Today is a special day in hip-hop as it’s the anniversary of one of, if not the greatest to ever do it passing away, Mr. Tupac Amaru Shakur. September 13th was the day in 1996 that the hip-hop world changed forever. Pac died from a gunshot wound in Las Vegas, Nevada 7 days prior after a Tyson fight. Although there have been many rumors regarding the reason behind the shooting, the person behind it, and even whether or not Tupac is actually dead, the fact remains that his legacy is unmatched, and he is dearly missed in hip-hop.
Back in April of this year, Coachella commissioned a company to create a hologram version of Tupac to perform alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, which gained huge media attention, as the first time we’ve seen Tupac perform in over a decade. It was unprecedented, and crazy to see in action, looking and sounding just like Makaveli himself.
Today we’ll be dropping some videos from Pac throughout the day, along with some of our favorite moments.
LOS ANGELES — Rodney King, whose beating by police in 1992 sparked the LA race riots, was found dead in his swimming pool early Sunday, authorities said. He was 47.
Rialto Police Captain Randy Deanda told AFP King was found “unresponsive” at the bottom of his pool after a call from his fiancee and was pronounced dead at a local medical center shortly afterward at 6:11 am (1311 GMT)._ Source
Looks like Chris Bosh has a lot more to worry about now than just not being able to play, there’s a much bigger burden on his shoulders wish his masseuse and close family friend dying Tuesday night. The masseuse was in good spirits when she first came to the house for her services, but later collapsed and was pronounced dead after the ambulance had taken her to the hospital. For more information on this incident click HERE.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45._ Source
Moments before his encounter with George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin was caught on camera inside of a 7-11 making a purchase and the footage was just now released. Here it is…
Known for her 70s disco hits “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “Love to Love to Love You Baby,” and of course “She Works Hard for the Money,” disco queen Donna Summer has been reported dead from multiple news sources as of about an hour ago. She’s been in a long standing battle with cancer up until today. According to TMZ, Summer died from lung cancer while several other sources are say that the disco queen believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City back in 2001.
TMZ has reported that Dick Clark has died. Clark’s rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Dick Clark created and hosted New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for over 20 years, and has been a TV host for many popular shows and telethons over the years. He is survived by 3 kids.
Spike Lee has always been known for his over-the-top ways and this time he lived up to that. He recently tweeted the address of an older couple thinking it was the address of Trayvon Martin’s shooter. He later apologized and all is well now, guess Lee was trying to get people to go to George Zimmerman’s house and take justice into their own hands.
LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner’s officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted heart disease contributed to her death. _Source
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.
“I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move,” he said. “Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene.
“My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”