Rare Photos with 2pac, Ruff Ryders, Suge Knight & Irv Gotti Emerge

RIP Pac // Free Suge

Back in late 1995, Tupac Shakur was released from serving nearly a year in Clinton Correctional Facility. Upon immediately going out west, him and Suge Knight already had plans to take over the music game. With a blueprint already set in place with Snoop Dogg, Big Suge was looking to recruit talent from the east coast; beginning with The Lady of Rage a few years earlier.

DMX, who was on the verge of signing to Bad Boy, was flown out to LA with the Ruff Ryders and Irv Gotti. Out there, X spit for Dr. Dre and Death Row wanted to ink him to a deal. However, the Ruff Ryders declined the offer and started their own legendary movement the next year.

Dee and Wah, were also in talks with Suge and Dre before things went left to begin 1996. While the photos may have gone under the radar, we’ve never seen this rare Tupac picture until now and wanted to shed light on this special occasion. Take a look at the photos below.

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