Tupac Shakur is the late African-American male rapper, who has left many legacies for the world music industry. He has sold over 75 million albums to date and has become one of the best-selling artists of all time. With a sensitive soul and talent, Tupac succeeded in his short musical path. Pac’s life had many ups and downs until he became entangled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers. Then, Rapper Tupac Shakur dies at the age of 25. Therefore, the story of Tupac Shakur has no less influence on fans as well as young people. Let’s find out the details below.
Who is rapper Tupac Shakur?
Tupac Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. His birth name is Lesane Parish Crooks. In 1972, Shakur’s parents decided to name their son after the Peruvian revolutionary – Tupac Amaru II. The Spanish colonists executed him for leading a revolt in the 18th century. Tupac’s mother, Afeni, married his father Billy Garland. He was an active member of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Tupac Shakur was born into a family with hundreds of allegations of “conspiracy against the US government”. Then his parents were arrested. Tupac Shakur struggled to cope with life alone. He began studying acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet at the Baltimore School of the Arts. Shakur revealed his talent after he won many awards for rap and beatbox. At the same time, he has become popular in the school for his sense of humor and ability to socialize.
The Story of Tupac Shakur – A Short Career Full of Regrets
In 1986, the Tupac family moved from New York to Baltimore, Maryland. Tupac transferred to the Baltimore School of the Arts after completing his sophomore year at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. At the Baltimore School of the Arts, he studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet.
Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac or Pac. Tupac Shakur’s talent helped him quickly become the focus of competition for the top spot of the West Coast rap movement of the 90s. What’s special, Shakur only started out as a singer, backup dancer, and MC for Digital Underground. This was a relatively unknown band at the time. Later, Shakur became known as an American rapper, musician, and actor known for his nationalist, anti-racist, and anti-violent revolutions.
Tupac began his musical career as a rebel to articulate the pain and injustice suffered by many African-Americans. His skill in doing that has made him a spokesperson not only for his generation but for those to come, who continue to face the same struggle for equality.
Tupac has also been involved in rap battles. Everyone appreciates his superb rapping skills. Tupac has a very friendly nature. He was also one of the most popular kids in high school that everyone was impressed with. Because he has a sense of humor, superior rapping skills, and the ability to blend in with any crowd. Since then, he has become the best rapper in school.
In 1988, his family moved from Baltimore to Marin City, California, where he attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley.
Tupac began attending Leila Steinberg’s poetry classes in 1989 and she organized a concert for his group, ‘Strictly Dope’. After this performance, he signed with Atron Gregory. He was the one who arranged Tupac as a backup dancer for the hip-hop group Digital Underground.
Pac made many records after that, including the heart-wrenching song “Brenda’s Got a Baby” (A song about an underaged girl named Brenda who gave birth to a baby). This was the song that got him a deal with Interscope Records.
The rapper’s career ended at a very young age
Throughout his career, Pac made many great songs and worked with one of the most impactful record labels in hip-hop history, Death Row. Pac has many enemies. In the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan in 1994 three unidentified men shot Pac. The shooting that Pac believes was caused by The Notorious B.I.G.(another great rapper and a good friend of Pac). Due to this misunderstanding, Pac released a track in 1996 called ‘Hit Em Up’ (one of the best diss tracks ever recorded), a diss track directed at The Notorious B.I.G. This made their relationship even more bitter.
The story of Tupac Shakur still considered a god of hip-hop has come to an end. When his career was at its peak, he died before the regret of the fans. Tupac Shakur died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 13, 1996. Tupac Shakur’s murder case remains unsolved. What a pity for musical talent. His story is still getting a lot of attention from the audience today. The image of Tupac Shakur also left the younger generation behind many lessons about rising and overcoming circumstances to come to success.