Mob Museum to Host Program Commemorating 25th Anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s Death

Rapper/actor/activist Tupac Shakur tragically lost his life on Sept. 13, 1996 in Las Vegas after getting shot in a drive-by shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sept. 7, 1996.

Twenty-five years later, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, also known as the Mob Museum, will host a special program on Sept. 1, which will include discussions from rap legend/activist Chuck D of Public Enemy and others as they explore what led up to Shakur’s death at 25 years old.

Per the press release, “As many Las Vegas locals and fans across the world would learn, on the night of September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur was shot four times while sitting in a car idling at a stoplight.

“Shakur died six days later at a local hospital. His death was devastating to his family, friends and millions of fans. It also further inflamed tensions between rival record companies on the west and east coasts, as well as between street gangs associated with them.

“To mark the 25th anniversary of this horrific event, hip-hop artist Chuck D and three other panelists will explore what happened on the night of the shooting as well as the cultural impact the murder of Shakur inflicted.”

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