Few artists have impacted culture, a generation and the world the way Tupac Amaru Shakur has. Like Biggie, Pac was a poet who told the stories of so many people. Stories of struggle and survival.

Some would say Pac was an “urban griot” … a man who traveled from place to place as the voice of the voiceless… giving power to the powerless. And that legacy continues to today, which would have been Pac’s 40th birthday.

While Tupac’s murder remains unsolved 15 years later, just days ago Dexter Isaacs (who is currently serving time in a NY prison) confessed to robbing and shooting Tupac inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios on the orders of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond for the price of $2,500.

This confession comes just as Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is planning to honor her son’s memory at Atlanta Symphony Hall today with the help of Erykah Badu, Bun B, Meek Mill, 8ball & MJG and Too Short. If you’re in ATL and can make the show, tickets can be purchased at the Atlanta Symphony Hall Box Office 1280 Peachtree NE, Atlanta, Ga or by calling 404-733-5000.
For those of us who are not in ATL today, check out Pac’s interview with VIBE after his release from prison in ’96.