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Important Events in 2pac'z Life


1971

     Afeni Shakur, a member of The Black panther Party, gives birth to Tupac Amaru
     Shakur whilst in jail on bombing charges. Tupac Amaru means "shining serpent" in the
     Incas and Shakur is Arabic for "thankful to God."

1986

     Tupac writes his first rap at the Baltimore School For The Arts after his family moves
     to Baltimore, under the name MC New York.

1988

     June: Tupac's family moves to Marin City, CA. Shortly after, Tupac moves in with a
     neighbor and starts selling drugs. 
     August: Tupac's stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, is sentenced to 60 years in prison for his
     involvement in a 1981 armoured-car robbery.

1990

     Tupac joins Digital Underground as a roadie/dancer/rapper. 

1991

     Shakur achieves individual recognition with the album "2Pacalypse Now", on which the
     successful singles "Trapped" and "Brenda's Got A Baby" appeared. 
     As a member of the Grammy-nominated group Digital Underground he appeared on the
     track "Same Song" from "This is an EP Release" and on the album "Sons Of The P."

1992

     Shakur appears in the Ernest Dickerson film "Juice".

1993

     Tupac appears in John Singleton's release "Poetic Justice", alongside Janet Jackson.

1994

     Release of "Thug Life." 
     Appears in "Above The Rim". 
     November: Shakur's New York sexual assault trial opens. 
     November: Shakur is shot during an apparent robbery attempt outside a Times Square
     music studio. 
     December: One day after being shot, Shakur is convicted of sexually abusing a woman
     he had invited to his hotel room. He is acquitted of sodomy and weapons charges.

1995

     Release of "Me Against The Worl,", a multi-platinum album. 
     February: Sentenced in New York to 4 1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse. 
     May: Shakur marries longtime girlfriend, Keisha Morris. 
     October: After nearly eight months in prison, Shakur is released on bail by Suge Knight
     of Death Row Records, in exchange for a three album deal with Death Row, while he
     appeals.

1996

     Shakur's fourth solo album, "All Eyez on Me," debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's album
     chart, goes on to sell over 7 million copies. The songs "How Do You Want It" and
     "California Love" were both top 20 singles on Billboard magazine's charts. 
     Appears as a detective in Orion's urban crime thriller "Gang Related". 
     Sept. 7: Shakur shot in Las Vegas, after spectating at a Mike Tyson fight. His
     manager, Suge Knight, is 'grazed' by a stray bullet. 
     Sept. 13: Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m

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