UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Tupac Shakur  (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Raymond Boyd

On this day in 1996, Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds he suffered six days prior in Las Vegas. Since then, his legend has only grown; nine posthumous albums were released, selling millions, and he's now regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Given his numerous personas and outsized personality, it's hard to believe the rapper was only 25 when he died. Yet in his brief life, he recorded constantly, leaving behind hundreds of songs that are still being unearthed to this day. While you check out these iconic photos of the rapper, remember one of the best to do it with our Essential Tupac Shakur Playlist.