Tupac Shakur to James Baldwin

1. Tupac Shakur to Jada Pinkett Smith

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There is no measurement to how much of an impact Tupac Shakur had and continues to have on not only hip-hop culture but society as a whole. The rapper/actor who had his life cut short in his 20′s, managed to spawn endless music which spoke on the injustices in his community, shadowed family issues and other key aspects of poverty many Americans were not aware of.

Even though they never got it on and popping, Pac and actress Jada Pinkett Smith‘s relationship dates back to the pre-fame days. Pinkett attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she developed an ever-lasting friendship with fellow classmate 2Pac. Back in 2006, Jada donated $1 million to their school in Pac’s memory.

Who’s Next: Jada Pinkett Smith