It’s been 20 years to the day since Tupac Shakur died, which means that many of you reading this post were still in diapers when it happened. To Generation Z, Pac is little more than a dead legend they’ve heard their slightly older relatives (especially the ones on the West Coast) get into heated arguments about. Well, while many agree that Pac wasn’t exactly the GOAT of his generation, he undoubtedly has a lasting power that many of his contemporaries — even the more lyrically gifted — didn’t.
Here are three reasons Tupac’s music has stood the test of time. If you don’t know, now you know.