It's been 17 years since 2Pac died on the 13th day of September 1996, yet the void he left in hip-hop—let alone black culture—is gaping,
For what would have been Pac's 40th B-day, VIBE revives the fallen icon, if just for a couple minutes, with the first in a series of previously unreleased interview footage from May '96. As he discusses a unified rap nation and where he'd be in 2016, 'Pac is everything we remember: Candid, passionate, prophetic. Rest in peace, Tupac Amaru Shakur.
Tupac Features From The VIBE Vault: