Panelists discuss the cultural impact of Shakur’s death
By OTS Staff
On September 6,1996, hip hop artist Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas while sitting in a car at a stoplight. Nearly a week later, on September 13, 1996, Shakur passed away in a local hospital. Devastated, his family, friends and millions of fans still mourn his death. The artist’s murder also heightened the tensions between rival record companies and street gangs at that time. In remembrance of Tupac, a rap legend, The Mob Museum is hosting “One Night in Las Vegas: The 25th Anniversary of the Tupac Shakur Murder.”
According to Billboard, Shakur earned 21 hits that reached the Hot 100 and scored 5 number one hits on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including “Me Against the World” and “All Eyez on Me.” He also starred alongside Janet Jackson in the hip hop cult classic, “Poetic Justice.” Biography describes him as “a sensitive, precociously talented and troubled soul.” Through his thought-provoking music and cultural influence, his legacy lives on through his family, friends and fans.
Prior to the program, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement presents a panel that will discuss the cultural impact of his death and the controversies surrounding his murder. The panelists will be the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D., an original member of the Outlawz, E.D.I. Mean, journalist and film producer, Stephanie Frederic and the public information officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the time of Shakur’s death, Greg McCurdy.
It’s: an event marking the anniversary of the murder of iconic rapper, Tupac Shakur, that took place on September 6, 1996, in Las Vegas.
What: “One Night in Las Vegas: The 25th Anniversary of the Tupac Shakur Murder.”
Where: The Mob Museum’s historic courtroom on the second floor.
When: The program will be on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The panelists will speak prior to the event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $75, for both the panelists and program. To attend the event, register online.