Tag: hip-hop

Damaged Petals: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

  On September 7, 1996, while stopped at a red light on the Las Vegas Strip, Tupac Shakur was shot numerous times. I was a high school junior at the time. Having already survived five […]

Damaged Petals: All Eyez On Me

Prison is not a healthy place. It changes every person it holds within its walls. Prison is likely one of the reasons the follow-up to Tupac’s most personal work is its antithesis: an album full […]

Damaged Petals: Me Against The World

The year 1994 was the most chaotic in Pac’s public life. On the plus side, he was already one of the biggest rappers of the era. His starring role in Above The Rim elevated his […]

Damaged Petals: Thug Life: Volume 1

The year was 1994. The rap world had absorbed Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. for a year in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Riots. It was time for new 2Pac music but it didn’t arrive […]

Damaged Petals: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

One year after Tupac’s debut album, Los Angeles was forever changed. In 1992, the City of Angels witnessed the revolution Shakur warned about as the weeklong riots devastated the city. It was an uprising of […]

Damaged Petals: 2Pacalypse Now

Tupac Shakur earned his stripes as a roadie and dancer for Digitial Underground. He got his first big break as a rapper with the group on the single, “Same Song.” While this was all happening, […]