Today Marks One Year Since Tupac Was Inducted Into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

The only solo hip-hop artist to make the list so far.

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A year ago today, Snoop Dogg took the stage at the 32nd annual Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in New York to induct Tupac Shakur; the only solo hip-hop artist to be given such an honor amongst groups like Run DMC, N.W.A., and Public Enemy. From his start in 1987 with Digital Underground to his untimely death in the 1996 Las Vegas shooting, the artist managed to make the most of his near-decade in the spotlight, leaving a lasting impression on the world. He saw his music as an opportunity to share wisdom, shed light on race and class struggle, and to honor black women — especially his mother in “Dear Mama.” In addition to his music, Tupac also made a name for himself as an actor, giving one of the best performances as a rapper in the 1992 film Juice.

Check out the clip of his induction above, where Snoop Dogg shares a candid story about them parasailing for the first time with Suge Knight. Also take a look at the clip of him and Biggie freestyling before their beef below, as well as a banned 1992 MTV interview where he passionately discusses greed in America.

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