Tupac Covers XXL Magazine
Posted by on Aug 3, 2011


Tupac Shakur Covers XXL Magazine

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the death of famed rapper Tupac Shakur, XXL magazine has put together a special tribute issue. The cover features a black & white  close-up shot of the slain rapper. This issue features interviews with Shakur’s ex-wife, his first manager, The Outlawz, Mutulu Shakur and the rapper’s biological father Bill Garland.

Here’s  a snippet of what Garland said during his interview with XXL:

“[Tupac] cared for people,” he said. “That was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think that’s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you know, that’s a fabrication. I don’t have to begin to tell you that. So when that was questioned, it bothered him. Because he would give his heart or soul. He was a giving person. He would give anything to people. He would go in a store. [If there was a] Black man who couldn’t afford a $1,500 pair of boots, he would buy ’em for him. Think that Black man would ever forget Tupac? That’s just the way he is. But I don’t think that he did it for that. He did it because he had it, and he didn’t. That’s the way he is.”


Tupac made a huge impact on the music industry, so it’s great that XXL took the time to devote an issue to him. This special tribute issue hits newsstands on August 16.



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