Eminem's lovefest with Tupac continues.
This summer, a handwritten letter Shady wrote to Tupac's mom (which also included a pen sketching of the late emcee) was put on display at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Em takes another crack at Pac tribute in this month's Paper mag. An excerpt from the essay is below:
Regardless of how good a rapper someone is, it's easy for things to eventually get dated. But when you make songs like Tupac did, songs that feel like something, that feeling never goes away. I can put 'If I Die 2Nite' in and want to fight somebody the second it comes on. That's the kind of emotion he sparked. I could put 'Dear Mama; in and damn near be in tears. He was just so good at evoking emotions through songs and I picked up so much from that. Biggie had that as well. It was that same kind of thing... he was so good at putting the right words and music together. I would have a hard time believing that they didn't know what they were doing when they were putting certain words on certain chords of the beat. I would have a hard time believing that it was all accidental. It was true genius.Check out 'Dear Mama':