“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”

Today marks the anniversary of Pac's passing at the age of 25, and 20 years later his legacy remains iconic and timeless. Everyday we are thankful for the work and energy he has left us with. He seems to almost be more powerful as time goes by. Being the perfect mix of street conscious, humble leader & bold yet vulnerable, Shakur reminds us of who we are, where we've come & where we need to go.

“We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don't ask me why, thank God, and ask me how.”

Both quotes are excerpts from The Rose That Grew From Concrete, a beautiful piece of work written by Tupac that poetically speaks on poignant issues still relevant today.

We could go on and on, but instead, lets take a moment for our fallen solider whose light continues to shine from the beyond.

We love you always, Pac.