Two more gangsta rap fans are demanding their town commemorate their hip hop hero.Oh, the floodgates are now open!
The fans, who gave their names as Neil Whitemore, 40, Graham Staines, 37, want a plaque in Lancing in memory of rapper Tupac Shakur.
It comes after a bench in honour of fellow gangsta rap star Eazy-E was installed in Newhaven, following a £1,500 fundraiser.Well, lads, there's your target. How are you doing?
So far, the Lancing pair have raised £20 for a small plaque to be fixed to an existing bench in Monks Recreation Ground.LOL!
Mr Staines said: “Tupac was taken from us too soon over 5,000 miles away in Las Vegas.
“When he died, a little bit of Lancing died too.
“The one in Newhaven is too shiny and new and doesn’t represent the struggle of a young African American male in the late 1980s and early 1990s.”I'm sensing...parody, here. Is it just me?
He was murdered in 1996, aged 25, amid the notorious East Coast/West Coast hip hop rivalry.
The Lancing fans are hoping to avoid reigniting similar tensions between their town, in West sussex, and Newhaven, in East Sussex.
Mr Whitemore said: “Music is something that keeps us together, but in other cases, it actually divides us.
“I just hope Newhaven and Lancing can get along, I mean, no blood has to be spilled over this.”Yup! Thought so. Cunning wheeze, lads.
A Lancing Parish council spokeswoman, who “actually has heard of Tupac” but “doesn’t know how”, believes the campaign will be rejected.Well, it's been more amusing than most stuff in the local rag...