Maya Angelou's Life in Music

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Still I Rise

In 1993, Maya appeared in the film Poetic Justice with Tupac Shakur and had a heart-to-heart with the MC, which brought him to tears after she checked him on some improper language and behavior. Her impact was definitely felt as his posthumous group album with The Outlawz was entitled Still I Rise, taking a page from Maya's famous poem of the same name.

(Photos from Left: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, Edward A. Hausner/New York Times/Getty Images)

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