2pac Shakur's Life

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Lesane Parish Crooks was born June 16 1971 then later renamed to Tupac Shakur. This rapper, actor, poet was also known as 2Pac and Makaveli. Growing up he attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, while there he took acting classes and dancing classes. He grew up the son of Black panther activists and was raised by his mother Afeni Shakur. As she was pregnant with Tupac, she was in jail for multiple charges including bombing charges. He started his career as a backup dancer for the hip hop group Digital Underground. Later on in his career he branched off as a solo artist and played a major role during the East Coast–West Coast rivalry, having conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members, The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records. …show more content…
"Brenda's Got a Baby" reached number three on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. His second album, Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z. went platinum, selling more than a million copies, with singles "I Get Around" and "Keep Ya Head Up." Around this time, Tupac got into acting and debuted in the 1992 film Juice. He also played a drug dealer in the 1994 basketball film Above the Rim. During this time he spent 15 days in jail for punching director Allen Hughes then later convicted of sexual assault. That same year Tupac was ambushed by three men in the lobby of a recording studio robbing him of $35,000 in cash and jewelry as well as getting shot 5 times. Tupac became quite popular for his musical and acting talent. His third album, Me Against the World released in 1995, blew up on the album charts as the number one spot. "Dear Mama" showed actual side, people hadn't seen from the rapper. The thought of an early death is mentioned throughout several songs on the album. After serving some time in prison, Pac returned to music with the album All Eyez on Me in 1996. Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was thought to have paid more than $1 million as part of Pac’s

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