Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G.

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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur: Their reign in the world of Rap music and their tragic ends"¦ Thesis Statement The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were two of the greatest rappers of all time. They are the most looked up to, revered, and respected artists in all of rap history. They shall be missed for generations to come. Limitations 1. This term paper will talk about Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. life as a rapper and a drug dealer. 2.This term paper will talk about Tupac Shakur's life as a rapper. 3. The paper will also talk about their contributions to the growth of the international popularity in the rap industry. Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was born in Brooklyn, New York in June of 1971 to Afeni Shakur, his father abandoned him before he was born. In Tupac's "Word to his father" he wanted to "hit it"1.

Big Syke discovered Tupac in 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland. Tupac Shakur was studying theater with famous actress, Jada Pinkett Smith. Big Syke discovered Tupac's freestyling2 ability in Baltimore. Big Syke then introduced Tupac to other rappers, Tone Loc and Humpty Dumpty (Pseudonym). When Syke joined the Loc, Dumpty, and Shakur amongst other rappers the group "Digital Underground". One of their hits include the song "All Around the World ( The Same Song) in 1989. In 1991 Tupac's multi-talented skills are displayed in the field of motion pictures. Shakur starred along with Omar Epps in the blockbuster "Juice". The movie was about four friends bound for a tragic end. This foreshadowed with the relationship with the Notorious B.I.G. Among his other films have been'93s Poetic Justice and "˜94s blockbuster hit "Above The Rim". He starred with Dwayne Martin and Marlon Wayans. Amongst his films others weren't as unsuccessful as these...