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Birth Date: 16 June 1971
Birth Place: East Harlem
Known as: | 2Pac | | Makaveli | | Tupac Amaru Shakur | | Tupac | | Lesane Parish Crooks | | Lesane Crooks | | Tupac Omar Shakur |
Sex: male
Awards: | Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album | | American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist | | MOBO Awards for Best Video | | Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year |
Birth date: 16 June 1971
Birth place: East Harlem
Death date: 13 September 1996
Death place: University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Death manner: | homicide |
Death cause: drive-by shooting
Place of burial: Stone Mountain
Time period: None
Father: Billy Garland
Mother: Afeni Shakur
Spouses: | Keisha Morris |
Unmarried partners: | Kidada Jones |
Siblings: Mopreme Shakur Sekyiwa Shakur Takerra Allen
Native languages: | English |
Writing languages: | English |
All languages: | English |
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Member of: Digital Underground
Ethnic groups: | African Americans |
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Also known as: | 2Pac | | Makaveli | | Tupac Amaru Shakur | | Tupac | | Lesane Parish Crooks | | Lesane Crooks | | Tupac Omar Shakur |
Native name: Tupac Shakur (English)
Birth name: Lesane Parish Crooks (English)
Married name: None
Family name: | Shakur |
Pseudonyms: | 2Pac | | Makaveli | | MC New York |
Official name: None
Copyright: works protected by copyrights
Citizenship: | United States of America |
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Residence: | Marin City | | Los Angeles | | Manhattan | | Las Vegas | | East Harlem | | California | | Pen Lucy |
Net worth: None
Education: | Paul Laurence Dunbar High School | | Tamalpais High School | | Baltimore School for the Arts |
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Website: | http://www.2pac.com |
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tupacshakur
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/2pac/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA_-NVTKOlWgxgTWjqlzZlA
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/2pac
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Work period start: 1989
Work period end: 1996
Genres: - hip hop music - - West Coast hip hop - - political hip hop - - gangsta rap -
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Occupation: | rapper | | actor | | singer | | music producer | | poet | | social activist | | road crew | | lyricist | | songwriter | | screenwriter | | dancer | | composer | | television actor | | film actor |
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Tupac Shakur Biography and Interesting Facts

Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known as 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper. He is widely considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Much of Shakur's music has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality. Shakur was born in New York City to parents who were both political activists and Black Panther Party members. Raised by his mother, Afeni Shakur, he relocated to Baltimore in 1984 and to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. With the release of his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he became a central figure in West Coast hip hop for his conscious rap lyrics. 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). His Diamond certified album All Eyez on Me (1996), the first double-length album in hip-hop history, abandoned his introspective lyrics for volatile gangsta rap. In addition to his music career, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles in Juice (1992), Poetic Justice (1993), Above the Rim (1994), Bullet (1996), Gridlock'd (1997), and Gang Related (1997). During the later part of his career, Shakur was shot five times in the lobby of a New York recording studio and experienced legal troubles, including incarceration. In 1995, Shakur served eight months in prison on sexual abuse charges, but was released pending an appeal of his conviction. Following his release, he signed to Marion "Suge" Knight's label Death Row Records and became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unidentified assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later. Following his murder, Shakur's friend-turned-rival, the Notorious B.I.G., was at first considered a suspect due to their public feud, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting six months later in March 1997 while visiting Los Angeles.Shakur's double-length posthumous album Greatest Hits (1998) is one of his two releases—and one of only nine hip hop albums—to have been certified Diamond in the United States. Five more albums have been released since Shakur's death, including his critically acclaimed posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996) under his stage name Makaveli, all of which have been certified Platinum in the United States. In 2002, Shakur was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Shakur among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Early life

Shakur was born on June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem section of Uppe ... Read full biography