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Tupac Shakur
Born16 Juin 1971(1971-06-16)
East Harlem, Manhattan
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Dee'd13 September 1996(1996-09-13) (aged 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Ither names
  • 2Pac
  • Pac
  • Makaveli
  • MC New York
  • Rapper
  • sangwriter
  • actor
Muisical career
Years active1988–1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur (Inglis pronunciation: [ˈtuːpɑːk əˈmɑɹuː ʃəˈkʊə]; born Lesane Parish Crooks, 16 Juin 1971 – deed 13 September 1996), kent bi his stage names 2Pac an briefly as Makaveli an aw, wis a American rapper an actor.[1] Shakur haes sauld ower 75 million albums warldwide as o 2010,[2] makkin him ane o the best-sellin muisic airtists in the warld. MTV rankit him at nummer twa on thair eet o The Greatest MCs of All Time an Rolling Stone namit him the 86t Greatest Artist of All Time.[3] His dooble disc album All Eyez on Me is ane o the best sellin hip hop albums o aw time.

Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, an MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branchin aff as a solo airtist.[4][5][6] The themes o maist o Shakur's sangs revolvit aroond the violence an hardship in inner ceeties, racism an ither social problems. Baith o his parents an several ither o his faimily wur members o the Black Panther Pairty, whose ideals wur reflectit in his sangs.

Durin the latter pairt o his career, Shakur wis a vocal participant in the sae-cried East Coast–Wast Coast hip hop rivalry, becomin involvit in conflicts wi ither rappers, producers an record-label staff members, maist notably The Notorious B.I.G. an his label Bad Boy Records.[7]

On 7 September 1996, Shakur wis shot multiple times in a drive-by shuitin at the intersection o Flamingo Road an Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada.[8] He wis taken tae the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, whaur he dee'd sax days later.[9]


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  1. Levs, Joshua. (September 13, 2006) Growing Tupac's Legacy, 10 Years After His Death. NPR. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  2. O'Malley, Zack (1 November 2010). "Tupac Shakur's Ghastly Halloween". Forbes. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  3. "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Rollingstone.com. Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2012. Retrieved 7 Januar 2012.
  4. Tupac Shakur – Thug Angel (The Life of an Outlaw). 2002.
  5. "Tupac Shakur". Hotshotdigital.com. Retrieved 7 Januar 2012.
  6. Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 330.
  7. Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King, p. 55
  8. Antonio Planas (7 Apryle 2011). "FBI outlines parallels in Notorious B.I.G., Tupac slayings". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 19 Februar 2013.
  9. Tupac Shakur's death certificate details Archived 2012-05-23 at Archive.today reported by Cathy Scott. Retrieved 2007-10-05.