Yesterday (September 13) marked the 19th anniversary of the day we lost one of the greatest voices in hip hop.
As we reported to you last month, the Estate of Tupac Shakur would give artists a chance to honor the late rapper. The Tupac digital art gallery was held as a contest. Fans submitted their original artwork of Tupac and the family selected 20 pieces from artists that were featured on the rapper’s Twitter and Instagram pages yesterday during the anniversary.
The artists came from the states of California, New York, Delaware, Nevada, Colorado, and Florida, and the countries of England and Australia.
The art featured various portraits of the rapper. Some are colorful and some are black and white. One has the lyrics from “Ghetto Gospel” written around his face.
Another image shows the rapper imposed on a book cover for Niccoló Machiavelli’s The Prince. Tupac called himself “Makaveli” after reading the Italian philosopher’s works in prison.
Below are selected images from the gallery. Click here to view the entire collection.