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2Pac News

Saul Williams to play Tupac in Broadway musical

Acotor, poet and musican will play the rapper in the non-biographical drama

  • Apr 8, 2014

Tupac musical to open on Broadway this summer

'Hollar If Ya Hear Me' will open at the Palace Theater in New York on June 19

  • Jan 9, 2014

Work to begin on long-awaited Tupac biopic

The film was originally set to start filming in 2011

  • Nov 14, 2013

Tupac musical being developed for Broadway

'Hollar If Ya Hear Me' will be an 'unconditional love story', says producer

  • Sep 6, 2013

Tupac's aunt becomes the first woman on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list

Assata Shakur shot and killed a policeman in New Jersey and then escaped from jail

  • May 3, 2013

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2Pac Music Videos

Changes Play Video

Changes

Watch the official Changes video by 2Pac in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Pac's Life Play Video

Pac's Life

Watch the official Pac's Life video by 2Pac in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Wanted Dead Or Alive Play Video

Wanted Dead Or Alive

Watch the official Wanted Dead Or Alive video by 2Pac in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II) Play Video

Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)

Watch the official Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II) video by 2Pac in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Runnin' Play Video

Runnin'

Watch the official Runnin' video by 2Pac in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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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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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. MTV ranked him at number two on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time and Rolling Stone named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. His double disc album All Eyez on Me is one of the best selling hip hop albums of all time.

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 his 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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