Rare Video Unearthed: Tupac Shakur & Snoop Dogg Discuss Voting At Brotherhood Crusade Rally

A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Tupac Shakur AND Snoop Dog video has just surfaced!

This video shows Suge Knight, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and other artists signed to Death Row Records speaking on the importance of voting.

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by DANIELLE HARLING

Suge Knight says Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg were the spokespersons for Death Row Records, in 1996 video.

A video that had previously never been seen, shows Suge Knight, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and other artists signed to Death Row Records speaking on the importance of voting, during an appearance at the Brotherhood Crusade Rally on August 15, 1996.

Suge Knight, who was the CEO of Death Row Records at the time the video was recorded, introduced both Tupac and Snoop, referring to both artists as the spokespersons for the label.

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“One thing I’d like to say, if it weren’t for the community it would be no Death Row Records,” Suge Knight said. “And more important than all that, if it weren’t for Snoop, Daz, Hammer, Tupac…it would be no me. So, I’m not here to try to get the limelight or be famous, nothing like that. I think my spokesperson for Death Row always will be—The guy who acts, raps. The other guy who raps and now he’s a model. I’d like to bring Tupac and Snoop up.”

Tupac, who was killed less than one month after his appearance at the rally, spoke on how fans who purchase albums from artists at Death Row should also represent voters.

Pac Snoop and Suge

“We just want y’all to know that at Death Row we appreciate everything y’all doing for us,” Tupac said. “My record sales, we got six million. Snoop got four million. Dogg Pound got three million. And we keep going. That means we represent that many votes. If we can represent that many votes, we gotta let these politicians be scared of us. That means anytime we drop something y’all gotta pick it up. Every time y’all call for us, we gon’ come.”

Following Pac’s speech, Snoop Dogg offered a few words of his own on voting. He spoke on representing one’s community through voting.

Snoop and MC Hammer

“It’s our voice that means something,” Snoop said. “It’s all on us. If we don’t speak ain’t nobody gonna speak for us. They gon’ speak against, so we got to speak up. As a rapper. As a brother from the community. Somebody who is intact with what y’all feel and with what y’all go through. I’m one of the main voices saying that I’m with getting out here, voting. And getting y’all to get out there and vote. And be about what you about cause y’all community is you.”

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Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” Earns Diamond Certification From RIAA

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by ANDRES TARDIO

Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” goes ten times platinum 18 years after its release.

Tupac’s 1996 album, All Eyez On Me, has earned diamond certification, according to the RIAA.

The album, which features “California Love (Remix),” “How Do U Want It,” “Life Goes On” and “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” among other hits, has gone 10 times platinum 18 years after its initial release.

When it was released, All Eyez On Me earned less than perfect reviews. Rolling Stone awarded the album a 3 out of 5. “Even as a garden-variety thug, 2Pac shows more skill than most,” Rolling Stone said at the time. “He deserves to have all eyes — and ears — on him.”

Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B+. “Shakur has often made more compelling courtroom appearances (and movies) than records, but All Eyez on Me changes that dramatically,” EW said at the time. “Shakur belongs on Death Row — the rap hit-factory label, that is, which is also home to Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg. With a slew of producers, including Dre and nearly a dozen disciples of his g-funk sound, the album swings nonstop for over two rambunctious hours.”

In 2006, HipHopDX called All Eyez On Me Tupac’s definitive album.

“More than any of his other efforts, ‘Pac contradicted himself like crazy here,” HipHopDX said at the time. “But it was those contradictions within himself that made him the icon that he is today. Hip Hop has always been about the good, the bad and the ugly and Pac showed us the full the spectrum here. To this day is remains his definitive work.”

 

 

Check out the All Eyez On Me Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Eyez_on_Me