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Rapper Tupac Shakur’s legacy lives on

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Aired 4/19/09

 Why is Tupac Shakur’s iconic status continuing to grow a decade after his death? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Danyel Smith, editor-in-chief of Vibe magazine, and journalist Adisa Banjoko about the life and legacy of Tupac. We also speak with Professor Patricia Turner about why some of the rapper’s fans still believe he is alive.

 

Guests:

  • Danyel Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Vibe Vixen magazines.
  • Adisa Banjoko, Is a lecturer and freelance journalist, known as the “Bishop of Hip-Hop.” He is author of Lyrical Swords, Volume 1 and 2.
  • Patricia Turner, Professor of African-American Studies at UC-Davis. She is author of I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture .

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