One fan now has a piece of Hip-Hop royalty within their reach.
Jul 26, 2023
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to talk to any late public figures, the opportunity appears to have presented itself.
Jan 27, 2023
Have you ever been hanging out, and suddenly the dance floor got slightly “excited?” This likely could’ve happened when you heard the sounds of will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas. From songs like “Let’s Get It Started” to “My Humps,” the eclectic group has music that helps define moments and keeps the party going. However, the group’s musical prowess is not by happenstance. Arguably, much of the group’s success can be credited to its leader. Born William James Adams, Jr., the Los Angeles, CA native, has early childhood roots in music stemming from his early beginnings in the Estrada Courts housing projects. During these early times, he found inspiration from legendary Hip-Hop acts like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. In fact, the “I Like To Move It” rapper found so much inspiration from those groups that he doesn’t even have an answer for the age-old rap question: Biggie or Tupac? In a recent interview with Skillz on the Hip-Hop Confessions podcast, the Black Eyed Peas leader...
Jul 28, 2022
Legal battles over late rappers’ estates have been heating up headlines as of late. Earlier this month, AfroTech previously reported that Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s children claim they have yet to receive money from their father’s estate. Now, the lawsuit between Sekyiwa Shakur, Tupac’s sister, and Tom Whalley continues to unravel.
Jul 28, 2022
Universal Music Group is currently in a legal battle after posting a photo of Tupac. Billboard reports that the estate of the legendary Hip-Hop photographer Chi Modu is suing the music company for using one of his photos of the late rapper on its website without proper credit.
Jun 28, 2022
Discussions surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) suggest that the market is volatile and could be facing some significant challenges soon. But the creators entering the NFT community are responding with the words of former Atlanta Housewives star Porsha Williams, “Who said that?” This week, AfroTech learned about several new NFT offerings, and we are here as your trusted guide to give you the rundown of each one.
May 20, 2022
Childhood memorabilia of Tupac has been placed on the online market. Forbes reports that the rare “Haiku” is one of the late rapper’s “earliest pieces of writing ever recorded, and is the first of his manuscripts to come to market outside of his already rare personal correspondence.” On March 23, his early body of work from the age of 11-years-old went up for auction on Sotheby’s with bids looking to reach about $300,000. The sale is their second Hip-Hop themed auction, which includes collected items from late rapper Biz Markie and DJ Jazzy Jay.
Mar 24, 2022
Fans of Tupac have a chance to take a look into the Hip-Hop legend’s life with an auction that is now up for sale. TMZ reports that the late rapper’s handwritten love poem titled “All Eye Was Lookin 4” is currently up for bids on Moments in Time, an online autograph dealer.
Dec 29, 2021
In the 1970s, Hip-Hop was a safe haven for kids coming up in New York City and its boroughs — which were a much different place than they are today. Today, Hip-Hop music is a global music sound heard in nearly every corner of the world, and a pop culture phenomenon that has influenced everything from the way we talk and dress to the way we interact with each other on social media. Black and LatinX kids in New York City had a golden opportunity to create something out of the ashes of economic devastation. The “white flight” from the cities to the suburbs left rows and rows of abandoned buildings, which allowed for “street kids” to host parties with their portable “Sound Systems” in what would become thriving clubs. When the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and soul combined to get the party started, Hip-Hop — as it would eventually become known — was born. Today, it’s a multi- billion dollar industry that provides a better way of life for countless men and women that wouldn’t have...
Aug 11, 2021
Black creativity wins again! When it comes to the Internet, we are always sure to start or take a trend to the next level and this time it’s the late Tupac, who’s been the topic of conversation across social media. Just two days after the world honored what would’ve been the Hip-Hop legend’s 50th birthday, an animated version of the “How Do You Want It” emcee made its way around the web. On Friday (June 18), a clip of a scene between the late rapper and Omar Epps surfaced — except Tupac had been turned into a cartoon. A Twitter user captioned the post, “They said if Juice was made by Pixar.” They said if Juice was made by Pixar y’all relax ??? pic.twitter.com/QJwL8mGjJn — Highkage DarkMagiXian (@TallDarkNAnson) June 18, 2021 As you can see, it was accompanied by a video of the scene from the 1992 cult classic where Bishop, portrayed by Tupac, and Q, played by Epps, had an intense discussion after he had been avoiding him after he shot their friend Raheem, played by Khalil Kain....
Jun 21, 2021