The murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G continue to cast a dark and suffocating shadow over Hip-Hop culture. Some would say that rap music has been in a state of stunted growth since their untimely passing, unable to grow or evolve. Indeed, rap fans that grew up during that era have a hard time letting go of its two biggest icons. For us, September 13th, 1996 and March 9th, 1997 remain two of the darkest days in Hip-Hop’s 39 year history. The only way this perpetual mourning period will ever truly be over is if someone at long last uncovers and releases the truth.
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