Rapper/Actor/Activist Tupac Amaru Shakur (aka 2Pac) was born in Harlem, the son of two active members of the Black Panther Party. After a brief stay in Baltimore, Maryland, his family relocated to California when he was 16. Shakur began his rap career as a roadie and dancer with Oakland hip hop group Digital Underground. After the 1991 release of his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, the sensitive provocateur’s rap career skyrocketed. He also garnered critical acclaim for riveting performances in films like Juice and Poetic Justice, in which he played a romantic lead opposite Janet Jackson. Despite repeated arrests, shootings and a prison sentence, Shakur was in the process of turning his life around when was killed at age 25 in a still-unsolved Las Vegas shooting. His legacy as a hip hop legend lives on.

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Music News: California Love: Remembering Tupac

Artists discuss Tupac's influence on the West Coast. (6/26/2015)

Music News: Poetic Justice: Mack Wilds Recites A Tupac-Inspired Poem

A special birthday performance for the hip hop icon. (6/16/2015)

Music News: Poetic Justice: Tiara Thomas Recites A Tupac Inspired Poem

A special birthday performance for the hip hop icon. (6/16/2015)

The Top Tupac Song Lyrics to Live By

Pac's raps preached life lessons we should all learn.

MCs Birthed By Tupac

Happy born day, Pac.
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