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Tupac Shakur: Farewell to Arms

David Toop, Face, The, November 1996

Tupac Shakur was the rapper whose lyrics merged poetry with pain to make him an icon for America's doom generation. On September 13, at the height of a bitter rap rivalry, he was killed by an unknown gunman. Does his shooting mark the end of hope for hip hop?

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