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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In the United States alone he has sold 37.5 million records. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. In addition to his career as a top-selling rap artist, he was a promising actor, and a social activist. Most of Shakur's songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. In September 1996, Shakur was shot four times in the Las Vegas metropolitan area of Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City.  Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City.He was named after Túpac Amaru II, a Peruvian revolutionary who led an indigenous uprising against Spain and was subsequently executed. His mother, Afeni Shakur, and his father, Billy Garland, were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s; he was born just one month after his mother's acquittal on more than 150 charges of "Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" in the New York Panther 21 court case.

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Suge Knight -- 2Pac Needs Star on Walk of Fame ... OR ELSE!!!

Suge Knight
2Pac Needs Star on Walk of Fame ... OR ELSE!!!

Suge Knight says he's on a mission to get Tupac Shakur enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ... and tells us, if his demands aren't met -- there will be SERIOUS consequences. Knight was getting… READ MORE >

Tupac's Mom Sues for $1.1 Million -- Rap Money Is Mine

Tupac's Mom
Sues for $1.1 Million Rap Money Is Mine!

You haven't met a protective mother until you've met Tupac's mom ... she's now suing over unpaid royalties stemming from the late rapper's posthumous album ... to the tune of $1.1 million.Afeni… READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Jim Belushi -- Tupac Was a HUGE Frank Sinatra Fan

Jim Belushi
Tupac ... HUGE Sinatra Fan

Gangster rap icon Tupac Shakur secretly LOVED sappy love songs ... especially Frank Sinatra's ... so says Jim Belushi, who's now taking credit for inspiring Tupac's soft side.Jim was out in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 401 days ago
Senator Marco Rubio -- Lil Wayne Ain't NO Tupac

Senator Marco Rubio
Lil Wayne Ain't No Tupac

It took him 2 weeks, but Senator Marco Rubio finally delivered a smooth, eloquent GOP response -- to Lil Wayne calling himself the new Tupac.Sen. Rubio -- a self-professed hip-hop superfan -- was… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Tupac's Family -- Rapper Was NOT Homophobic ... He Loved Versace

Tupac's Family
He Was NO Homophobe ... He Loved Versace

Tupac Shakur's family members believe Suge Knight is dead wrong -- the rapper couldn't have been a homophobe ... because he was GREAT friends with Gianni Versace. Suge has been on a media blitz… READ MORE >

- 703 days ago
Suge Knight BLASTS 2Pac Hologram ... He Was Death Row-less

Suge Knight
BLASTS 2Pac Hologram ... He Was Death Row-less

Suge Knight is FURIOUS over the look of 2Pac's hologram at Coachella ... telling TMZ the people who created it screwed up one major detail. The rapper was out in Los Angeles last night when he… READ MORE >

- 728 days ago
Suge Knight -- I'm NOT CONVINCED 2Pac is Dead

Suge Knight
I'm NOT CONVINCED 2Pac is Really Dead

There is a VERY good chance Tupac Shakur is alive and well ... and hiding ... this according to the man who was with him during the supposedly fatal shooting in Vegas, Suge Knight. Knight just… READ MORE >

- 729 days ago
Dr. Dre -- I'd LOVE to See a Jimi Hendrix Hologram

Dr. Dre
I'd LOVE to See a Jimi Hendrix Hologram

Dr. Dre says he's THRILLED with the way his Tupac hologram rocked Coachella this weekend ... and tells TMZ he would love to see a Jimi Hendrix-ogram follow Pac's lead. The hip-hop legend was… READ MORE >

- 730 days ago
Tupac's Mom -- Coachella Hologram Was Frickin' AMAZING

Tupac's Mom
Coachella Hologram Was Frickin' AMAZING

Tupac's famously protective mother Afeni Shakur agrees with the rest of the planet -- the rapper's resurrection at Coachella this weekend ... in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram ... was… READ MORE >

- 733 days ago
Tupac Rises from the Dead ... Performs at Coachella [Video]

Tupac
Rises from the Dead ... Performs at Coachella [Video]

Tupac came back to life this weekend ... as a hologram ... and it was frickin' AMAZING!!!. Pac was resurrected for the Coachella music festival in California ... and "performed" a couple of his… READ MORE >

- 733 days ago

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