Some say Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli) is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential rappers of all time. Here are a few reasons why…
1. He was a master storyteller
Tupac took a lot of early inspiration from the politically-charged music of Public Enemy and Ice Cube.
He also studied theatre as a teenager at the Baltimore School of Performing Arts, and was inspired by Shakespeare.
2. It’s all in the samples
Tupac sampled a range of artists on his records, such as Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd, Parliament, Joe Cocker, Public Enemy and Stevie Wonder.
Where Biggie Smalls would swing like a jazz horn player, Tupac took inspiration from powerful speakers like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
3. The power of his voice
Singers are able to use different parts of their body to produce different sound.
You can hear and feel the weight and the power of his voice, which made him sound 10 feet tall, when in real life he wasn’t that big of a person.
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