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Tupac Shakur, photographed in New York on Nov. 29, 1994. New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Rapper Tupac Shakur arrives at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 4, 1996. Todd Plitt/AP hide caption

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Episode 17: Why Do We Still Care About Tupac?

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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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"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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Since his murder in 1996, Afeni Shakur has worked tirelessly to preserve Tupac's legacy. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Reflections On Tupac From Afeni Shakur

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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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What Did Sean 'Puffy' Combs Know?

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Growing Tupac's Legacy, 10 Years After His Death

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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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Matt Barnes goes up for the dunk at a January game against the Utah Jazz. Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pre-Game Songs That Send Matt Barnes Soaring

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