"I think he knew from the very beginning, 'I have a very short window to live. I've got to create a body of work,'" writer Kevin Powell says of Tupac Shakur. Mark Peterson/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

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Tupac Shakur attends a New York club in 1994. The rapper died two years later, in September 1996. Steve Eichner/Getty Images hide caption

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Tough Love: Kwame Alexander Remembers Tupac

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Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice. Everett Collection / Rex USA hide caption

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20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

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Near the end of his headlining set at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival, Snoop Dogg (left) performed next to a hologram of the deceased Tupac Shakur. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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How That Tupac Hologram At Coachella Worked

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The Pre-Game Songs That Send Matt Barnes Soaring

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Newspaper Apologizes for Shakur Story

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'LA Times' Says Source for Tupac Story Is Phony

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What Did Sean 'Puffy' Combs Know?

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Tupac Statue a Laughing Matter?

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'Thug Life' and the Effect of Hip-Hop on Language

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