Tupac Remembered In "Vibe"
August 5 [16:00 EDT] -- The editors of "Vibe"
magazine will commemorate the first anniversary of Tupac
Shakur's death with a hard-cover collection of essay and
photo portraits of the late rapper.
The book, from Crown Publishers, features color and
black-and-white shots of Shakur, as well as "Vibe"
stories from past issues that chronicle the rapper's life and
untimely death. Among the works included in the edition,
simply titled "Tupac Shakur," are stories that
profile his childhood, an interview conducted while Shakur
was in Rikers Island Prison, and his brief time on top of the
rap world while on Death Row Records.
The volume also offers a foreword from legendary producer
and ³Vibe² publisher Quincy Jones, as well as tributes by
Chuck D and directors John Singleton and Ernest Dickerson.
"Tupac Shakur," which will carry the suggested
retail price of $25.95, should hit book stores by September
13, exactly one year after Tupac died of gunshot wounds in a
Las Vegas hospital.