Highlights from the Archives
It has been seven years since the rapper Tupac Shakur was killed at age 25 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, and one can confidently say that he has never been more popular.
November 9, 2003 moviesNews
Days after the rapper Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds last month, a music video was released showing what seemed like a premonition of his death: a vision of his own murder and ascension to a juke-jointlike heaven, replete with a pearly white piano and Miles Davis as Gabriel.
October 13, 1996 artsNews
In a national exhalation of mixed emotions, America last week said goodbye to Tupac Shakur, the 25-year-old rapper who died on Sept. 13 from gunshot wounds he received in a Las Vegas shooting six days earlier.
September 22, 1996 weekinreviewNews
Tupac Shakur, a rapper and actor who built a career on controversy, died of wounds yesterday from a drive-by shooting last Saturday. He was 25 years old.
September 14, 1996 arts
Over the last three years, Tupac Shakur has ridden the crest of rap music, becoming one of its biggest stars with a handful of albums and movies that have often portrayed and even glorified the violence that is so much a part of life in urban America. But as his popularity grew, his life began to mirror the swaggering bravado and violence that is so much a part of his art, and it became more and more difficult to distinguish between the 23-year-old performer and the troubled characters that he rapped about and portrayed in films.
December 1, 1994 nytfrontpageBiography