Yesterday, Sept. 13, marked the 19th year anniversary of the death of 2Pac. I cannot believe 1996 was so far away. Kendrick Lamar remembers 2Pac in a special tribute of kindred spirits.

In To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick discusses his spiritual relationship and interview with 2Pac.

Kendrick Lamar wrote this message to 2Pac on the anniversary of his death on the official 2Pac page.

I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you. I couldn't describe how I felt at that moment. So many emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness. 20 yrs later I understand exactly what that feeling was.

INSPIRED.

The people that you touched on that small intersection changed lives forever. I told myself I wanted to be a voice for man one day. Whoever knew I was speaking out loud for u to listen.

Thank you.
K.L.