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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur What is a thug? Many people consider a thug to be some big gangster- who sells drugs, has been in trouble with the law, is rebellious, etc. According to Tupac Shakur, the term "thug" means the underdog, not a criminal or someone who is going to hit you over the head in the street- as the media portrays the word (Shakur 122). Even though the images of some rappers seem to send the wrong messages, Tupac's songs are where his real messages are. If people would listen to the words...

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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 - 1996 DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortalz/Outlawz Aliases: MC New York, 2Pac, Makaveli...

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Biography Tupac Shakur

Running head: Tupac Shakur Biography Tupac Shakur Veronica Hernandez 11/26/2012 Tupac Shakur demonstrates the power of words weather it was through the rap game that made him a musical icon or the poems that he wrote in his private moments. Born in Brooklyn, NY later moved to California where he grew a huge fan base because of his career in rapping and also worked as an actor. During his career he became entangled in a dispute against East Coast and West Coast rappers, he was...

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Rap - Tupac Shakur

alot of base. Some of the most famous rappers include, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls (Notorious B.I.G) Nas, Jay-Z and Eminem. Old School Rap is basically words with a beat, basically telling a story, mostly about life or struggle, some rap is also about love, but most is about life. But, New Rap is mostly about Money, Sex and Fame. This is one reason why most people prefer Old School Rap over New Rap. Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur (Stage name 2Pac or Makaveli) is an American Old School...

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Tupac Shakur - Turning Struggles Into Success

Tupac Shakur – Turning Struggles into Success Violent lyrics, a bad-boy image, and a long criminal record are what attracted and connected millions of young adults to the now legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Tupac was a man of contradictions; for example, his music degraded and also praised strong women. Tupac Shakur rapped about problems that inner-city black Americans could relate to, along with his legal and personal drama; you could not get away from Tupac in the 1990’s. From the womb to the...

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Protest Music Tupac Shakur

The Role of Protest Music The harmonious song Changes was written by Tupac Shakur. Changes was written during his tenure with Interscope records in 1992. It was produced by Deon Evans, who had worked with Shakur on various other songs. After the tragic shooting death of Tupac, the song was remixed with the song That’s The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby. Shakur was notorious for rapping on the unjust that was going on in America during the late 1980s and early 1990s. This song had such a great impact...

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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive

Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac's allies, many of them bodyguards....

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Tupac Shakur: a Hip Hop Inspiration

Tupac Shakur: A Hip-Hop Inspiration Music is a cultural journal that expresses the realities and emotions of life in a poetic way. For the African American culture, music has always been a statement for many controversial topics such as racism, religion, politics, education, crime, and violence. In the 1990’s, Hip-Hop became the newest cultural and artistic voice for the African American population. Genres such as jazz, blues, rock-n-roll, and gospel that once dominated the musical culture...

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Hail Mary by Tupac Shakur A literary Analysis

 Hail Mary by Tupac Shakur A literary Analysis The song “Hail Mary” by Tupac Shakur has sparked continued interest and attracted much criticism. Tupac’s application of the eternal theme of the struggle between good and evil to the cycle of prey vs. predator that is showcased in “Hail Mary” is unique and incorporates heart, mind, body and soul. Tupac explores the catch 22 of falling prey to evil if choosing to become a predator in order to survive, and shares the conflicting emotions...

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Tupac

Tupac Childhood Tupac Amaru Shakur was born 16 June 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother Afeni Shakur was married with Billy Garland. 1971 she was sent to the Greenwich Village jail. In May 1971, she was freed from all charges and one month later Tupac was born. Although unconfirmed by the Shakur family, several sources list his birth name as Lesane Parish Crooks. This name was supposedly entered on the birth certificate because Afeni feared...

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