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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac 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. 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 Southern Nevada University Medical Center, where he died six days later. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City. He was named after

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Tupac's Estate -- Threatens Auctioneer ... Sell His Lyrics, Buy a Lawsuit (DOCUMENT)

Tupac's Estate
Threatens Auctioneer Sell His Lyrics, Buy a Lawsuit

Tupac's estate is pissed yet another person is trying to take advantage of his art, and plans to block the sale of his handwritten lyrics to "Catchin' Feelings."   Pac's estate claims… READ MORE >

Tupac -- OG Lyrics for Sale ... If You Got Rack$$ (PHOTOS)

Tupac
OG Lyrics for Sale ... If You Got Rack$$

Tupac Shakur's handwritten lyrics could be hanging on your bedroom wall ... for the price of a mid-level domestic sedan. The original lyric sheet to "Catchin' Feelings" -- from 2002's Better Dayz… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Tupac Movie -- Derailed by Blind Ambitionz

Tupac Movie
Derailed by Blind Ambitionz

Tupac's biopic is in mortal danger ... because of a feud between a rapper and a publishing giant.  Rapper Daz Dillinger claims he holds the rights to the track "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" ...… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Tupac -- No California Love ... My Hummer is Headed to the Midwest!

Tupac
No California Love My Hummer is Headed to the Midwest!

Tupac Shakur's 1996 Hummer just left the auction block and it ended up fetching more than 3 times the amount of cash predicted.  As TMZ reported, Pac's hummer -- purchased less than a month… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Death Row Records -- Big Rappers Screwed Out of Millions in Bankruptcy

Death Row Records
Big Rappers Screwed Out of Millions in Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of Death Row Records is over ... the person handling the case has submitted a final report, and one of the artists left holding the bag is none other than Snoop Dogg, who just got… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Afeni Shakur -- Smarter Than Prince ... Tupac's Money and Music Protected

Afeni Shakur
Smarter Than Prince ... Tupac's Money and Music Protected

Tupac's mother guarded his music and financial legacy in life, and TMZ has learned Afeni Shakur took extraordinary steps to do the same in death. Afeni had set up a trust to control all of Tupac's… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Tupac's Mom Afeni Shakur -- Dead at 69

Tupac's Mom
Afeni Shakur Dead at 69

12:22 PM PST -- The Marin County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ shortly before an ambulance was called Afeni expressed she had physical pain. She was with two other people who tried CPR after she fell… READ MORE >

- 145 days ago
Tupac -- Picture You Rollin' ... In HIS Hummer (PHOTOS)

Tupac
Picture You Rollin' ... In HIS Hummer

Tupac Shakur's last purchased ride is about to hit the auction block and is expected to go for a fortune.  Tupac's fully loaded 1996 Hummer -- which was purchased less than a month before his… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago
Tupac -- Fatally Shot Again ... Reporters Rush to Scene Again (PHOTOS)

Tupac
Fatally Shot Again Media Rush to Scene Again

Tupac fans had to do a double take on the Vegas Strip as his tragic death was recreated ... and TMZ obtained the first photos from the set of a new biopic. "All Eyez on Me" stars Demetrius… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Tupac -- High School Don Juan ... Love Letter Surfaces (PHOTOS)

Tupac
High School Don Juan Love Letter Surfaces

Tupac Shakur came on STRONG to a high school classmate ... confessing about heartbreak and his love of Prince in an emotional letter that's now up for sale. He wrote the 1988 letter to a girl… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago

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