Music

A Never-Before-Seen Picture of Nas & Tupac From 1993 Was Just Unearthed

You’ve seen the picture.

The Notorious B.I.G., wearing a Morehouse shirt, standing next to Tupac and Redman who are both sticking up their respective middle finger. It was a photo captured at the Palladium on July 23, 1993. And it’s one of two Tupac and Biggie pictures that exist.

WATCH: The First Trailer For Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.

It turns out there was another legendary rapper at the Palladium that night: Nas. On Tuesday morning, an Instagram account called Contact High Project posted a number of never-before-seen pictures from that night. One of the pictures featured Nas posting with future foe Tupac.

READ: Nas on President Donald Trump: “We All Know a Racist is in Office”

Now, to put it in some context: in 1993 Nas hadn’t dropped Illmatic yet, while Tupac has released his sophomore album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… earlier in the year.

(On another note: Another picture displayed was one of Redman and Biggie hugging.)

So where did the pics come from? They were taken by legendary rap photographer Al Pereira, and were featured on a contact sheet from the show.

Apparently Pereira is getting ready to drop a book using some of his more iconic shots.

After the photo started spreading, Nas dedicated a number of posts toward the lost photo on his Instagram:

If only IG was around in the ’90s.

Source: Instagram 

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Dimas Sanfiorenzo is the Managing Editor for Okayplayer. He specializes in coverage centered around music, pop culture, and politics. Email: Dimas@okayplayer.com

Share
Published by
Dimas Sanfiorenzo
Tags: Hip-hopNas

Recent Posts

Grammy Predictions 2023: Our Guesses at Who’ll Win the Big Four (And Other Categories)

Will Beyoncé win over Adele? Will Steve Lacy have his breakout moment? Will Kendrick have… Read More

February 2, 2023

John Singleton Left Behind a 2Pac Painting From ‘Baby Boy’ Worth $75K

Featured in 2001 John Singleton-directed drama film Baby Boy, a mural painting of the late… Read More

February 2, 2023

‘Fast X,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Transformers’ Trailers to Air During Super Bowl

Trailers for forthcoming action films will air during the Super Bowl LVII, including Ant-Man and… Read More

February 2, 2023

After Reaching 75 Billion Streams on Spotify, Drake Proposes That Artists ‘Should Get Bonuses’

Drake, Her Loss artist and recent Apollo Theater headliner, said that artists 'should get bonuses'… Read More

February 2, 2023

Jon Stewart Slams Media For ‘Salivating’ Over Tyre Nichols Footage

Jon Stewart and writer/comedian Kasaun Wilson recently discussed how the death of Tyre Nichols has… Read More

February 2, 2023

Jordan Peele Talks About Why He Didn’t Pursue Live-Action ‘Akira’ Remake

While on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Jordan Peele reflected on his decision not to… Read More

February 2, 2023