Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tupac Shot Glasses aka The Best Birthday Present EVER

Is the best birthday gift ever, or WHAT?

Rachel, one of my ultimate BFF's from high school and beyond, sent me this set of Tupac shot glasses as a belated birthday gift. This "shooter set" contains four glasses, appropriate enough since Tupac's death was the result of being shot four times after a boxing match in Las Vegas: once in the chest, pelvis, his right hand and thigh. Whoever licenses this is either a genius or a complete idiot.

We were huge Tupac fans in high school and I can vividly remember listening to Hit 'Em Up in Rachel's room while getting ready for the club and going completely apeshit over the darts he was throwing at Biggie and Junior Mafia. The 90's will always be the epitome of rap music to me: the emerging dominance of West Coast rap, the ensuing beef between the East and the West and then the reclaiming of power by the Beast Coast. And, of course, the eventual birthing of Southern Rap. But no matter what, we were never not listening to Tupac. Strictly 4 My NIGGAZ, Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me, The Don Killuminati, R U Still Down? Reminiscing right now, I'm kind of surprised at just how many memories this die-hard East Coast chick has attached to these albums.

September 13, 2011, exactly three weeks from today, will be the 15th anniversary of Tupac's death. Pour out a little liquor out and then throw a shot back for your homie, y'all...

Looking for some of your very own? Well, then just check out eBay, ya dumby!

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