Kendrick Lamar Recounts The First Time Seeing Tupac Shakur In An Open Letter

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Nineteen years ago today, hip-hop unwillingly said goodbye to Tupac Amaru Shakur. While still a heavy blow to the culture, ‘Pac’s absence would only help to craft the artistry and presence of one of it’s shining princes: Kendrick Lamar.

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To honor the late rapper, K.Dot wrote a heartfelt open letter thanking Shakur for being an inspiration. Kendrick may have only been a child when he first saw the captivating, yet sometimes enigmatic emcee on the set of the“California Love (Remix)” video, but none the less, Kendrick was in awe and inspired.

Read K.Dot’s heartfelt words below