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Tupac Shakur Biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number 2 by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. 2Pac is also ranked as the most influential rapper of all time.

Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Tupac Shakur
Full Name:
Lesane Parish Crooks
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Record producer, Songwriter, Poet, Social activist, Rapper, Actor, Dancer, Screenwriter, Writer
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1971
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
September 13, 1996
Age at Death:
25
Cause of Death:
Respiratory failure, Cardiac arrest, Ballistic trauma
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Tupac Shakur. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/views/people.php?person_slug=tupac-shakur [Accessed 27 May 2018].

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