Tupac Amaru Shakur

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Tupac Amaru Shakur

Tupac Shakur also known by his stage name, 2pac was born in the east Harlem's section of Manhattan in New York City in June 16th 1971. 2pac was an American rapper, actor and a poet. During his career 2pac sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, that makes him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In addition to his status as a top-selling recording artist, 2Pac was also a successful film actor and a prominent social activist. Most of 2pacs songs are about growing up in the ghettos, problems in the society and conflicts with other rappers. Shakur´s work is known for supporting political, economic, social and racial equality as well as his raw descriptions of violence, drug and conflicts with the law.

Early life

2pacs mother, Afeni Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party. She was actually in jail during her pregnancy with 2pac, but she was later acquitted in that case.

He had a difficult childhood, moving frequently around in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx. Shakur received an education in radical politics from his mother, but he also saw some of life's hardships through her struggles with substance abuse. As a teenager, Shakur attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he took acting and dance classes, including ballet. While living in Baltimore, he discovered rap and began performing as MC New York. In the late 1980s, Shakur and his family moved to the West Coast. He joined the Oakland, California-based hip-hop group Digital Underground, which earlier had scored a hit with the song "The Humpty Dance." Shakur appeared on two of the group's track before he began his solo career.

In 1991, Shakur emerged as a solo...