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Tupac Shakur (Pictured on Right) Biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur was born June 16,1971 in Brooklyn, NY. He was born with the name Lesane Parish Crooks, but while still a small child his mother, Afeni Shakur, changed his name to Tupac Amaru. The name is from an Inca Indian tribe and means “shining serpent”, and his last name, Shakur, means “thankful to God”. Tupac has one half sister. Her name is Sekyiwa Shakur. He also has one half brother. His name is Maurice Harding and he is in the Mopreme of Thug Life.

While a young child, Tupac dicovered his love for dance and music. His mother was very supportive along the way. As a young teen his family moved to Baltimore, MD.While living there Tupac attending “The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, studying acting and ballet.

Tupac had many hit records, but the one that put him on the chart was “All Eyes On Me” and it came out for release in 1996. That album sold over 6 million copies, which is revolutionary for a double CD, especially in Hip Hop music. Although there was a dark side to it all: Shortly before this album was released, Shakur was charged and found guilty on sexual assault charges brought by a women he met at a night club.

On the night of September 13, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was shot and killed. The gunmen is still so far unknown, but it is believed that it was a gang related shooting. Whatever the case Tupac's death was a great loss. We as people lost a great entertainer.

R.I.P. Tupac

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