Archive for September, 2006

10th Anniversary (September 13th 2006) – RIP Tupac Shakur (1971 – 1996)

September 13, 2006

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur.  The music industry, Tupacs Family and fans lost one of the greatest artists of all time on September 13th 1996.  The actor, rapper, poet and entertainer will be remembered forever. Rest In Peace Tupac Amaru Shakur Check out a couple of music videos by Tupac:  Dear Mama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNcloTmvTeA 

Changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg_8HIwRyrE

Sean Combs (P.Diddy) to re-brand after losing right to “Diddy” name in UK

September 10, 2006

The Guardian newspaper reports that Sean Combs (P. Diddy) is to re-brand after losing his rights to the name “Diddy” in the UK.  The re-branding is expected to be extremely costly.  He lost his rights to the name after another DJ, DJ Diddy Dearlove from London was proven to be using the name since 1992 – he won a settlement of £100,000.

Please click the link below to access the full article:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1868448,00.html

Tupac Shakur Petition for Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

September 8, 2006

There is a petition up online in aid of getting Tupac Shakur a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been set-up by a Tupac protege Muszamil.

So far there have been more than 8,000 signatures on the petition.  To add your signature in support of getting the legendary musician, actor and entertainer a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, please click the link below:

http://www.petitiononline.com/2pacfame/

Thank you for supporting Tupac on this!

Hip Hop Front

50 Cent and Sean “Diddy” Combs beef – What do you think?

September 8, 2006

What do you think of the beef between 50 Cent and Sean”Diddy” Combs?

– Is 50 Cent acting like a child because Diddy won’t release Mase from his Bad Boy Records Contract?

– Is Diddy playing it cool? He has only hit back with one line “I am Richer Bitch” in a track from his latest album, Press Play.

– Is 50 Cent simply looking for publicity by trying to diss the biggest man in Hip Hop, Sean “Diddy” Combs?

Let us know you thoughts about the beef which was quashed on Wednesday.

Tupac Shakur Reinterpreted – 2 Weeks of Tupac’s work in London

September 5, 2006

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tupac Amaru Shakur’s death the British Film Institute are running a numbers of sessions at the National Film Theatre in London, UK called Tupac Shakur Reinterpreted. Films including “Gridlock’d”, “Juice” and “Poetic Justice” as well as documentries “Biggie and Tupac” and “Tupac Ressurection” will be shown over a 2 week period of 15 September to 28 September.

The opening night will see Leila Steinberg, Tupacs first manager, talking about her experiences of working with the artist and his influences on music and media culture.

I thought I would share this information with you so that you can take the opportunity to asorb some of the many talents that Tupac posessed.

Check out the websites below for more information on Tupac Shakur Reinterpreted:

http://www.bfi.org.uk/incinemas/nft/seasons/tupac/

http://www.myspace.com/londontupacretrospective