2Pac "Keep Ya Head Up" (from Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.)
On this date, September 13th, exactly sixteen years ago Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac) died following being shot a week earlier in his well documented (but still unsolved) shooting in Las Vegas, NV on September 6th, 1996. The iconic NY born rapper/poet/actor is much loved the world over but in the Bay Area he seems to be especially beloved since it was in the Bay that he began his illustrious rap/hip-hop career. Back on June 16th, when the slain rapper would have celebrated his 41st birthday, there were several parties dedicated to him thrown in the Bay Area including one at Yoshi's with a performance from Digital Underground (the group he rose to fame with) while the two Bay Area Amoeba Music stores witnessed an increased interest in his music on that day.
But then 2Pac is always a hot item at the record store where record collectors are constantly digging for those countless 12" singles released during his lifetime and posthumously. As well as in the three Amoeba stores fans can check for Pac material online from the Amoeba Music Online Shop where you can find such classic 2Pac releases as All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World, 2Pacalypse Now, and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z) featuring the single "Keep Ya Head Up" (video above). There's lots more 2Pac items available from the Amoeba Online Store Tupac Page including the dope 2Pac poster pictured left. This B+W commemorative poster, which sells for $12, is 24" by 36" and is shipped by Amoeba in a sturdy. durable poster tube. Rest in Peace Pac.