Hip Hop artist NLE Choppa once again paid tribute to 2Pac with his “Picture Me Grappin” single and music video.
Featured on Choppa’s 2020 album “From Dark to Light“, the new single samples 2Pac’s “Picture Me Rolin” which appeared on Pac’s Death Row records debut album “All Eyez On Me”.
Directed by NLE Choppa, “Picture Me Grapin” emulates some of 2Pac’s classic music videos and moments such as; “Hit ‘Em Up”, “I Get Around” and the infamous moment where Shakur spit at news cameras.
The tribute video comes days after Choppa linked up with Karl Kani for a 1993 vintage throwback look. NLE Choppa took to his social media accounts late Monday night (January 18), where the “Shotta Flow” artist shared photos of himself imitating similar poses as 2Pac did back in 1993.
Twenty-eight years ago 2Pac linked up with Karl Kani helping the fashion designer from Brooklyn to showcase his brand on a mainstream level. In fact Shakur did not charge Kani as he participated in an advertisement photoshoot in Harlem.
In return 2Pac asked for only one favor. “He was like, ‘Yo I don’t charge my people for nothing’. He asked me, ‘Can you put Thug Life on some of the ads with me?’” Karl Kani gladly accepted as he retold the story on The Fat Joe Show.
With the help of photographer Johnnie, Choppa was able to recreate these photoshoots. Along with the photos shared on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, NLE Choppa also provided a quote from Shakur in his caption and wrote one of his own.
“Death Is Not The Greatest Loss In Life. The Greatest Loss Is What Dies Inside While Alive. Never Surrender -Tupac Amaru Shakur Hoping Love Approaches Now And Not When When The Person Diem. -NLE #2pac.”
Partial source: o4lonlinenetwork.com