Snoop Dogg will induct Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


When Tupac Shakur was officially announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee posthumously, it was unclear who would represent the rap legend at the ceremony. 

Now will know that his former Death Row label mate Snoop Dogg will do the honors, per Rolling Stone. 

The duo collaborated on “2 Of Amerkiaz Most Wanted.” Snoop performed the song with Tupac’s hologram at Coachella in 2012. 

The list of performances for the ceremony is still unconfirmed. 

Pearl Jam and Joan Baez are among the fellow inductees for the ceremony taking place on April 7.  Read more…

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Someone mistakenly put a 2Pac song in a Christmas hymnal


Remember that scene out of The Simpsons where Bart Simpson changes one of the hymns to Iron Butterfly’s hard rock classic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and the whole church sung along to it?

Well, it’s happened for real apparently, but during a Christmas carols event called “Joy To The World” in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

It appears the lyrics to 2Pac’s song “Hail Mary,” which shares the name with a Catholic prayer, was mistakenly printed in a booklet handed out to carolers on Dec. 11. 

Pictures of the pages with the lyrics have since spread on social media, with someone named Andrew Choksy claiming to have taken the original photos at the event and sharing them with his friends on WhatsAppMashable has reached out to him for further comment. Read more…

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Politician explains what a Tupac Shakur is to parliament


At some point, you’ve probably had difficulty explaining modern music to your parents. But it’s even worst when they try and explain it back to you.

Australian Liberal politician Luke Howarth was the lame dad nobody wants to talk about rap with Thursday, when he went to an little Tupac Shakur rant. 

Howarth was talking about increasing employment among young people, when he regailed the gallery with a strange segue about wearing rapper merchandise. 

“I had a guy came in a while back and he said ‘Have you got a job for me?’ And he was wearing a 2Pac shirt. I don’t know if you know who 2Pac is, but he’s a deceased rapper.” Read more…

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