day i still haven’t heard anyone rap on an intelligent level like dat. Even with all the thuggish shit you still knew this man was very bright.

If he were still alive today and changed some of his ways this man would have made history in so many ways.

R.IP. TUPAC, YOU ARE STILL MISSED, AND IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE CHILLEN SOMEWHERE ON A DESERT ISLAND, THEN YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU ARE MISSED MY BROTHER.

TUPAC & DJ PREMIER PT2 – STEP IN PAC’S ARENA

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TUPAC & DJ PREMIER – PAPER ON MY BLOCK

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Suge Knight vs Kanye in US Federal Court

 
MIAMI (AP) — A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion “Suge” Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promoter of some of rap’s biggest acts, was shot in the right leg in August 2005 by a still-unknown assailant at the ultra-trendy Shore Club. West was hosting the party before the MTV Video Music Awards held that year in Miami.
No one has ever been arrested, and like many other shootings in the rap world, police found few witnesses although the club was packed with partygoers, including celebrities Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, The Black Eyed Peas and Paris Hilton. At least six shots were fired, police said. More than four years later, Knight is claiming in a lawsuit that West and the Shore Club’s owners failed to provide security necessary to keep out people with weapons. Knight’s attorney, Marc Brumer, said Tuesday that Knight had $200,000 in medical bills from a gunshot that shattered his femur and will seek total damages of well over $1 million.  “He’s an icon in the music industry. He walks in a room and he lights it up,” Brumer said. “He had an expectation of security there. How someone came with a gun into a very VIP party, that just doesn’t meet the smell test in life.”
U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz has scheduled a Dec. 6 trial date in Miami.
West’s attorney did not immediately return a telephone call Tuesday seeking comment. In court papers, West and the Shore Club ownership have denied Knight’s claims of negligence. The damages total includes a 15-carat diamond earring valued at $135,000 that Knight said came loose during the shooting chaos and was picked up by an employee who promised to return it. Knight doesn’t know the identity of the employee but has never seen the earring since, according to court papers. Knight claims in his lawsuit that it should have been obvious to West and the Shore Club that the party could produce a “dangerous environment” because of well-known feuds between East and West Coast rap figures that have triggered a lot of violence.
One of Knight’s biggest stars, Tupac Shakur, was shot and killed in 1996 while riding in Knight’s car. At the time, Knight was feuding with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy label, and Bad Boy’s top artist, the Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down months later in Los Angeles. Relatives of B.I.G. have accused Knight of involvement, but police have never named him a suspect.
 

“Prior to the party, defendants knew that it was critical to screen guests, employees and others entering the party premises for weapons,” Knight’s lawsuit says. In fact, Knight said in the lawsuit that he and his entourage were patted down by security personnel before they went inside, leading him to assume that was true for all guests. The burly Knight, nicknamed “Suge” for Sugar Bear, was one of the most powerful music figures of the 1990s. With superstar rappers like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Shakur in his stable, plus Bloods gang members on his payroll, he made millions and enemies in equal abundance. West, meanwhile, is a multiple Grammy winner and one of today’s biggest stars, but is prone to boorish behavior in public. These stunts include a 2005 comment that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” because of the slow government response to Hurricane Katrina and West’s heavily criticized decision to grab the microphone from singer Taylor Swift during last year’s MTV awards. West has previously lashed out at awards shows when he didn’t win.

 

The lawsuit was originally brought in Los Angeles as part of Knight’s 2006 filing for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws, which resulted in an auction of Death Row Records assets and sale of Knight’s mansion in Malibu. The Shore Club’s owners, Philips South Beach LLC and Morgans Hotel Group Management LLC, successfully petitioned to have the lawsuit moved into federal court and transferred from Los Angeles to Miami. If Knight wins, he’ll have to share damages with the bankruptcy trustee and the Internal Revenue Service.

This guy’s got some fuckin nerve, i thought you were gangster Suge? Now that your fkin broke your tryin to pay off ya debts by suing someone who had nothing to do with you being shot…and then he’s going to say “it should have been obvious to West and the Shore Club that the party could produce a dangerous environment because of well-known feuds between East and West Coast rap figures that have triggered a lot of violence.”  ??? WTF..REALLY?? UMMMM YOUR THE DICKHEAD THAT WAS THE BIGGEST INSTIGATOR IN THE SO CALLED EAST-WEST COAST BEEF, REMEMBER THE SOURCE AWARDS WHEN HE MOCKED DIDDY?  FK OUTTA HERE MAN, KANYE IS A PRICK, BUT YOU ARE A BIGGER PRICK, I HOPE YOU LOSE. YOU PROBABLY WOULD SUE TUPAC IF HE WAS ALIVE.

GO BACK TO SLEEP SUGE.