The world portrayed Tupac Shakur as a thug due to his rowdy temper, his violent actions towards authority, and even down to his dirty lyrics towards women and gang violence.  But to his fans he was an activist, poet, actor, and most important of all he was a music icon.  With all that Mr. Shakur has given to us, it all came to an end on the night of September 13, 1996 where Shakur was shot several times and murdered in Las Vegas.

But there are questions being raised now on the subject of Shakur's death being real or fake. It started when people began to examine Tupac's autopsy photographs realizing that the photographs were fake.  Adding on to fuel was the fact of there being no records of any funeral arrangements for Shakur after his death.  And lastly people really want to know how can someone who died have so much unreleased music still being released today?

Everything became a bigger question mark after former CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, did an interview on the radio subliminally stating "Maybe Tupac isn't dead, maybe Tupac is still alive somewhere."  A statement like this isn't just something that should go over anyone's head, especially because of the close relationship Knight and Shakur had with one another.

Now let's go back into Tupac's career when he started to use the name "Makaveli."  Shakur explained this was a name he took and made his own and it originally came from a man by the name of Niccolo Machiavelli.  While in jail he told the reporter that he read a lot of books on Machiavelli while he was in prison and he gained a lot of knowledge from them.  For those who don't know Machiavelli faked his death at the age of 25 to fool his enemies and returned at the age of 43.  It's so ironic that the night of the murder of Tupac Shakur he was in fact 25 years old.  There are even subliminal messages in old Tupac lyrics where he's says "I will return like Jesus."  To end it all the year 2014 is the year Tupac Shakur would be 43 years old.  Can this actually be the return or can this turn out to be a fluke? So many questions to be answered we'll just have to patiently wait for this outcome.

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*WBLK Intern James Cook has contributed to this blog.