Detroit rap legend Eminem met with L.A. during a visit to Los Angeles earlier this week. Visited the museum exhibit of 2pac Shakur, a rap icon on Live.
During the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show, there were rumors that Tupac Shakur would be arriving via hologram, but even so, Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “California Love” performance brought him back. The Aftermath founder also provided a short piano rendition of “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” where Eminem knelt down.
He continued his 2Pac praise by visiting Wake Me When I’m Free. Wake Me When I’m Free is a museum experience dedicated to 2pac. Wake Me When I’m Free was also co-created with the property of Tupac Shakur. In this museum, you can explore the personal archives, legacy and contemporary art of the rap icon through unprecedented works.
This is what it says on their official website. “Delve [s] into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life,”.
“We wanted to create a memorable experience that will inspire you to be better than when you walked in, all while leaving you with the knowledge that he was a true revolutionary spirit,” said Creative Director Jeremy Hodges.
Wake Me When I’m Free Museum opened on January 21.
Eminem dived into his extensive collection of classic Hip Hop merchandise and also donned a 2Pacalaypse Now tee that hailed Tupac’s 1991 debut album. He has also expressed his admiration for Tupac in the past.
Eminem Wrote 2Pac Shakur’s Mother
“If I Die Tonight” from 2Pac’s 1995 album Me Against the World. “This is one of them songs by 2Pac that, to me, he was showing you, ‘I can write heartfelt shit and I can write lyrical, crazy shit, too.’
“You can’t just listen to Pac, you feel Pac. If you listen to him, you gonna feel him.”
The Detroit rapper even penned a handwritten letter to 2Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, stating in the letter;
“You have no idea how much your son and his music has inspired, not only the ‘Hip Hop ‘world, but, speaking for myself, has inspired my whole career.
He gave me the courage to stand up and say ‘F**k the world! This is who I am! And if you don’t like it, go f**k yourself!‘”