Rappers have been as instrumental in my theological development as any of the scholars I've read. A larger-than-life revolutionary who was simultaneously real and relatable, Tupac lived and he invited us all to live with him.
As it relates to music, I always seem to measure time by a distinct period. I call it A.T.: After Tupac. There's so much that Tupac Shakur accomplished in his 25 years of life that it would be a disservice to narrow his existence down to one label.