Tupac is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. He was raised by Black Panthers and is known as a symbol of activism and resistance. He was shot and killed in 1996, the case went unsolved and is a mystery still to this day. There are many theories about Tupac's murder, even some suggesting he's still alive out there somewhere. After his passing, 5 albums of his pre-recorded music were released (all of which went platinum) and he was inducted as the first solo rapper into the Hall of Fame.