Male Gaze: Tupac’s Six-Pack

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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990:  Photo of Tupac Shakur.
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Tupac Shakur. Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

You don't have to be in the rap game to appreciate one of Tupac Amaru Shakur's most memorable characteristics: his toned, tattooed torso. True, he's sold over 75 million albums, making him one of the world's best-selling recording artists, but we would have liked him if he never made it big. Frequently shirtless, he looked best wearing a bandana, with his boxers peaking out from his low-hung jeans. Enjoy this shot of the world's most famous thug performing in 1990 (and click on the image to see the pager in his pocket!). Now get on the floor and do a set of hundreds.