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Tupac Shakur

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Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground. In the same year he received individual recognition for his album "2Pacalypse Now," but this album was also the beginning of his notoriety as a leading figure of the gangster permutation of hip-hop, with references to cop killing and sexual violence. His solo movie career also began in this year with Juice, and in 1992 he co-starred with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice.However, law confrontations were soon to come: A 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery and, in 1995, a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan. After serving 8 months pending an appeal, Shakur was released from jail.  See full bio on IMDb »

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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 >

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 >

- 222 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 >

- 225 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 >

- 230 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 >

- 237 days ago
Tupac's Mom -- Husband Wants a Piece of Tupac's Pie in Divorce

Tupac's Mom
Husband Wants a Piece of Tupac's Pie in Divorce

Tupac Shakur's mom is getting divorced, TMZ has learned, and her husband wants half of that Tupac money. Afeni Shakur filed for divorce against Gust Davis, her husband of 12 years. For some reason… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Tyga -- Tupac Was More of a Father to Me Than My Real Dad (VIDEO)

Tyga
Tupac Was More of a Father to Me Than My Real Dad

Tyga's biggest male role model was the rapper he listened to and idolized while growing up ... without his father. Tyga was at LAX when he explained his recent tweet ... a side-by-side of himself… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
Tupac Shakur -- Resurrected ... Handwritten Notebooks And New Music Unearthed

Tupac Shakur
Resurrected ... Handwritten Notebooks And New Music Unearthed

Tupac Shakur  keeps on giving ... with until now undiscovered, unreleased music, handwritten notes and lyrics from the rapper ... and they're going to the highest bidder.  The goods… READ MORE >

- 279 days ago
Diddy -- New Story He Killed Tupac ... Sounds Like Old, Bogus Claim

Diddy
New Story He Killed Tupac Sounds Like Old, Bogus Claim

New stories are circulating that Diddy was out to kill Tupac Shakur. Well, a similar story was published in a big newspaper years ago ... and the paper was forced to eat crow and retract it.… READ MORE >

- 310 days ago
Demetrius Shipp, Jr. -- They Called Me 'Pac' When I Worked at Target (VIDEO)

Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
They Called Me 'Pac' When I Worked at Target

Demetrius Shipp, Jr. was destined to play Tupac Shakur ... in fact, he was already being compared to the rapper when he was working retail. Shipp was arriving in L.A. after the first week of… READ MORE >

- 349 days ago

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