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Tupac performing Live at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 1996.
| Background information
| Tupac Amaru Shakur
Also known as
| 2Pac, Makaveli, MC New York
| June 16, 1971
New York, New York, U.S.
| Marin City, California, U.S.
| September 13, 1996 (aged 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
| Hip hop
| Rapper, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist, writer
| Years active
| Interscope (1991-1996)
Death Row (1995-1996)
| Outlawz, Johnny "J", Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, Danny Boy, Big Syke, E-40,Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg,Young Noble, MC Breed, Above the Law, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Notorious B.I.G.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazinenamed him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, socialproblems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. Both of his parents and several other of his family members were members of the Black Panther Party. Shakur was involved in an East Coast–West Coast rivalry after a major feud with East Coast rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy Records. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the Southern Nevada University Medical Center, where he died six days later. Contents [hide] * 1 Life and career * 1.1 1971–1990: Early life and career beginnings * 1.2 1990–92: 2Pacalypse Now, police brutality and shooting in Marin City * 1.3 1993: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., rape charge and shooting in Atlanta * 1.4 1994: Thug Life, Thug Life: Volume 1 and November shooting * 1.5 1995: Prison sentence, Me Against the World and bail * 1.6 1996: All Eyez on Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory * 2 Death * 3 Aftermath * 3.1 Murder case * 4 Artistry * 4.1 Influences and musical style * 5 Other ventures * 5.1 Death Row Records * 5.2 Outlawz * 5.3 Acting career * 6 Personal life * 7 Accolades * 7.1 Legacy * 7.2 Library of Congress * 7.3 Honors * 8 Discography * 8.1 Studio albums * 8.2 Posthumous solo albums * 8.3 Collaboration albums * 8.4 Posthumous collaboration albums * 8.5 Compilation albums * 9 Filmography * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 Sources * 13 External links
Life and career
1971–1990: Early life and career beginnings
East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, where Shakur was born Shakur was born on June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City. He was named after Túpac Amaru, a Peruvian revolutionary who led an indigenous uprising against Spain and was subsequently executed. His mother, Afeni Shakur, and his father, Billy Garland, were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The infant boy was born a month after his mother was acquitted of more than 150 charges of "Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" in the New York "Panther 21" court case. Although unconfirmed by the Shakur family, several sources (including the official coroner's report) list his...
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