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'''Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.Shakur had sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010,making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.'''
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'''Both of his parents and several other family members were members of the Black Panther Party. Shakur was involved in an East Coast-West Coast rivalry after a major feud with East Coast rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy Records.'''
 
  
'''On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died six days later.'''
 
  
  
==Record Labels==
 
  
*[[Death Row Records]]
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==Biography==
  
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'''Tupac Amaru Shakur''' (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names "[[2Pac]]" and briefly as "[[Makaveli]]", was an Africdan-American rapper and actor.  '''Shakur''' has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.  [[MTV]] ranked him at number two on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time and '''Rolling Stone''' named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.  His double disc album '''"All Eyez on Me"''' is one of the best selling hip hop albums of all time.  '''Shakur''' began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group [[Digital Underground]], eventually branching off as a solo artist.  The themes of most of '''Shakur''''s songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the [[Black Panther Party]], whose ideals were reflected in his songs.  In late 1993, '''Shakur''' formed the group [[Thug Life]] with a number of his friends, including '''Big Syke''', '''Macadoshis''', his stepbrother '''Mopreme Shakur''', and '''Rated R'''.  The group released their only album '''"Thug Life: Volume 1"''' on September 26, 1994, which went gold.  The album featured the single ''"Pour Out a Little Liquor,"'' produced by '''Johnny "J" Jackson''', who went on to produce a large part of '''Shakur's''' album '''"All Eyez on Me"'''.  During the latter part of his career, '''Shakur''' was a vocal participant in the so-called East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The [[Notorious B.I.G.]] and his label [[Bad Boy Records]].  In addition to rapping and hip hop music, '''Shakur''' acted in films.  He made his first film appearance in the motion picture '''Nothing But Trouble''', as part of a cameo by the [[Digital Underground]].  His first starring role was in the film '''Juice'''.  In this film, he played the character '''Roland Bishop''', a violent member of the ''"Wrecking Crew"'', for which he was hailed by '''Rolling Stone's''' Peter Travers as "the film's most magnetic figure."  He then went on to star with [[Janet Jackson]] in '''Poetic Justice''' and with '''Duane Martin''' in '''Above the Rim'''.  After his death, three of Shakur's completed films, '''Bullet, Gridlock'd''' and '''Gang Related''', were released.  On '''September 7, 1996''', '''Shakur''' was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of '''Flamingo Road''' and '''Koval Lane''' in [[Las Vegas]], [[Nevada]].  He was taken to the '''Southern Nevada University Medical Center''', where he died six days later.
  
  
==Producers==
 
  
*[[Suge Knight]]
 
  
*[[Dr. Dre]]
 
  
*[[Daz Dillinger]]
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==Videos==
  
*[[Kurupt]]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3B060jo_o To Live and Die in L.A.]
  
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfXwmDGJAB8 Keep Ya Head Up]
  
==Family==
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL6dWDfs5x8 2 of AmeirKaz Most Wanted (ft. [[Snoop Dogg]])]
  
*[[Yaki Kadafi]]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hZR1Ye6xg0 Hit em up]
  
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb1ZvUDvLDY Dear Mama]
  
==Sponsors==
 
  
*[[Nike Clothing]]
 
  
*[[Adidas Clothing]]
 
  
*[[Gucci Clothing]]
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==Discography==
  
*[[Louis Vuitton Clothing]]
 
  
*[[Vodka]]
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'''Studio Albums'''
  
*[[Hennessey]]
 
  
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1991: 2Pacalypse Now
  
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1993: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
  
==Friends==
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1995: Me Against the World
  
*[[Outlawz(music group)]]
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1996: All Eyez on Me
  
*[[E.D.I. Mean]]
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1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  
*[[Hussein Fatal]]
 
  
*[[Peter Gunz]]
 
  
*[[Corey Gunz]]
 
  
*[[Snoop Dogg]] aka [[Snoop Lion]]
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'''Collaboration Albums'''
  
*[[Corde Spank Brodus]]
 
  
*[[Cordell Rook Brodus]]
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1991: This Is an EP Release (with [[Digital Underground]])
  
*[[Cori Choc Brodus]]
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1991: Sons of the P (with [[Digital Underground]])
  
*[[Nipsey Hu$$le]]
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1994: Thug Life: Volume 1 (with [[Thug Life]])
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*[[Dogg Pound Gang]]
 
  
*[[Daz Dillinger]]
 
  
*[[Kurupt]]
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'''Posthumous Solo Albums'''
  
*[[Pilot(rapper)]]
 
  
*[[RedRum781]]
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1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  
*[[Wiz Khalifa]]
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1997: R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
  
*[[Suge Knight]]
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2001: Until the End of Time
  
*[[O.G. Mack Drama]]
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2002: Better Dayz
  
*[[James Bimmy Antney]]
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2004: Loyal to the Game
  
*[[Waka Flocka]]
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2006: Pac's Life
  
*[[Kayo Redd]] aka [[Redd Dread]]
 
  
*[[Wooh Da Kidd]] aka [[Wooh Da King]]
 
  
*[[Ice Burgandy]]
 
  
*[[YG Hootie]]
 
  
*[[YG 400]]
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'''Posthumous Collaboration Albums'''
  
*[[DJ Quik]]
 
  
*[[Joe Moses]]
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1999: Still I Rise (with [[Outlawz]])
  
*[[P. Smurf]] aka [[Papa Smurf(rapper)]]
 
  
*[[T.I.]]
 
  
*[[Ludacris]]
 
  
*[[Curtis 50 Cent Jackson]]
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'''Compilation Albums'''
  
*[[25 Cent(rapper)]]
 
  
*[[Two Five(rapper)]]
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1998: Greatest Hits
  
*[[Lloyd Banks]]
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2003: Tupac Resurrection
 
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*[[Loui V(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[John Depp(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Tony Yayo]]
 
 
 
*[[Nas]]
 
 
 
*[[Bone Thugs]]
 
 
 
*[[Bizzy Bone]]
 
 
 
*[[Layzie Bone]]
 
 
 
*[[Krayzie Bone]]
 
 
 
*[[Wish Bone]]
 
 
 
*[[Flesh N Bone]]
 
 
 
*[[Eazy E]]
 
 
 
*[[Lil Eazy E]]
 
 
 
*[[Big Fase 100]]
 
 
 
*[[Game(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Compton Menace]]
 
 
 
*[[Diamond Ru]]
 
 
 
*[[Big Skyke]]
 
 
 
*[[Dolla(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Jeezy(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Lil Jeezy(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[JW(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Scrilla(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[2Eleven]]
 
 
 
*[[Stanley Tookie Williams]]
 
 
 
*[[Raymond Lee Washington]]
 
 
 
*[[Terry T Rodgers]]
 
 
 
*[[Jody Breeze]]
 
 
 
*[[Eminem]] aka [[Slim Shady]]
 
 
 
*[[D12(music group)]]
 
 
 
*[[Black Hippy(music group)]]
 
 
 
*[[Jay Rock(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Kendrick Lamar]]
 
 
 
*[[Ab-Soul]]
 
 
 
*[[Schoolboy Q]]
 
 
 
*[[Tyga]]
 
 
 
 
 
==Rivals==
 
 
 
*[[Bad Boy Entertainment]]
 
 
 
*[[Bad Girl Entertainment]]
 
 
 
*[[Diddy]]
 
 
 
*[[Biggie Smalls]] aka [[The Notorious B.I.G.]]
 
 
 
*[[Ma$e]]
 
 
 
*[[Joc(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Gorilla Zoe]]
 
 
 
*[[112(music group)]]
 
 
 
*[[Ricky Rozay]]
 
 
 
*[[Gunplay(rapper)]]
 
 
 
*[[Meek Mills]]
 
 
 
*[[Wale]]
 
 
 
*[[Stalley]]
 
 
 
*[[Murder Inc Records]]
 
 
 
*[[Ja Rule]]
 
 
 
*[[Irv Gotti]]
 
 
 
*[[Chris Gotti]]
 
 
 
*[[Ashanti(singer)]]
 
 
 
*[[Jay-Z]]
 
 
 
*[[Lil Wayne]]
 
 
 
*[[Birdman(entertainer)]]
 
 
 
*[[Ronald Slim Williams(entertainer)]]
 
 
 
*[[The Fugees(music group)]]
 
  
  
==Notes==
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==Links==
  
*2Pac was a member of the [[M.O.B. Pirus]] street gang.
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[https://twitter.com/2pac Official Twitter Page]
  
*2Pac was also a member of the [[Black Panther Party]].
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[http://www.2pac.com/ Official Page]
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[[Category:Artists]]

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Biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names "2Pac" and briefly as "Makaveli", was an Africdan-American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. MTV ranked him at number two on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time and Rolling Stone named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. His double disc album "All Eyez on Me" is one of the best selling hip hop albums of all time. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs. In late 1993, Shakur formed the group Thug Life with a number of his friends, including Big Syke, Macadoshis, his stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, and Rated R. The group released their only album "Thug Life: Volume 1" on September 26, 1994, which went gold. The album featured the single "Pour Out a Little Liquor," produced by Johnny "J" Jackson, who went on to produce a large part of Shakur's album "All Eyez on Me". During the latter part of his career, Shakur was a vocal participant in the so-called East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and his label Bad Boy Records. In addition to rapping and hip hop music, Shakur acted in films. He made his first film appearance in the motion picture Nothing But Trouble, as part of a cameo by the Digital Underground. His first starring role was in the film Juice. In this film, he played the character Roland Bishop, a violent member of the "Wrecking Crew", for which he was hailed by Rolling Stone's Peter Travers as "the film's most magnetic figure." He then went on to star with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice and with Duane Martin in Above the Rim. After his death, three of Shakur's completed films, Bullet, Gridlock'd and Gang Related, were released. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the Southern Nevada University Medical Center, where he died six days later.



Videos

To Live and Die in L.A.

Keep Ya Head Up

2 of AmeirKaz Most Wanted (ft. Snoop Dogg)

Hit em up

Dear Mama



Discography

Studio Albums


1991: 2Pacalypse Now

1993: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

1995: Me Against the World

1996: All Eyez on Me

1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory



Collaboration Albums


1991: This Is an EP Release (with Digital Underground)

1991: Sons of the P (with Digital Underground)

1994: Thug Life: Volume 1 (with Thug Life)



Posthumous Solo Albums


1996: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

1997: R U Still Down? (Remember Me)

2001: Until the End of Time

2002: Better Dayz

2004: Loyal to the Game

2006: Pac's Life



Posthumous Collaboration Albums


1999: Still I Rise (with Outlawz)



Compilation Albums


1998: Greatest Hits

2003: Tupac Resurrection


Links

Official Twitter Page

Official Page