Photo by Christian San Jose for Top Dawg Entertainment

Photo by Christian San Jose for Top Dawg Entertainment

Today is the 19th anniversary of the tragic and untimely passing of Tupac Shakur, and to commemorate a dedication from Kendrick Lamar has been shared on Shakur’s official website. Lamar is one of today’s artists who is most influenced and inspired by Tupac, and his tribute touches on his brief interaction with the legend as an eight-year-old.

Read Kendrick’s message below and watch his stunning medley on Late Show With Stephen Colbert here.

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