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Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, had to apologize to a Kentucky resident who filed for unemployment under the name  #TupacShakur. He thought that the claim was a joke and said that  fraudulent claims were slowing things down. The Gov. went on to say “I owe somebody an apology tonight. Last night I spent some time talking […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: 2Pac has many sides to him: the rapper, the actor, the thug, the poet, the revolutionary. During his incarceration in 1995, he wrote a letter to the icon Madonna breaking up with her because she was white, and for several other reasons. He also warns her in the letter to […]

Snoop Dogg, who collaborated with the late rapper on 1996's "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," will be inducting the late icon into rock's most exclusive club.

It seems that we are seeing a resurgence of the musical biopic. Films like Straight Outta Compton, the Miche’le biopic on Lifetime and the upcoming 3-part New Edition biopic on BET are just some examples proving that movies about musical figures, specifically black musical figures, are successful and in-demand these days. One of the most-anticipated […]

Members of a church in Sri Lankan were recently shocked during a Christmas Carol service on Dec. 11 when they received booklets with explicit lyrics from Tupac Shakur's "Hail Mary" rap song instead of words to the common Christian prayer of the same name.

Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be given the Award For Musical Excellence.

It may be hard to believe (or not, given your perspective) that 20 years have passed and the murders of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls remain unsolved. Sure there have been dozens of conspiracy theories as to who murdered the two young artists and changed the face of hip-hop in the process, but […]

Key states like North Carolina and Florida have seen a decrease in the number of African-Americans heading to the polls.

Despite the Obama administration’s mission to alleviate the health insurance market through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” healthcare rates may rise up to nearly 35 percent in some parts of the U.S. for 2017.

It’s that time of year again, and as expected the nominees list for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released and it features some of music’s greatest icons. The year’s nomination list includes the legendary icon herself (and future mommy-to-be), Janet Jackson, visionary and influential rapper Tupac Shakur and the incomparable Chaka […]

So now Derrick Rose wants to be treated like Tupac…at least as far as his rape case goes. See why Tupac is now a factor in his rape case below. via TMZ: Derrick Rose is turning to Tupac Shakur in the hopes of getting the judge to force his rape accuser to reveal her identity […]

20 years ago today the world lost one of its greatest talents, specifically within the world of hip-hop. On September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur died of fatal gunshot wounds he sustained in a shooting and his life was cut entirely too short at the age of 25. As social media has continued to show an […]