Tonight is the premiere event of the two-part miniseries Bonnie & Clyde starring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch simulcast on three different networks (History, A&E, and Lifetime). In honor of the story of America’s most notorious outlaw couple being retold on the small screen, I thought I might gather together some of the best musical tributes to Bonnie & Clyde from over the nearly eight decades since they went on their headline-grabbing crime spree that lasted for years before both were shot and killed in an ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934.
Current Category: Tupac Shakur
Controversial singer Miley Cyrus did not disappoint as she arrived on the red carpet at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards wearing a very revealing backless minidress featuring the faces of gunned-down rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur that included the written message, “Please Stop Violence.” Keep reading to see photos of her on the red carpet and watch videos of both of her EMA performances as well as her acceptance speech after winning the award for Best Video, during which she pulled a joint out of her purse and lit it up in celebration.
Tupac Shakur’s godmother has been placed on the FBI’s Most-Wanted Terrorists list, becoming the first woman added to the list and only the second domestic terrorist. Joanne Deborah Chesimard, now known as Assata Shakur, was convicted in 1977 of the murder of state trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. After her conviction, she escaped prison in 1979 and eventually fled to Cuba where she was granted political asylum in 1984. Chesimard’s brother was the stepfather of late American rapper Tupac Shakur. Find out what the reward is currently for Shakur and why her attorney at the time, now a professor at Rutgers scoffs at her addition to the list.
The 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival features an impressive lineup that includes Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre, Bon Iver, and Florence and the Machine. But, the artist who stole the show over the weekend was a surprise performer – a surprise not only because he wasn’t on the billing, but because he’s been dead for over 15 years! Rapper Tupac Shakur made the ultimate gangsta move by coming back from the dead to perform a couple songs for a stunned audience, including a duet with Snoop Dogg on “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted!” Keep reading for a video and photos of the performances!
Rihanna (might have) gotten a tattoo homage to fallen ’90s rapper Tupac Shakur. Click to see.
In a song by the late rap legend Tupac Shakur called “Black Jesuz” he said, “Last wishes n**gas, smoke my ashes.” Well the members of The Outlawz, a band that Tupac formed took that request to heart by smoking his ashes and, “some of that great-granddaddy California kush” in a beach side ceremony attended by Tupac’s family. See the video of The Outlawz as they reminisce about that day.