I’m writing this article thanks to a press release from The Vox Agency regarding Tupac Shakur. Our memories will last forever about the beloved Tupac as the 25th anniversary of his murder is coming up on September 7, 1996. Well on Wednesday, September 1, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be a discussion with American rapper Chuck D and others as they explore the events that led to the musician’s death, and the controversies that followed and Shakur’s cultural legacy. The event is called, “One Night in Las Vegas: The 25th Anniversary of the Tupac Shakur Murder”
The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is hosting a special program marking the 25th anniversary of the murder of iconic rap star Tupac Shakur. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will include a discussion with American rapper Chuck D and others as they explore the events that led to the musician’s death, the controversies that followed and Shakur’s cultural legacy. They’ll hold the event in the Mob Museum’s historic courtroom on the second floor.
Tickets are available for $75 and that includes the opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet with all panelists prior to the program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here. Museum Members receive a 10 percent discount.
Participants in the special program include:
- Chuck D, leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. He was pivotal in advancing hip-hop lyrics and the art of rapping. Chuck D will discuss Shakur’s cultural legacy and the impact of his death.
- E.D.I. Mean, an original member of the Outlawz. The hip-hop group was formed by Shakur just months before his death. On the night of the shooting, E.D.I. was in the car traveling behind Shakur.
- Stephanie Frederic, a journalist and film producer. She has worked on several films, including the Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” and the A&E documentary series “Who Killed Tupac?” Before his death, Frederic conducted an exclusive interview with Orlando Anderson, who was the primary suspect in the Shakur murder investigation.
- Greg McCurdy, public information officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the time of Shakur’s death. McCurdy, now a retired assistant sheriff, brings a local perspective to the conversation.