Tupac Shakur’s place in the pantheon of hip-hop legends is indisputable. His recent documentary on Hulu has inspired me to share my thoughts on Tupac’s impact on the genre and me. His unapologetic nature and godlike status are unmatched and will never be duplicated.

Tupac’s music and message have endured the test of time. From his early days with Digital Underground to his revolutionary roots as the son of a Black Panther and godson of Assata Shakur, Tupac’s voice has always been raw, powerful, and fearless in shedding light on the issues that plague society. His body of work includes iconic tracks such as “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Changes,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” and “Hail Mary” and “Hit ‘Em Up,” demonstrating that Tupac was a trailblazing artist who constantly pushed the boundaries of the genre.

In my upcoming series, “Recognizing the Greats: Tupac’s Back, Tupac never left,” I will dive into the essence of Tupac’s artistry, his life, and the impact he has had on the music industry and culture as a whole. Tupac was more than just a rapper. He was an artist who used his platform to shed light on the struggles and injustices faced by many in society, particularly in the African American community. He was a voice for the voiceless and an inspiration to many.

Despite his untimely death, Tupac’s influence continues to be felt today. He has inspired countless artists and continues to be celebrated as a hip-hop legend. His impact on the genre and his message of truth, courage, and resilience are as relevant today as they were when he was alive. Tupac’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire generations to come. View my episode below on Tupac’s Back, Tupac Never Left and subscribe to my youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@RiddimAndPoetry