Born at June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY. Date of death September 13, 1996 age 25 - Las Vegas, NV. 5'9'' 165 lbs. Divorced
Kidada Jones & Engaged (Kidida Jones). His occupation is rapper/actor/poet. Favourite food is fried chicken wings with
hot sauce and favourite drink is orange pop. Tupac's favourite colors are black and gold. His mother is Alice Fay Williams
aka Afeni Shakur and his father is William Garland. Step father is Jeryal Wayne Williams aka Mutulu Shakur, Half sister
Sekyiwa Shakur, step brother Maurice Harding, Godfather Elmer "Geronimo" Prett. Music groups: Born busy, One Nation
Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly-dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortalz/Outlawz.
Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. While still a small child, his mother changed his name
to Tupac Amaru after an Inca Indian revolutionary, "Tupac Amaru", meaning "Shining Serpent". "Shakur" means "Thankful To God"
From childhood, everyone called him the "Black Prince." Formisbehaving, he had to read an entire edition of The New York
Times. When he was two, his sister, Sekyiwa, was born. This child's father, Mutulu, was a BlackPanther who, a few months before
her birth, had been sentenced to sixty years for a fatal armored car robbery.
With Mutulu away, the family experienced hard times. No matter where they moved-the Bronx, Harlem, homeless shelters- Tupac
was distressed. "I remember crying all the time. My major thing growing up was I couldn't fit in. Because I was from everywhere.
I didn't have no buddies that I grew up with."
By the age of twelve, Tupac had discovered his loves for acting, writing love songs and poetry. As a young teen, his family
moved to Baltimore , MD, where he attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts studying acting and ballet. At this
school, Tupac left a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable
to continue his training. He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family. That's when Tupac began to, as he called
it, "Hang with the wrong crowd."
At age fifteen, he fell into rap; he started writing lyrics, walking with a swagger, and milking his background in New
York for all it was worth. People in small towns feared the Big Apple's reputation; he called himself MC New York and made
people think he was a tough guy.
By the time he was twenty, Tupac had been arrested eight times, even serving eight months in prison after being convicted
of sexual abuse. In addition, he was the subject of two wrongful-death lawsuits, one involving a six-year-old boy who was
killed after getting caught in gang-war crossfire between Shakur's gang and a rival group.
Not held back by his lack of formal education, Tupac joined the Rap group Digital Underground as a dancer. Not long before
the group achieved award winning success, Tupac released his own album "2Pacalypse Now", which was also a success. The hit
single "Brenda's Got A Baby" launched Tupac's career like a rocket. His stunning talent also got him a role in the motion
picture, "Juice". Tupac eventually released a second album "Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.Z.," which was an even bigger success
and introduced Tupac's music onto the pop charts.
In November of 1994, he was shot five times during a robbery in which thieves made off with $40,000 worth of his jewelry.
Shakur miraculously recovered from his injuries to produce his most impressive artistic accomplishments, including 1995's
Me Against the World
The highlight of Tupac's acting career came when he appeared in "Poetic Justice" besides Janet Jackson. The role made Tupac
a household name and showed the world that music may not be Tupac's #1 attribute. In the midst of a role in the movie "Above
the Rim" and a Platinum album "Me against the world," Tupac's rising career was snagged. He was brought up on sexual assault
charges by a woman he met at a nightclub. Hours before Tupac would be found guilty, Tupac was robbed at gun point by men whose
intent and purpose is still uncertain. Tupac was eventually released at over $1 Million in bail. After his release, Tupac
answered his critics by releasing his best album, "All Eyes On Me." "All Eyes On Me" has currently sold over 6 million copies,
which is revolutionary for a double CD, especially in Hip Hop music. Tupac also had costarring roles in three other films,
"Gridlock'd", "Bullet", and "Gang Related."
On September 7th, Tupac Shakur was shot by unknown gunmen and died on September 13, 1996. Much of what happened on this night
remains a mystery to this very day. This picture was taken minutes before the fatal shooting.
Following his passing, Shakur's label released an album, The Don Killuminati, under the pseudonym "Makaveli." The cover
depicted Shakur nailed to a cross under a crown of thorns, with a map of the country's major gang areas superimposed on it.
In January of 1997, Gramercy pictures released Gridlock'd, a film in which Shakur played the role of a drug addict to mostly
good reviews. His final film, Gang Related, was released in 1997, and Death Row is said to have several unreleased recordings
in the vaults for potential future release.
This is a documentary based on Tupac
"Now the whole worlds calling me a killer all I ever did was try to reach the kids with the realer."
feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I'm supposed to be..."
a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it."
"Let the Lord judge the criminals."
"They got money for wars
but they can't feed the poor."
"I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like
angels with broken wings"
"My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated."
"Only God can judge me."