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East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Place of Death
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Rapper Shot In Las Vegas Drive-By.
Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap, G-Funk, Hardcore Rap
Angst-Ridden, Cathartic, Rebellious, Thuggish, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Angry, Earnest, Confident, Brash, Wistful, Swaggering, Rowdy, Intense, Harsh, Reflective, Reckless, Fiery, Menacing, Sleazy, Brooding
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Composer
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Profile Bio Text
Born in Brooklyn under the name Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac Shakur received the name with which he came to be known to the world from his mother (Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur) in tribute to Incan revolutionary Tupac Amaru. His biological father had separated from his mother before his birth, and his stepfather was imprisoned for armored car robbery when he was two years old, leaving his family to struggle frequently under conditions of extreme poverty. While a teenager in Baltimore, Tupac developed an interest in performance; eventually he managed to gain entrance to The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he studied acting and ballet. Before he could complete his education, however, he was forced to relocate to California.
While on the streets of Oakland, Shakur drifted into the gang life, accumulating a criminal record with eight arrests by the beginning of his twenties. In a more constructive vein, he began to developing the skills as a rapper he had first started to explore during his years in Baltimore. By 1991 he had landed a job as a dancer and roadie for the group Digital Underground, later making his recording debut on their This Is An EP Release; but by the end of the year a successful solo career was already underway with the release of 2Pacalypse Now. The following year his acting ambitions were realized through a prominent role in the hip-hop film Juice.
Both of his careers were to significant strides forward in the next couple of years: his second release, Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.Z., reached #4 on the R&B charts and would eventually become his first platinum record, while a starring role opposite Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice (1993) extended his popularity further into the mainstream. His criminal record also made some strides forward: a assault charge brought by director Allen Hughes in 1993 resulted in a 15 day jail term in 1994, followed by a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for sexual assault later that same year. Around the time of the latter conviction, Shakur was robbed and shot in the lobby of a recording studio.
At start of 1995, while his release Me Against The World was dominating the pop and R&B charts, the rapper was busy serving the first eight months of his sentence. A 1.4 million dollar bond secured his parole, and work was started on his first album for Death Row Records, All Eyez on Me (1996). This double-record set brought his popularity to a new peak, again topping both the pop and R&B charts and quickly earning multi-platinum status. His acting profile was also being expanded by work in the feature films Bullet (1996), Gridlock`d (1997), and Gang Related (1997). Shakur would not live to see the results of the last two films, however: in what is suspected to be the culmination of a feud with rapper Notorious B.I.G., he was shot four times while in a car outside a Las Vegas hotel, eventually dying in the hospital after spending 6 days in a coma. Various other theories have also been put forward as to the motive behind his killing.
Father: William Garland
Mother: Afeni Shakur
Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur (half sister)
Brother: Maurice (Mopreme) Harding (musician)
Wife: Keisha Morris (m. 29-Apr-1995, div.)
Girlfriend: Jada Pinkett Smith (dated in high school)
Girlfriend: Kidida Jones
Couple Profile Source
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (Transferred)
www.hitemup.com, www.alleyezonme.com, malavelibranded.com, www.tupacfans.com
Maurice Mopreme Harding (Half Brother)
Sekyiwa Shakur (Half Sister)
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Tupac Amaru Shakur (TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to have been one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time.
Full Name at Birth
Lesane Parish Crooks
Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist
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Music Profile Complete
Baltimore School For The Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (Dropped Out), Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, California, United States (1989)
Interscope Records, (1991–1996), Death Row Records, (1995/1996)
Outlawz, Thug Life, Danny Boy, Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, Johnny "J", Ice Cube, Nate Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Stretch, Suge Knight
Interscope Records (1991–1995), Death Row Records (1995–1996)
Ice T, Tha Dogg Pound
Interscope (1991–1995), Death Row (1995–1996), Makaveli Records
K-Ci & JoJo, Eminem
Interscope (1991–95), Death Row (1995–96), Makaveli (1996)
E-40, Goodie Mob, Scarface, Richie Rich, Boot Camp Clik, Spice 1, MC Hammer, Michel'le, MC Breed, Above the Law, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Lay, Too Short, Lady Of Rage, Daz Dillinger
1987 (1987)–1996 (1996)
The Dogg Pound, The Notorious B.I.G, Treach
Interscope, Death Row
Keyshia Cole, Snoop Doggy Dogg
1989 – 1996
Out Da Gutta, Makaveli, Amaru
Wiki Bio Text
Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, and activist. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest 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 resistance and activism against inequality.
Shakur was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City but relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He later 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... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995). Later that year, after suffering legal troubles and a robbery and shooting, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996) later became one of the best-selling albums in the United States. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. The Notorious B.I.G., Shakur's friend turned rival, was at first considered a suspect, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting several months later. Five more albums have been released since his death, all of which have been certified Platinum.
Outside music, Shakur also gained considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice (1992), Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993), Ezekiel in Gridlock'd (1997), and Jake in Gang Related (1997), all garnering praise from critics.
Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2010, Shakur was inducted to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. In 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in the list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Cremated, Ashes scattered