American rapper, Tupac Shakur to be inducted into “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”
By Patricia Uyeh
Legendary American rapper, Tupac Amaru Shakur a.k.a 2Pac is still making impact even in death. He has been included in the list of those to be inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll’ Hall of Fame on April 7th.
This makes him the sixth rap act to be voted into the Hall of Fame in its 30-year history.
His recording career might have lasted just five years before he was murdered in 1996 but he has sold up to 75 millions albums from most of his seven posthumous releases. Tupac’s sphere of influence is still increasing even after death.
Speaking on the music legend, The Hall of Fame described Tupac as:
“An international symbol of resistance and outlaw spirit, an irresistible contradiction, and a definitive rap anti-hero.”
Tupac, who happens to be a Harlem-born son of two Black Panther activists, who spent time in jail for assault, released just four albums before being killed at age 25 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
The controversies linked to his death are yet to be solved.