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As we hit 20 years since the untimely passing of the legendary rapper, producer and actor Tupac Shakur, undoubtedly hip-hop buffs and fans of the poet take a moment of pause to remember what he means to each of us. As his legacy lives on relentlessly through his music, it will never cease to have an affect on his listeners.

Monie Love tells the touching story of receiving the news of Tupac’s death and immediately hopping on a flight to California in order to be present for any memorial or funeral service. Monie instead found herself in a slightly different kind of memorial service, which gave birth to inspiration for the name she gave her daughter eight months later. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive video from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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Monie Love Shares How Tupac Became The Inspiration For Her Daughter’s Name [VIDEO]  was originally published on