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From The West Coast To West Africa: Tupac Murals Around the World

By Rachel George

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June 16th marks the birthday of one of hip-hop’s most influential rappers, Tupac Shakur, who had he not been fatally shot in the peak of his music career, would have turned 48 years old.

Tupac was amongst an era of rap music that gave us food for thought. Songs like “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” “Dear Mama,” and “Keep Ya Head Up” made us think about black empowerment, police brutality, political agendas and growing up in the hood.

23 years following his untimely death, Tupac’s impact on music is still being felt around the world. His poetic style and complex, sometimes controversial, lyrics are what keeps fans listening to his music now and for another 23 years. To immortalize the rapper, murals across the globe have popped up in his honor. Here are some of the best.

Miami, FL – Wynwood Walls

Brixton, London Wall of Legends featuring Big L and Tupac

Toldeo, Ohio

Melrose, CA – The Magnolia Park

Fresno, CA Nipsey Hussle, Mac Dre and Tupac by Omar Huerta

San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Bolton, UK – InsideLevel Nightclub (Made with UV reactive paint)

North Hollywood, CAThe Pentagon LA

Los Angeles, CA

Sierra Leone

Los Angeles, CA

Melbourne, Australia by Robert Scholten

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

Sydney, Australia

Korea

Madrid, Spain

Sevilla, Spain

Capetown, South Africa

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