Tupac Shakur

Rapper

Birthday June 16, 1971

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Sep 13, 1996 (25)

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About

Also known as 2Pac, he was one of the more notable figures in the 1990's East Coast - West Coast hip hop rivalry. He released four albums between 1991 and 1996, eventually selling over 75 million albums worldwide. He was killed in a drive-by shooting after watching a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before Fame

He played the role of Travis Younger in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, at the Apollo Theater.

Trivia

He also performed under the stage name Makaveli. His song "Dear Mama" was added to the Library of Congress in 2010. He was originally named Lesane Parish Crooks, but he was renamed a year after his birth. 

Family Life

He was married to Keisha Morris from 1995 to 1996.

Associated With

A hologram of his body performed alongside his former friends Dr. Dre. and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival in 2012.

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Tupac Shakur Highlights
Tupac Shakur Highlights