2 Pac is one of the best hip hop artistes of all time. His legacy lives on even in His death after being shot. By 2007, he had sold 75 million records worldwide – even though he did it posthumously. This ranked him among one of the best selling artists of all time. He was shot on Sept. 7th, 1996 and died 6 days later. To celebrate his life, 19 years since his death, rapper Kendric Lamar penned an appreciation for the hip hop legend.

Lamar, undoubtedly one of the most original artists in the game took the opportunity to thank 2Pac for his inspiration. It turns out that when he was younger, the “California Love” rapper came to his neighborhood to shoot a music video. This is the message that he wrote, currently available on 2Pac’s website:

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.


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.

Kendric had been rumored to be coming to Kenya earlier this year but he did not.