So I'm here, not sleeping, chasing internet nothings and I somehow ended up reading this thing from Complex about Tupac's murder. I'm not an avid conspiracy theorist and I'm not much of a gossip hound. As much as I enjoy hearing and propagating gossip, I don't seek it out habitually. But there was something in there that really caught my attention. I didn't know this video existed until now:
I don't know who it is that actually shot this footage so I can't attribute it to them. This is the cleanest version I could find. It's pretty weird to see it. I feel like this should be a bigger deal but, then again, it may already have been a huge deal and I missed it. Leave your messages in the comments trying to sell dick pills or brides or whatever.
Sigh. I don't have much to add. I've always been a bigger Tupac fan than a Biggie fan. I'm too old now to care about what is and isn't authentic in music, I just like the attempts at higher understanding from Tupac a little more than the storytelling from Biggie. Those are intentionally reductionist readings of their work but I'm not trying to solve anything. I'm on a little nostalgia kick, feeling old, and wondering how much of a spiral I could put myself in trying to figure out the who's, the what's, and the why's of these guys getting killed when they were so young.
I want to post videos here but there isn't a video for Long Kiss Goodnight. That song, Hit Em Up by Tupac, and Drop A Gem On Em by Mobb Deep (which also appears to lack a video) should always be played together. I'm gonna go buy a copy of Murder Rap and go to sleep.