Tupac Shakur was an iconic American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and poet in the 90’s. His life was cut short when he was shot dead at the age of 25, but he’s still ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.
It’s been 22 years since 2pac was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was hit four times—in the chest, arm and thigh, and died in hospital six days later, on September 13, 1996.
More than two decades after that dark day, the world continues to remember Lesane Parish Crooks—his birth name— as one of the most significant figures in our culture. Specially his closest friends, who were and continue to be big names in the entertainment industry.
Click through our photo gallery above to meet some of 2pac’s famous friends.