Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

American, Rapper
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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality.

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Full name at birth
Lesane Parish Crooks
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Claim to fame
Rapper Shot In Las Vegas Drive-By.
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Date of birth
16 June 1971
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Place of birth
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
13 September 1996
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Age
25 (age at death)
Place of death
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Cause of death
Drive-by homicide (gunshot wounds)
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Resting place
Cremated, ashes given to family
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Occupation
Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist
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Height
5' 9¼" (176 cm)
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Weight
161 lbs (73.0 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Often tied a bandanna over his head.
  • French goatee
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Residence
Oakland, California, USA
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Net worth
$40,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Transferred)
  • Baltimore School For The Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Dropped Out)
  • Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, California, USA (1989)
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  • Started his career on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records with Digital Underground.
  • Was a good friend of fellow hip-hop MC M.C. Hammer, who also was from Oakland, California, USA.
  • Used the name Makaveli which is an altered spelling of Machiavelli, about whom he read while in prison.
  • His career triumphs--a number one album and pop single-- both happened on the 13th: Rap's first double album, "All Eyez on Me" (certified by the RIAA as of December 2006 at 9 million copies sold) hit store shelves on February 13th 1996. His only number one pop single "How Do U Want It?", reached the apex of the Hot 100 on July 13th 1996. Sadly, it was on September 13th (a Friday) that Shakur succumbed to injuries sustained in a Las Vegas shooting.
  • Ranked #3 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.

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