Suge Knight is currently serving a year prison sentence for a fatal hit-and-run but we definitely haven't heard the last of the embattled former Death Row head honcho. Following his son's recent claims that Tupac Shakur is "back in the studio," the elder Knight is insisting he is holding onto new music from the late rap icon that will eventually be released. Suge is currently serving his time at the Richard J. Despite losing control of the Death Row label in , he claims to still have the rights to some 'Pac tracks that have never been heard by the public. Suge said there is enough material to make an album and he is already eyeing some A-list artists to add verses to the material. Beyonce likes Tupac music," Suge added. And I think she's the female version of Tupac.
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He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality. He moved to Los Angeles in to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in , he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream.
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Today marks 23 years since the tragic and senseless loss of Tupac Amaru Shakur, known to the masses simply as 2Pac. The hurt never really gets better, the loss only feeling greater and greater as the years pass on, but knowing how much he influenced the Hip-Hop community and world in general does add a silver lining to the proverbial dark cloud that has been hanging over the rap game since September 13, However, after the inevitable success of All Eyez On Me , we could definitely see Pac having a change of mind and making a concept album out the whole LP. Always one to work well in groups, 2Pac seemed to have some big plans for his rap collective known as Thug Life. A fun fact: 2Pac was originally considered and preparing to read for a major role in the continuation of the globally-revered Star Wars film series.