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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

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Also known as2Pac, Pac, Makaveli 
Tupac Shakur
tupac shakur
BornJune 16, 1971
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S.
OriginSan Francisco, California
height5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
DiedSeptember 13, 1996 (aged 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor, poet, activist
Years active1990–1996
LabelsInterscope Records
(1991–1996)
Death Row Records
(1995/1996)

Tupac Shakur biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. His albums have sold 38 million copies in the USA alone. Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.
His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems.
He gets 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery and, in 1995, a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan. After serving 8 months pending an appeal, Shakur was released from jail.

On Illuminati 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died after six days.

Facts

Shakur was born in East Harlem, New York, on June 16, 1971.

real name was Lesane Parish Crooks.

His Biological Father Is Billy Garland.

He attended Baltimore School for the Arts, where he took ballet classes.

In 1990, Shakur started his entertainment career as a backup dancer for The Digital Underground.

In November 1994, he was robbed and shot five times by a pair of muggers in the lobby of a New York recording studio. Tupac survived the attack, and afterwards frequently boasted of his durability in his lyrics.

According to Guiness Book of Records 2004, he is the highest selling rap/hip-hop artist selling over 67 million copies worldwide

His song "Hit 'Em Up", which Shakur considered a "classic battle record" is scathing attack on one-time friend Notorious BIG, Bad Boy Records, and Puff Daddy.

He was First music artist to have a #1 LP while being in jail

When he  died, less than $100,000 in the bank.

He Had been rapping since he was 18 years old (1989).



Albums

The Don Killuminati - The 3 Day Theory
Just The Way You Want It: California Love... …
Mo Thugs Records Presents: Wonder Why They Ca…
R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (Parental Advis…
Me Against The World
2pacalypse Now
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...
I Am (Feat. Biggie, Big Caz & E40) - Single
Thug Brothers (Collector's Edition)
Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Evolution: Duets And…
All Eyez On Me (Parental Advisory)
All Eyez On Me (Edited)
Nu-Mixx Klazzics
Live
2Pac Greatest Hits (Edited)
2Pac Greatest Hits (Parental Advisory)
Greatest Hits (Parental Advisory)
Live At The House Of Blues (Parental Advisory…
Tha Hall Of Game (Edited)
The Best Of 2Pac, Part 1: Thug (Edited)
The Best Of 2Pac, Part 1: Thug (Parental Advi…
The Best Of 2Pac, Part 2: Life (Parental Advi…
The Best Of 2Pac, Part 2: Life (Edited)
Too Late
Pac's Life (Edited)
Pac's Life (Parental Advisory)
Thug Life
Loyal To The Game (Parental Advisory)
Loyal To The Game (Edited)
2Pac & Friends
Resurrection (Edited)
Resurrection
Better Dayz (Parental Advisory)
Better Dayz (Edited Version)
Until The End Of Time (Edited)
Until The End Of Time (Parental Advisory)
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Still I Rise (Parental Advisory)
Still I Rise (Edited)
Day Of The Dead

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