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Eminem Pens Essay Praising The 'True Genius' Of Tupac Shakur

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Eminem has long stated his allegiance to Tupac Shakur, having co-produced the soundtrack to the 2003 documentary "Tupac: Resurrection" and the 2004 p...

7 Tupac Songs That Still Resonate With Black America Today

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices

Nearly 20 years since his death, Tupac Shakur's legacy lives on in popular culture. After all, the rapper sold over 75 million records worldwide. ...

Jada Pinkett-Smith On Tupac: 'There Was No Physical Chemistry Between Us'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.12.2015 | Black Voices

Jada Pinkett-Smith has always been vocal about details surrounding her friendship with the late hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur. During a recent inte...

Baltimore: The Dehumanizing Gaze and Thug Life

Charles Howard | Posted 06.28.2015 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

It should go without saying, but of course destroying property and businesses is wrong. I have a friend who lost everything in a fire set on Monday night. A life-altering tragedy, no doubt. But, equally tragic is destroying humanity and withdrawing dignity -- something that many of us have done while watching the last several days in Baltimore unfold.

Mortal Men and the City of Baltimore

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.28.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am not a fan of violence, but I am a fan of the people being heard. Now that it has hit the fan, I pray that we open our ears to hear the cries of a people far too long trampled upon, a people who can take no more.

John Singleton Drops Out Of The Tupac Biopic But Plans On Making Another

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Tupac Shakur's forthcoming biopic, "Tupac," has experienced a slight shift as it was announced last week that “Devil In A Blue Dress” director Car...

I Just Don't Understand Why White People Want to Use the N-Word

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Abiola Abrams

The n-word has the blood of thousands of lynchings, beatings, and other horrific crimes melded between its letters, meshed in its very fibers. So, why do some white people want the right to use this abhorrent word again?

Why Thrash Metal Now?

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Retro-cycles are now a normal part of pop culture and have been for sometime. It is well documented that it's traced to the emergence of 1950's youth culture and their post WWII expendable income. You wait 20 years and there it is again. Lately Tupac and Kurt Cobian are commonplace, but you see that already.

How To Shoot A Jay Z Magazine Cover In 12 Minutes

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Danny Clinch has photographed music legends from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash to Keith Richards, and now more than 200 of the iconic moments he's ...

Ode to Big Bank Hank

Francis Levy | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

"Rapper's Delight" was the song for which Sugar Hill Gang became famous and it featured one of the first examples of sampling (Chic's "Good Times" threaded though the track) that was also a harbinger of the appropriation frenzy that would infect the art world at the same time.

The Real Reason Why Tupac-Inspired Broadway Musical Closed

Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

Just over a month after its June 19 Broadway premiere, Kenny Leon’s Tupac Shakur-inspired musical, “Holler if Ya Hear Me” announced its closing,...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: SomeKindaWonderful Put Their Thing Down, Flip It, and "Reverse It"; Katy Tiz Comes Up "Big"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some Kind of Wonderful is one of 80s movie-master John Hughes' underrated films. A new band who shares a variation on that name and phrase is quickly making me forget about the two.

Gothic Summer

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The new video for "Gothic Summer," takes you on a noir journey to the cemetery gates as you enter in a vintage Ford or Chevrolet pick-up as it slams onto the concrete of the underground.

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

Breaking new ground as being the first Broadway musical based on a hip-hop artist's work, Holler is exploring uncharted territory that may set the stage for a new Broadway genre, Hip- Hop Theater.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical Defends Rapper's Controversial Legacy

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.

Bad News For Tupac Musical?

New York Post | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

Looks like some prime Broadway real estate is about to become available. “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” the Tupac Shakur musical that opened Thursday ...

The Reviews For Tupac Inspired Musical Are In!

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway has had a punk jukebox musical with Green Day songs and one featuring harmonies by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Ther...

Aisle View: Holler and (Hip) Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There was only moderate hollerin' from the audience at the Monday night preview of Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac Shakur jukebox musical at the drastically altered Palace. We could hear them, yes, and loudly; but we couldn't make out much of what they were singing or saying.

We Want the Fame: Holler Introduces New Talent to Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

While Holler if Ya Hear Me, the new musical featuring the songs of Tupac Shakur, has strong performances by Broadway vets, I found the work of Broadway newbies Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside equally as impressive.

Tupac Musical Star Reflects On Iconic Rapper's Influence

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Christopher Jackson remembers exactly where he was on Friday, Sept. 13, 1996. That was the day Tupac Shakur died from wounds suff...

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...

Listen To 3 New Songs From The Tupac Musical

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment

Three new tracks from the Tupac Shakur musical, "Holler If Ya Hear Me," have been released and are now available to stream on SoundCloud. Starring Sau...

WATCH: How Maya Angelou Made Tupac 'Cry'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award...

Retired Cop Says These Were Tupac's Last Words

Vegas Seven | Sean DeFrank | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices

One late-summer night in 1996, a rap superstar was gunned down just off the Strip. Since then, his story has become legend. But for the Metro cop who ...

These Song Lyrics Prove Just How Inspirational A Mother's Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

There are lots of things that can inspire heartfelt lyrics on a great song, like love or heartbreak, failure or success. But over the years, entertain...