Eminem Honors Tupac In Open Letter: ‘He was a superstar in every aspect of the word’


In their new series,Nowstalgia, Paper Magazine is paying homage to the rappers who set the stage for hip hop today. The series features some of the most influential artists of today, share a letter about an artist from the past that served as an influence to them.In the first installment, Kendrick Lamar payed tribute to Eazy-E. In most recent, Eminem shares the influence Tupac had on him while growing up and as an artist.

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Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute To Eazy-E In An Open Letter

Kendrick Lamar

Paper Magazine is paying homage to those rappers that paved the way for hip-hop by sharing open letters written by today’s artists. Kendrick Lamar who also recently shared a letter dedicated to Tupac, payed tribute the late rapper Eazy-E sharing the influence the N.W.A rapper had, saying, “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Eazy.”

In addition to Kendrick Lamar, in upcoming features, fellow rappers Eminem and Swizz Beats will also share their thoughts and feelings about fallen rappers and how they were influenced by them.

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IFWT Wishes @Jeezy A Happy, Happy Birthday!


On behalf of the entire InFlexWeTrust staff, we want to wish rapper Young Jeezy a happy, happy birthday with many more years of greatness and success to come!

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(Photo) Flashback Friday: Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes Will Smith A Happy Birthday With Adorable Baby Photo

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Will Smith & Tupac

Happy Birthday, Will Smith!

It’s amazing to see the love that remains between Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Just last week Will posted a heartfelt message to honor his wife’s 44th birthday. Today (September 25) Jada celebrated her husband’s 47th birthday with a touching message and flashback baby photo on her Facebook page.

She wrote,

I’m not going to pull out the calculator like you did but know this… you have a 100 percent of my heart and the rest of my days…Happy birthday, you exceptional man

The couple have been together since they tied the knot back in 1997. Hit the jump to see the adorable baby photo.

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A Tribe Called Quest Set To Rerelease Their Debut Album To Celebrate 25th Anniversary


The legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest, have announced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm, they have teamed up with Sony Legacy for a massive re-relase. The album will be completely remastered and feature exclusive remixes from today’s hottest artist.These features will be artists that ATCQ feel have been a major influence on culture and their names will be released next week.

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(Photo) Congratualtions! Proud Father Chance the Rapper Welcomes A Baby Girl

Chance The Rapper

A huge congratulations are in order for Chance the Rapper, who became a new father on Monday (Sept 21). Chance revealed in a touching Instagram post just how blessed he feels to have a baby girl.

He wrote, “Thank God, her mother, our families, the medical staff at Women’s Prentice and an amazing organization called The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. I love this time in my life, and I’ve learned to love better because of it.”

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Toni Braxton To Star In Lifetime Biopic ‘Un-Break My Heart’

Toni Braxton charges kids rent

What’s the best way to make sure Lifetime doesn’t screw up your biopic? The answer is to executive produce it and star in it. That’s exactly what 90s R&B legend is doing for her memoir that just got the green light from Lifetime. The TV movie will be perfectly titled Un-Break My Heart.

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(Video) Aaliyah’s Family Launches Tribute Fragrance Aaliyah By Xyrena


It’s been over a decade since the tragic death of R&B singer Aaliyah, now through the collaboration of her family and Perfume company Xyrena Aaliyah is getting her very own fragrance.

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Kendrick Lamar Pens Open Letter To Tupac On The Anniversary Of His Death

Kendrick Lamar x Tupac

Yesterday marked the 19th anniversary of Tupac’s passing (can you believe it?), and Kendrick Lamar wanted to commemorate the occasion with an open letter to his favorite artist.

“I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you,” the letter began, which was published on 2pac.com. “I couldn’t describe how I felt at that moment. So many different emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness…”

Read the full letter in the gallery. In related news, Pac‘s estate featured 20 different artists from around the country with their pieces inspired by the late rapper. You can view the full collection here.

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IFWT Wishes Nas & Amy Winehouse A Happy, Happy Birthday!


September 14th is a very special day for numerous reasons. Not only was Nas born – who is one of the most legendary emcees of our time – but he also shares his special day with the late great English songbird, Amy Winehouse.

Before Amy passed, the two were reportedly very good friends, hence their collaboration on “Cherry Wine (Remix)” and her tribute song to the Queensbridge native, “Me & Mr. Jones,” which appeared on her classic Back to Black album.

Throughout Nas’ career, he gave us Illmatic, which is one of the most influential Hip-Hop albums to date along with helping pave the way for younger rappers to prosper.

To pay tribute to both Nas and Amy on their born day, watch some of our favorite videos from them below!

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