Another day has passed and music has lost another great spirit. More than just the mother of Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur Davis served as an activist for the Black Panthers and her work in philanthropy saw her dedicate her life and vision to the arts by starting the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to help save children who were struggling as a product of their environment.
An incredibly inspirational figure in her son’s music, you can hear the support on “Dear Mama” as Pac raps her love despite some of her choices a young, single mother. Most recently giving the green-light to film a biopic about her son titled “All Eyez on Me,” Afeni’s support and blessing were able to see the end of filming before her passing on Monday night in Marin County, California.
Her compassion and vision will be missed forever.
You can listen to Sway’s last interview with Tupac below.