Published on April 9th, 2012 | by TRI Staff0
Tupac to Give Commencement Address at USC Posthumously
COMPTON – Following Lil B and GZA’s recent announcements to speak at NYU, Cornell and other universities, Tupac Shakur posthumously released a statement today announcing a speech at USC this coming May.
The late rapper, killed in Las Vegas in 1996, noted that his speech would be entitled: “The Power of Social Media in Today’s Globalizing World” and would focus on the role of Facebook and Twitter in revolutionizing contemporary music, relationships and politics.
Afeni Shakur, the artist’s mother, says that Tupac took great interest in social media before he was killed 15 years ago—especially its power in organizing the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. She confirms that that she discovered the lecture among a collection of recently-found archives in the family’s new home.
Tupac, in an interview conducted last week—recorded before his death—noted his excitement: “It’s been over a decade since I was last back in my hood, and I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity than to speak in the newly revitalized and gentrified downtown Los Angeles.”
Sources have also confirmed that The Notorious BIG will be speaking at Columbia University posthumously about the importance of good recommendations on LinkedIn when attempting to enter the crack-cocaine job market. The expected appearance is raising fears that a coastal academic feud may end in posthumous bloodshed.