2Pac Birthday Concert - Tupac Shakur remembered on MTV.com

Tupac Shakur Remembered on MTV.com


On Thursday, June 17, 2010 writer Mawuse Ziegbe featured an article on MTV.com with highlights from the 2nd Annual 2Pac Birthday Concert Celebration held at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation in Atlanta, GA.


Tupac Shakur Remembered By Rick Ross, Bun B at Georgia Benefit Show

"Tupac really influenced me to just keep it real and not fake around and act like something I'm not," Roscoe Dash tells MTV News.

By: Mawuse Ziegbe with reporting by James "FLX" Smith

Tupac Shakur was known for reppin' Cali throughout his career, but the legendary artist's style has influenced a generation of Southern hip-hop stars as well. The South came out to pay tribute to the icon at the second annual 2Pac Birthday Concert Celebration on Wednesday, which would have been 'Pac's 39th birthday.

Rick Ross, Bun B and Roscoe Dash hit the stage at a benefit for the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Waka Flocka Flame, Gorilla Zoe and rising rapper Pill were in the building. Funnyman Mike Epps also came through to show his support.

"We came out to show love for the OG like we always do for the fallen soldiers about this time," Bun B told MTV News, who added that, more than a decade after his death, 'Pac's influential legacy is still going strong. "We just showing a lot of love to Tupac Shakur right now. Showing love, support to his mother Afeni, and let people know that, when you gone, you not forgotten, ever. Tupac is definitely a perfect example of that."

Roscoe Dash, whose rock-infused swagger is ostensibly different from 'Pac's intense street lyricism, said the hip-hop legend inspired him to be himself. "The reason why this day is so important to me is because Tupac really influenced me to just keep it real and not fake around and act like something I'm not," Dash told MTV News. "I just apply that in my everyday life, so I just want to come out here and give back."

With all his contributions to music, hip-hop is not forgetting 'Pac anytime soon. "Long live his legacy and R.I.P. Tupac Shakur," said Bun, who also sent a simple message to the late legend: "Happy birthday, big homie."

Tupac Shakur article on MTV.com

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