Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute To Tupac In Open Letter

blame it on JES7 September 13, 2015

Today marks 19 years since the untimely passing of one Tupac Amaru Shakur. And although his music has touched many, there is one person who does not let a day go by without letting the world know how appreciative he is of the life and legacy he left behind: Kendrick Lamar.

To show his eternal gratefulness and reverence, K Dot penned the following letter to Shakur, which was posted on

I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you. I couldn’t describe how I felt at that moment. So many emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness. 20 yrs later I understand exactly what that feeling was.


The people that you touched on that small intersection changed lives forever. I told myself I wanted to be a voice for man one day. Whoever knew I was speaking out loud for u to listen.
Thank you.