|Birth name||Lesane William Parish Crooks|
|Also known as||2Pac, Pac, Makaveli|
|Date of birth||June 16, 1971 New York City - September 13,1996 Las Vegas U.s Aged(25)|
|Origin||East Harlem, Manhattan, New York|
City, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Hip-hop, Gangsta rap|
|Labels||Death Row, Interscope, Jive|
|Thug Life, Dramacydal, Outlawz|
Tupac Amaru Shakur (born June 16, 1971-Died September 13,1996), also known by his stage names Pac, 2Pac, or Makaveli, was an American rapper. In addition to his status as a top-selling recording artist, Shakur was a promising actor and a social activist. Most of Shakur's songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, problems in society, and conflicts with other rappers. Shakur's work is known for advocating political, economic, social and racial equality. Shakur was initially a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.
Shakur became the target of lawsuits and experienced other legal problems. He was later shot five times and robbed in the lobby of a recording studio in New York City. Following the event, Shakur grew suspicious that other figures in the rap industry had prior knowledge of the incident and did not warn him; the controversy helped spark the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur was later a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual abuse. After serving eleven months of his sentence, he was released from prison on an appeal financed by Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records. In exchange for Suge's assistance, Shakur agreed to release 3 albums under the Death Row label. On September 7,1996 Túpac was in Las Vegas during the mike Tyson fight when he got into a fight with a Southside crip in the mgm. Hours later Túpac was ambushed and was shot in a drive by with Suge where he was airlifted. Six days later Túpac was Pronounced dead at 25 from internal bleeding.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Studio album[edit | edit source]
- 1991: 2Pacalypse Now
- 1993: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
- 1995: Me Against the World
- 1996: All Eyez on Me
- 1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Posthumous albums[edit | edit source]
- 1997: R U Still Down?(Remember Me)
- 1999: Still I Rise
- 2001: Until the End of Time
- 2002: Better Dayz
- 2004: Loyal to the Game
- 2006: Pac's Life
- 2009: The Lost Scriptures
Collaboration albums[edit | edit source]
- 1994: Thug Life
Top 10 Billboard singles[edit | edit source]
- 1991: "Brenda's Got a Baby"
- 1991: "If My Homie Calls"
- 1993: "I Get Around"
- 1993: "Keep Ya Head Up"
- 1995: "Dear Mama"
- 1995: "Old School"
- 1995: "Me Against the World"
- 1995: "So Many Tears"
- 1996: "California Love"
- 1996: "Hit 'Em Up"
- 1996: "How Do You Want It"
- 1997: "To Live & Die in L.A."
- 1997: "Made Ni***z"
- 1997: "Do for Love"
- 1998: "Changes"
- 2002: "Thugz Mansion"
- 2003: "Runnin' (Living to Live)"
- 2005: "Ghetto Gospel"
- 2006: "Pac's Life"
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|1991||Nothing But Trouble||Himself||Brief appearance|
|1992||Juice||Bishop||First starring role|
|1993||Poetic Justice||Lucky||Co-starred with Janet Jackson|
|1994||Above the Rim||Birdie||Co-starred with Duane Martin|
|1996||Bullet||Tank||Released one month after Shakur's death|
|1997||Gridlock'd||Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore||Released several months after Shakur's death|
|1997||Gang Related||Detective Rodríguez||Shakur's last film performance|
|2003||Tupac: Resurrection||Himself||Official documentary|
|2009||Notorious||Himself (archive footage)||Portrayed by Anthony Mackie|
|2013||Tupac||Himself (archive footage)||The official biographical motion picture of Tupac Shakur. The film is currently being produced.|
|20??||Live 2 Tell||Screenwriter||Written by Shakur in 1996|
2017 all eyez on me
References[edit | edit source]
- Flame Hip-Hop p. 41