New Unauthorized Tupac Biography Hits Stores

Published January 26, 2010


A new, unauthorized biography on the life and times of Tupac Shakur hit stores today (January 26).

Tayannah Lee McQuillar – author of "When Rap Music Had a Conscience" – and Prof. Fred L. Johnson III write "Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon." According to a press release, the book is “a passionate, critically incisive biography of one of the most influential rappers of all time, and how he came to dominate hip-hop in the 1990s.

“Shakur was a hero to the poor, the imprisoned, the hopeless, and the voiceless,” the press release continued. “But there was another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder.”

While the biography details Pac’s early beginnings, subsequent rise to fame and fateful death, it also documents his short-lived marriage to Keisha Morris, relationship with his sister Sekyiwa and the negative effects of his T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E movement.

"Tupac Shakur: The Life of an American Icon" is on sale now via De Capo Press for $15.95.

Written by Meka Udoh

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