Kendrick Lamar honors 2Pac
September 13, 2015 marked the 19th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur, and rapper Kendrick Lamar wrote him a tribute.
The tribute was posted on 2Pac.com, and sees Kendrick write about the iconic rapper’s influence in his life.
“I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you. I couldn’t describe how I felt at that moment. So many different emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness,” Kendrick wrote.
“20 yrs later I understand exactly what that feeling was. INSPIRED. The people that you touched on that small intersection changed lives forever. I told myself I wanted to be a voice for man one day. Whoever knew I was speaking out loud for u to listen. Thank you.”
The tribute was signed “K.L.”, Kendrick’s initials.
Kendrick has long shown his respect for 2Pac, with a song on his last album, Mortal Man, a conversation between Lamar and Shakur using pieces from one of his interviews.