Tupac Shakur is sadly no longer with us, despite the legend that he is living on an island with Elvis and Biggie. Pac’s legend remains and a new generation of rapper followed, and Fat Joe considers DaBaby this generation’s version of Tupac Shakur.

On October 12th, DaBaby shared an Instagram clip from Fat Joe’s appearance on Rap City in 2021. That episode aired prior to the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 5th. Host Tiger played a game of name association with Fat Joe and that resulted in some high praise for DaBaby.

When Tigger said Tupac Shakur, Fat Joe’s response took a few back. DaBaby obviously loved hearing it.

“I should know the Tupac one. I don’t know, it’s hard to be these guys. You be asking some crazy stuff. I would say DaBaby.”

DaBaby seems to pop up in headlines all the time, and for a lot of controversial reasons. Tupac would probably light up the tabloids and gossip websites today if he was still around to do his thing.

Dave Chappelle even got himself in a bit of trouble by even mentioning DaBaby in The Closer special. Chappelle was called a snitch for calling out DaBaby’s previous Walmart murder. Tupac never went that far, but maybe that is what helped encourage Fat Joe to make his comparison.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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