Happy Birthday Tupac: Rapper Would Have Been 43 Today

The Twitter Sphere is a buzz with remembrance for the late great Tupac Shakur. The popular rapper and actor would have been 43 today if not for being gunned down in 1996 by a still unknown gunman.

If Tupac was still alive today, would he be up in the rarefied atmosphere of Jay-Z and P Diddy? Perhaps he would have just made a bundle of cash with Dr. Dre on the sale of 'Beats' to Apple.

Tupac recently came into the news regarding a Broadway play entitled 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' (a play off of one of his hit songs). The play features Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins and Poetry lyricist Saul Williams.

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The out-pouring of love continues to grow on Twitter, and the influence of Tupac clearly is stronger than ever.

Tupac has become something of a legend since his death and seems to rise above the rest of the fallen rappers like Big Pun, Biggie Smalls, Gang Starr and Big L. Here are just a few of the remembrances of the fallen legend: