Afeni Shakur mother of Tupac Shakur dies at age 69

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Another icon of the black community has passed away. Producers of the upcoming Tupac biopic are definitely going to press the gas with getting this into the theaters with the untimely passing of Afeni.

 

via Daily News

Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old.

Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning. She was taken to a local hospital and died just before 10:30 p.m.

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[video] Greg Kading Talks Murder Rap Doc: The Murders of Biggie & 2Pac

This guy says he has solved the murders of Biggie and Tupac.

Greg Kading, the former LAPD detective covered and” solved” the murders of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in his 2011 book, Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. Today, his documentary of the same name was released, and according to Kading, it’s the “book on steroids.”

What makes Kading different from all of the others who’ve attempted to solve the infamous murders is the fact that he bases his conclusions on factual, documented evidence. During this exclusive clip, Greg explains that what we’ll see in the Murder Rap documentary is “evidence-based information. It comes from inside the investigation, not from outside.”

Watch as he drops names and links one of them back to Suge Knight in this intensive exclusive.

Rapper Sean Price Dead at 43

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Terrible news just struck the Duck Down Family and rap world in general.

According to reports from family and friends, rapper Sean Price died suddenly this morning in his sleep at his home in Brooklyn. Price was 43 years old.

The cause of death is not known at this time, however an update will be made following the release of an autopsy report.

Price entered the rap game under the moniker “Ruck” along with his partner Rock as the group Heltah Skeltah, the famed duo from the Brooklyn Hip Hop collective Boot Camp Clik. In the past decade, Price revamped his career as a solo artist using his given name of Sean Price, releasing several projects including his latest, Mic Tyson, which arguably one of the best albums of 2013. via THE SOURCE

[video] New 2 Pac Doc.” 7Dayz – The Movie”

Just when you thought you had seen and heard every ounce on and off the mic of legendary Hip Hop superstar Tupac’s life comes another documentary from one of his personal videographers. More info below:

via HipHopDX

In the trailer to 7 Dayz, the forthcoming documentary from onetime Tupac videographer, Gobi M. Rahimi, the man ‘Pac agreed to let film what would be the final months of his life recalls in the immediate aftermath of that September 7, 1996 shooting, says he witnessed a nurse at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada inform Suge Knight’s mother that her son “is fine,” as he was just cut by either flying glass or a piece of shrapnel and would require only stitches for his injuries.

[video] Mickey Rourke Tries Rapping (Epic Fail)

It seems that Mickey Rourke has finally achieved his secret fantasy of being a rapper. Gaming fav Rogue Warrior has him rapping at the end of the game called “Funky Credits Theme”.

Remember him and the legendary 2 Pac were buddies and that he even had a very unsuccessful stint as a boxer. Anyway check out this rap from the video game Rogue Warrior.

Check out the trailer from the game below this god-awful rap from Mickey Rourke who still is a kick-ass actor and will be starring in 2010’s biggest blockbuster Iron Man 2.

Rogue Warrior Feat MC Mickey Rourke – Funky Credits Theme. The best part of this muthaf***ing game.

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WTF!!!? Blender Calls Tupac Most Overrated Artist Ever

Source: Nahright,Reuters

 

Okay these cats at Blender are obviously smoking something. I am not going to even go on a rant because it is a waste of time. I will let his die-hard fans rip them a new a**hole and just watch it unfold.

 

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dead rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur, the hip-hop icon who sold more records after he was murdered than during his brief career, is the most overrated person in music, according to music magazine Blender.

 

Shakur tops a tongue-in-cheek list that also includes “places, trends and other junk in rock,” Blender said in its upcoming October issue, due on newsstands next week.

 

Other overrated finalists included the Grammys at No. 7, encores at No. 12, Pink Floyd at No. 14 and “the music you loved as a teenager” at No. 23.

 

Shakur, a “gangsta” rapper who showed his sensitive side in movies, was killed during an unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. More than a dozen albums have been released in the ensuing years, and his image is almost as ubiquitous as that of Che Guevara or Bob Marley.

 

But while Shakur was a decent rapper with “insane rock-star charisma,” according to Blender, he also “larded records with self-mythologizing, mediocre filler.”

 

It’s not the first time the pages of Blender have been used to bring down Shakur a few notches. In its June issue, rapper Lil Wayne listed him among his top five rappers, but then admitted: “I can’t front: I was never into Pac.”

 

As for the Grammys, the music industry’s top awards, Blender said sitting through the ceremony was “like watching paint dry on Celine Dion’s forehead.”

 

And encores were notable chiefly for allowing bands to go backstage and do drugs while fans wonder if they should beat the rush to the parking lot, Blender said.

 

Veteran British rock band Pink Floyd, meanwhile, were responsible for “unbearable LSD slapstick” and “self-important bombast.” And Blender warned that teenagers’ brains “can inflate a great band to Christ-size proportions” and turn a bad song into the most meaningful.

 

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Jill Serjeant)