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Tupac Shakur

Rapper Tupac Shakur

Full Name: Lesane Parish Crooks
Profession: Rapper

United States of America

Why Famous: Tupac Shakur's mother and many of his family were members of The Black Panther revolutionary party and their beliefs informed Shakur's music. Shakur was particularly concerned the struggles and violence of inner city life.

His five studio rap albums including 'Me Against the World' and All Eyez on Me' remain extremely influential.

Shakur became involved in the East Coast - West Coast Hip Hop rivalry, particularly with Notorious B.I.G. which to an assault on Shakur in 1995. In 1995 Shakur was convicted on sexual assault charges and served 11 months.

In September 1996 he was shot in a drive by shooting by an unknown shooter and died in hospital 6 days later.

Born: June 16, 1971
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, USA

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 13, 1996 (aged 25)
Cause of Death: Murdered in a drive-by shooting

Married Life

  • 1995-04-04 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Historical Events

  • 1993-10-31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault
  • 1995-02-06 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison
  • 1996-02-13 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
  • 1996-09-07 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
  • 2017-04-07 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam inducted

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