One of the most prolific artists of our time, 2Pac’s solo career only lasted from 1991-1996, but his impact is profound. An incredibly insightful, observant storyteller, Pac’s passionate portrayal of young Black men as victims of a violent, racist society remains relevant and affecting to this day.
Pac’s massive body of work is often viewed through the lens of his complexities — he died when he was barely 25, and up until that point sometimes struggled with striking a balance between the fame and attention that surrounded him and continuing to be a voice for his people.
To this day, there hasn’t been another voice like Pac — passionate, raw, profoundly emotive, and perceptive. A voice for the voiceless, 2Pac’s legacy thrives because of the richness of his lyrics and the themes he wasn’t afraid to explore.