The aim of the symposium was to explore and address Hiphop’s criticism of social and political leadership through an examination of the role of Tupac Shakur as a central figure in the imagination of youth, as well as in the landscape of American and global culture.
The summer before D Foster’s real mama came and took her away, Tupac wasn’t dead yet.” From this first line in her quiet, powerful novel, Woodson cycles backward through the events that lead to dual tragedies: a friend’s departure and a hero’s death. In a close-knit African American neighborhood in Queens, New York, the unnamed narrator lives across from her best friend, Neeka.
Special Commemorative Issue: Legends of the Fall Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G.
Their Life Stories Told by Those Who Knew Them Best + 16 Pages of Never-Before-Seen Photos
702, Destiny's Child, Cam'Rom, Coko, Marc Anthony, Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker, Flavor Flav
"This is my last interview. If I get killed, I want people to have the real story." TUPAC SHAKUR: Jailhouse Exclusive, The Vibe Q by Kevin Powell
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Naughty by Nature
Inside the New South Africa
Special Tribute Issue: 2Pac: Bulletproof Love
Tupac Shakur: 1971-1996 R.I.P.
5 Years after his death the questions remain: Was he the greatest MC of all time? What would hip-hop be like today if he was still alive? And why do we still miss him so much?
DMX, C-Murder, Fabolous
Michael Jackson's Rap Connection, Beanie's Bentleys, Nelly's Video Game
Toni Braxton Brings the Heat: The Pregnant Wife and Mother Tells The Naked Truth About the Business, Her Competition, and Acting Her Age
Tupac and Biggie: Stil Unsolved Mysteries
TLC's New ALbum: Life After Death
Tracy McGrady: Dunks With Funk
Halle Berry: A Bond Beauty
Clipse: Hip Hop Hustlers
R. Kelly The Man, The Music, The Mystery
Going Solo: Prodigy, Mystikal, Kandi
Hollywood Knockout: Michelle Rodriguez
German Hip Hop Makes its Mark
Russell Simmons Raps The Vote
Plus: Scarface, Jamie Foxx, Ricky Carroll, Ludacris
Big Pimpin' Style: Real Players in Fly Threads
The Last Temptation of 2 Pac (1971-1996): A Tribute to Tupac Shakur
Shades of Deep Brown: The Greensides Records Story
Nas: If Hip Hop Ruled the World
Review: Get on the Bus
Biz Markie: Let Him Turn You on
"Hey Jerky!" Crank Calls to Rapper's homes
2Pac Battling His Demons
John Singleton Bringin 'Poetic Justice'
The New Black Poetry: A Beat Beyond
A Guide to Hot New Sneakers
Spike & Barkley: Pulling no Punches in an Exclusive Rap Session
Plus: Da Lench Mob, Redman, Sista Dee Barnes, Showbiz & A.G., Diamond, Dallas Austin