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"NFTs gave my pictures of Tupac’s first record release party a second life"

FORTUNE

"I ran into Tupac at the Pig & Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard and recognized him right away. He was starting his career as a rap artist after being a backup dancer for the Oakland-based rap group Digital Underground. His record release party for his legendary album 2Pacalypse Now was that night. He bought one of my magazines and invited me to the party."

 

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ROLLING STONE

“[W]hen you look at these photos you can see it in his eyes: the determination, the passion, the swagger, the shine,” Dotson said. “These photos show a side of the man not many people got to see. This ‘Pac wasn’t covered in jewels and Versace; this ‘Pac was humble and hungry. He knew what he going for on stage that night, and that was to become the legend that he is.”

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PR NewsWire

"As a former managing editor at Kronick Magazine, Lawrence "Loupy D" Dotson captured some of the biggest names in hip-hop during the "Golden Era" of this genre, including Tupac. Loupy D is now releasing an exclusive collection of his Tupac photographs as Phygital art. In addition to collecting the NFT, each purchaser will receive the original negative, allowing collectors to own a piece of hip-hop history and explore the intersection of digital and physical art."

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HotNewHipHop

“The atmosphere was hyped,” Loupy D recalled concerning the late legend's 1992 performance. “The crowd was loving it. He put on a show. He wasn’t just a rapper, he was a performer, he had a theater background. Tupac knew he had to engage the crowd.”

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HipHopDX

“The atmosphere was hyped,” Loupy D recalled concerning the late legend's 1992 performance. “The crowd was loving it. He put on a show. He wasn’t just a rapper, he was a performer, he had a theater background. Tupac knew he had to engage the crowd.”

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Rock The Bells

"The never-before-seen photo collection, called “2Pacalypse92,” is from Prince’s Glam Slam West nightclub in Minneapolis. The collection, shot by Lawrence "Loupy D" Dotson, includes 17 photos. Each NFT will also come with its own original negative."

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Seize the Moment Podcast

"Loupy D (Lawrence E. Dotson) is a writer, photographer, and NFT Creator and Collector. He took photos of the late great Tupac Shakur and in the time he spent as a journalist, he interviewed Biggie Smalls, the Wutang Clan, Three 6 Mafia, Cash Money and others, and he was the managing editor at Kronick Magazine, one of the most well known and successful hip hop indie magazines for 10 years."  

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