Tupac Shakur

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Date of Birth June 16, 1971
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Sep 13, 1996 (25)
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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality. Shakur was born in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, but relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1984 and then the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... and Me Against the World.

Born: Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971, New York City, U.S.
Died: September 13, 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Cause of death: Drive-by homicide (gunshot wounds)
Resting place: Cremated, ashes given to family
Other names: 2Pac, Pac, Makaveli, MC New York
Education: Tamalpais High School
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, actor
Years active: 1987–1996 (1996)
Partner(s): Kidada Jones (1996)
Parent(s): Afeni Shakur, Billy Garland
Relatives: Mutulu Shakur (step-father), Assata Shakur (step-aunt), Mopreme Shakur (step-brother), Kastro (cousin)
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About Tupac Shakur

Also known as 2Pac, he was one of the more notable figures in the 1990's East Coast - West Coast hip hop rivalry. He released four albums between 1991 and 1996, eventually selling over 75 million albums worldwide. He was killed in a drive-by shooting after watching a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tupac Shakur Before Fame

He played the role of Travis Younger in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, at the Apollo Theater.

Achievement of Tupac Shakur

He also performed under the stage name Makaveli. His song "Dear Mama" was added to the Library of Congress in 2010.

Tupac Shakur Family Life

He was married to Keisha Morris from 1995 to 1996.

Associations of Tupac Shakur

A hologram of his body performed alongside his former friends Dr. Dre. and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival in 2012.

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