In Marin / FYI
THE LEGAC Y OF rapper Tupac Shakur has many geographic touch points. The first is New York City, where Shakur was born in 1971.
On the 23rd anniversary of
his September 13 death, we
look at the rapper’s short
but meaningful time as a Bay
Area resident. BY ZACK RUSKIN
Then there’s the most famous, Los Angeles,
where the West Coast hip-hop icon resided
during his tragically short reign as one of
the world’s greatest living rappers. Sadly,
Shakur’s legacy will also hover over Las Vegas,
the site of his as yet unsolved 1996 murder.
By comparison, the time Shakur spent in
Marin City may seem like a footnote. When
it comes to Tupac, however, no aspect of his
story should be considered insignificant.
While few other vocal recording artists have