Tupac

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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Hussein Fatal's Girlfriend Charged With DUI in Deadly Car Crash

She's also charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, police say.

Eminem Pens Touching Letter to Tupac's Mother

“You are a true Queen, and I mean that in every sense of the word," MC writes of Afeni Shakur.

Report: Bruce 'Hussein Fatal' Washington of Outlawz Dies

One of the 10 original members passes away after car accident.

When Lovers Get Dragged Into Hip Hop Beefs

Rappers who got too personal in their battles.

Songs That Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Click on to see great music that speaks out against abusive relationships.

Music News: California Love: Remembering Tupac

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