Skateboarder Tony Hawk has recently shared an exclusive and previously unreleased photograph featuring him alongside Tupac Shakur, the iconic rapper. On the 13th of August, Tony Hawk took to Instagram to upload this exceptional image, now viewable below, capturing a moment in which the skateboarder and ‘Pac posed together.
Hawk enthusiastically revealed that this photograph had only recently been rediscovered. In his caption accompanying the nostalgic snapshot, Hawk expressed, “My missing photo with Tupac. I attended the American Music Awards in 1994 because my sister was there performing with Michael Bolton.
While backstage, I saw Tupac standing alone, and I recognized him from Digital Underground (go listen to “Same Song” for context). His first album had not dropped yet, and nobody else seemed to notice him. I took a picture of him and Riley’s mom Cindy, and I thought she took one of him and me.”
He went on to reminisce, “This was in the era of point-and-shoot film cameras, so results were unreliable. Unfortunately, I never found the photo once the roll was developed. But thanks to modern technology and maestro digital artist @vemix, the image has materialized. And for the record: he was effusive and gracious during our brief encounter, more so than anyone else we met or bothered for pictures that night.”