Tupac Shakur

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Throughout the music industry there have been a lot of young musical artists that have come and gone, but there is one person who will always stand out, even if they were not born during the time when he was alive. This artist has won over the hearts of many with the words he said and the songs he created. This artist is none other than Tupac Shakur. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 in the town of East Harlem, Manhattan, NYC. Tupac lived with his mother Afeni Shakur, his stepfather Mutulu Shakur, his older brother Mopreme. Shakur only knew his biological father, Billy Garland, until age 5. Growing up, Shakur lived in a rough neighborhood that involved a lot of violence. As a child, Tupac witnessed a lot of murders, gang related…show more content…
He attended Tamalpais High School and enjoyed writing. Shakur contributed his life to drama and took a lot of time writing in English class. In that class he wrote a paper called “Conquering the Obstacles” which he said “Our raps not the sorry-story raps everyone is tired of.” Shakur’s goal for writing his raps were to talk about the real world. Later he joined poetry classes of Leila Steinberg in 1989. Later in that same year, Steinberg organized a concert. A former group of Shakur’s “Strictly Dope” performed there and got their first record deal. Tupac started recording in 1987 but his professional career did not start until the 1990’s. He debuted his rapping skills in the Digital Underground “Same Song” for the soundtrack of the film “ Nothing but Trouble”. After his appearance in the Digital Underground multiple times, in 1993, he started to go solo. He came out with hits like “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up”. Later in 1955 he also created the hit “Dear Mama” Shakur created his first album called “Me Against the World”, which sold about 3,600,000 copies in the U.S alone in 2011! This album even go a Soul Train Award for being the “Best Rap Album” in 1996. There were two main hits, “Dear Mama” and “So Many Tears”. Everyone loved hearing his music and his take on the world. But it would only be a few years until they would hear his last…show more content…
This album went 5 times platinum in April in 1996 and 9 times platinum in 1998. But all the fame ended shortly when Shakur was shot and killed on September 13, 1996. He died from internal bleeding and was later announced that he died from cardiac arrest. As the entire world mourned when they found out that Tupac died, a lot of people believed that before “The Notorious B.I.G” died, he had a huge part in the death of Shakur. People believe this theory because people say that they had some feud in the past and that there was never a good vibe between

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