Tupac Shakur : An Influential Rapper Essay

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Tupac Shakur know as 2Pac is a remarkable person who shaped modern American culture by becoming an influential rapper back in the days.
Tupac was born in June,16 of 1971 in New York city. Tupac had a very difficult childhood. His mother, who were a Black Panther activism was pregnant of him while she was in jail and he only got to know his biological father when he was an adult. Raised in a bad area, he spent most of the time around of bad companies. Since he was young, he was exposed to violence and bad attitudes.

People could see that he had a lot of talent since he was little.His first acting stint was in 1983, when he performed in a play ‘A raisin in the sun’ at the Apollo theater.He studied jazz, poetry acting and ballet at the Baltimore School of arts.In his school people was already impressed by his talent,as a rapper he won many competitions while in school.He studied in the Tamalpais High School and poetry with Leila Steinberg.With his big career ahed and bad companes around Tupac didnt go to college.

He started his career as a backup dancer with the alternative hip hop ground Digital Underground in 1990.He performed with the band for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Nothing but Trouble’ and also appeared in the film in 1991. His first debut solo album was called ‘2Pacalypse Now’ also in 1991. It was a controversy album, the lyrics talked a lot about racism, poverty, violence, and teenage pregnancy.People loved it and he became very popular.His second album ‘Strictly…

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