Biggie and tupac essay how they are alike.

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Similarities of Tupac and Biggie

In the nineties, the rap music industry grew immensely. It has grown from a couple of little known groups to the multibillion dollar business it is today. Rap music is more popular today than it has ever been in the past. Two reasons for that are Tupac Shakur and Christopher "Biggie" Wallace. Tupac and Biggie are two of the most famous rappers ever to be involved in the game. Together, they have sold over Forty million albums, and that number continues to grow each day. Both Tupac and Biggie were very popular rappers, but there were many differences between the two of them. Even though they had differences, many aspects of their lives were the same. They both were in trouble with the law and they both had a criminal like background. Their similarities even carried over to their deaths sadly. Although Tupac Shakur and Christopher "Biggie" Wallace were two entirely different people, there were many similarities in their lives and deaths.

Both Tupac and Biggie were very popular artists in the rap game. Tupac released his first album, 2Pacalypse Now in 1991. It didn't catch on at first, but his appearance in the movie Juice sparked everybody's interest in this up and coming phenomenal superstar. He released his second album in 1992, and it sold over two million copies. He was rapidly becoming the most popular artist on the west coast. He began starring in movies such as Poetic Justice and Above the Rim. There was something about him that made a person stop what they were doing just so they could listen to him rap or watch him act. This quality did wonders for his career. His third album, Me Against the World, sold over five million copies. He...