2Pac

2Pac

A) poet, B) rebel, C) gangsta, D) All the above √

Founded

June 16, 1971 in New York City

Full Name

Tupac Amaru Shakur

Date of Birth

June 16, 1971 in New York City

Still Alive

Date of Death

September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Influenced By

Public Enemy, Digital Underground, N.W.A.

Later Influenced

Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar

2Pac
2Pac

About The artist

Tupac Shakur, born Lesane Parish Crooks, had an inauspicious start in Hip Hop as a background dancer and rapper for Digital Underground in the early 1990s. His 1991 debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, propelled him to stardom. His 1995 album, Me Against the World, is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential rap albums ever.

Did you know...

Born Lesane Parish Crooks, he was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur after Túpac Amaru II, the leader of an Andean uprising in Peru. His mother said, "I wanted him to have the name of revolutionary, indigenous people in the world. I wanted him to know he was part of a world culture and not just from a neighborhood."

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