Tupac(Tupac Amaru Shakur )10 important factsBorn in New York CityBorn on June 16, 1971He was first inspired to rap when a friend of his was killed while playing with a gunHis first song was about gun controlMore of his music has been released since his death than when he was alive.
Ten albums have been released after his death in 1996; all have gone platinum. Tupacs real name was Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac wrote his hit song “Dear Mama” while in prison. When he first moved to California, Tupac was homeless for 2 years. Even though he considered himself from the West coast, he was born in Bronx, New York.
He was also known as Makaveli. Death Row RecordsMe Against The WorldMarch 14, 19956544-92399-1All Eyez On MeFebruary 13, 1996DRPC 00003Better DayzNovember 26, 20020694970702Until The End Of Time March 27, 2001069490843R U Still Down? November 25, 19971241-41628-2The Don Killuminati (The 7 Day Theory)November 5, 1996INT2-90039Time Line1986- He is born in NYC1988- Tupac’s family moves to Baltimore where he enrolled in the Baltimore School for the Arts. Here Tupac writes his first rap under the name MC New York. 1990- Tupac joins Digital Underground as a roadie/dancer/rapper1991 Tupac achieves individual recognition with the album “2Pacalypse Now,” which spawned the successful singles “Trapped” and “Brenda’s Got A Baby. “He was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002 and Library of Congresss National Recording Registry in 2010.
He has given an outlook on Society from his position and he is influential because other people were/are in the same situationshis mother founded the Shakur Family Foundation (later renamed the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation or TASF) in 1997. (its mission is to provide training and support for students who aspire to enhance their creative talents. He changed the world with his music, it had meaning to it unlike rap music today. He has inspired many rap artists. “Every rapper who grew up in the Nineties owes something to Tupac,” wrote 50 Cent”Tupacnation