This Day in History: Tupac Shakur Dies

September 13, 1996. The hip-hop star was shot in the passenger seat of a car while at a stoplight in Las Vegas on September 7. Sitting in the driver's seat next to Shakur was Death Row Records founder Marian "Suge" Knight. Knight was wounded in the exchange The drive-by shooting was the result of the infamous and violent hip-hop “East Coast vs. West Coast” rivalry.