Tupac Shakur Speaks On Getting Shot At Quad Studio!

This past August marked the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Source Awards, an event many believe changed rap forever. Besides OutKast letting the world know that “the south got something to say,” the award show turned a simmering feud between Death Row Records and Bad Boy Records into a full-fledged beef. Very few people know the turmoil that erupted between 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. better than Kevin Powell. A political activist, author, and journalist who first became known as a cast member on the original season of MTV’s The Real World , Powell made perhaps his biggest impact as a senior writer for VIBE magazine in the mid-’90s. It was there that he had the opportunity to chronicle the life and career of Tupac Shakur. He penned three highly acclaimed cover stories about the enigmatic superstar. including one based around an interview conducted when Pac was locked up on Rikers Island.

Exclusive: Tupac Shakur Interview from Rikers Island in 1995