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Tupac Shakur, the first solo rap artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Tupac Shakur would become the first hip-hop artist inducted in the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is his first year of eligibility. Recognized as one of the greatest and influential rappers of all-time, 2Pac was the blueprint of the 1990s gangsta rap with his swag, bravado and emotion-filled lyrics. His charisma and style earned him millions of fans worldwide. Both an artist and movie star, Tupac Shakur is a cultural icon that continues to inspire people not only in the inner city, but all walks of life.

Today, Tupac Shakur has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musical artists of all-time.

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