Today marks the 19th Anniversary of Tupac’s tragic passing, and due to his impact on rap, especially West Coast rap, Kendrick Lamar penned an open letter to his hero thanking him for being an inspiration. Shakur’s estate updated their official website to include the touching tribute from Lamar. Check it out below.
Tupac wasn’t Lamar’s only Compton hero, N.W.A. also played a huge part of Kendrick’s impressive rap style, and dreams were made when he interview Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella for their new film Straight Outta Compton. It’s as dope as you’d expect.