2Pac Biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 2Pac is also ranked as the most influential rapper of all time. His double disc album All Eyez on Me is one of the best selling hip hop albums of all time & his Greatest Hits album is one of the best selling album in the United States .

Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs.

During the latter part of his career, Shakur was a vocal participant in the so-called East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records.

On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.

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Tupac musical star blames racism for failure of 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

Saul Williams also states the musical was too adventurous for Broadway

  • Jul 21, 2014

Tupac musical to close after Broadway flop

'Holler If Ya Hear Me' will have its final performance on July 20, just one month after opening

  • Jul 15, 2014

The CIA confirm they do not know the whereabouts of Tupac

Twitter Q+A brings denial from Central Intelligence Agency over dead rapper

  • Jul 8, 2014

Police officer claims Tupac's final words were 'fuck you'

The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996

  • May 22, 2014

Tupac musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' offers teaser clip - watch

The play opens on Broadway in New York in June

  • May 12, 2014

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Changes

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Pac's Life

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Wanted Dead Or Alive

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2Pac Reviews

2Pac : Thugz Mansion

2Pac : Thugz Mansion

...pulses with intelligence and vitality...

  • Feb 18, 2003

2-Pac : Better Days

Yet more material from the murdered rap superstar

  • Jan 16, 2003

2Pac : Letter 2 My Unborn

irritating sentimentality...

  • Oct 26, 2001

2Pac : Until The End Of Time

Come back Tupac, there's poodles in the chain gang...

  • Jun 7, 2001

2Pac : Until The End of Time

New album of posthumous unreleased material from the late Tupac Amaru Shakur...

  • Apr 17, 2001

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