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Chilling Details About Tupac's Death That Still Confuses Fans 21 Years Later

Date March 26, 2018

Tupac Shakur was known to be one of the most influential hip-hop artists of the nineties.

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Tupac's rise to fame.

He was known by his stage name 2Pac, was a highly successful rapper and actor known for his violent and shocking lyrics that earned him many fans as well as critics.

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His career lasted only five years, but his legacy has made an impact on generations over two decades later. From his first appearance with the rap group Digital Underground to starring roles in Hollywood movies and his final, blockbuster studio album, "All Eyez on Me", Tupac shook up the culture and gained a massive following.

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His album, ‘Me Against the World’ released while he was imprisoned was one of his most successful albums. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is regarded as the magnum opus of his career. It went on to become double Platinum in the U.S.

His death and circumstances

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21 years ago, the rapper was fatally shot in Las Vegas at the age of 25. New TV series, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., has sparked renewed interest in the rapper's unsolved murder.

The shooting occurred at 11:15 p.m. pacific time when the car with Shakur was stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. Shakur was struck by four .40 calibre rounds fired from a Glock: two in the chest, one in the arm, and one in the thigh.

He died from his wounds six days later in the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

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His fans are still loyal decades later.

Tupac is known to have some of the fiercest fans. The rapper, Lil Xan has been tagged as a public enemy by the hip-hop community for the past week because of his comments on Tupac. He came under fire after he called Tupac “boring”.

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During an interview with Revolt TV, the rapper was asked for his opinion on the late hip-hop icon, when he dismissively shrugged and said he made “boring music”. Xan was reportedly confronted by high school-aged individuals angered over the comments.

Things never escalated to violence, but the situation became so tense that Xan allegedly ran over to a YMCA where he waited for a police officer to safely escort him to his vehicle. Fortunately, Xan escaped the situation before it turned into a two-part after-school throw down.

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Hands down, Tupac has the most loyal following of fans of any rapper that has ever picked up the mic and spit it. That fact is a testament to how much he affected people with his spirit, message, and charisma.

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