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Tupac Shakur: biography
For fans of hip-hop, his name became a legend. Tupac Amaru Shakur, 2Pac, Makaveli. Under these stage names, he became famous and recorded their albums, two of which became platinum. Total has sold over 70 million albums of the singer. Tupac Shakur I got a hundred of the best-selling and popular musicians of all time.
Lesan parish crooks, that is given at birth a name of hip-hop was born in the summer of 1971 in the infamous Harlem. The name Tupac Amaru, the boy received at baptism. That was the name of a descendant of the Indian chief who fought for freedom in Peru. Shakur and the name he inherited from his stepfather. Biological father left the family before his son’s birth.
Mom moved around a lot from place to place. She was the activist of the radical movement that defended the rights of blacks.
Primary education Tupac Shakur got in Baltimore in the school, «School for the Arts». Here he studied the basics of acting, learned to dance, and received the rudiments of music. Along with Shakur studied jada Pinkett.
In 1988, 17-year-old Tupac left school and moved to US West to the town of Marin city. Here he first came to the attention of the police. After 3 years, began his artistic career of Tupac Shakur. He started to speak as part of the California group «Digital Underground». A track called «Same Song» is called a debut in the career of the famous hip-hopper.
The following year, Tupac Shakur made his first steps in the world of music. He debuted his solo album, «2Pacalypse Now», basing the name analogy with the famous film «Apocalypse now.» In the lyrics of many songs were obscene language and harsh criticism of the government. However, the album soon became the «gold.»
And in 1992 hosted the debut of the rapper. He starred in the film «the Prestige», where he got the image of a gangster. Say, played the role has had a decisive influence on all subsequent life of the singer. Supposedly he is so accustomed» to it that suffered in life.
From time to time Shakur was in jail. He led a criminal lifestyle and don’t particularly hide it. But creativity always remained for him a major.
The second Studio album by Tupac Amaru Shakur called «Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z.» was released in 1993. It sold over a million copies. The rapper has finally turned into a star. In the same year, he starred in the cult film «Poetic justice.» He appeared on the screen along with Janet Jackson. Another film, which is considered an iconic basketball players and fans of this sport, called «Above the ring». It came out in 1994.
It was triumphant and at the same time a difficult period for Tupac Shakur. He managed to reach stellar heights, the work of the singer and actor was at the peak of development, but problems with the law did not allow him to move on. In 1993, Shakur was accused of rape. Even before the court decision, he managed to organize a rap group «Thug Life», with whom he recorded a few songs for the next album.
In February of 1995, Tupac Shakur received a sentence of 4.5 years. And in March of this year, fans of the rapper met his third album «Me Against the World». This CD was released when its author was already behind bars. Nevertheless, the album became the leader of various charts and received the status of «platinum». Subsequently, he hit the «Hall of fame rock-n-roll».
Tupac Shakur was released, having spent in prison even a year. This is due made by the head of the recording Studio «Death Row» pledge in size almost a half million dollars. Suge knight, the head of the label, and set by condition: one goes free in exchange for signed bonded contract in which Tupac Shakur was obliged to release 3 albums.
After 4 months, the rapper presented the double CD «All Eyez On Me», which was voted the best in the genre of hip-hop and 9 times received the status of «platinum». It sold an unprecedented number of copies: 8.2 million. Later in many songs fans of Tupac Shakur found the prophetic word of the imminent departure from life.
In 1996, the actor starred in two films – «dead end» with Tim Roth and «Pool». In the last project, he made a brilliant tandem of Mickey Rourke.
The third disc, which the rapper released in accordance with the contract, was called «The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory». He went under the alias Makaveli. In the last years of his life, the musician became interested in the works of the philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, has had a huge impact on his Outlook. But the release of the album Makaveli rapper could not wait.
The rapper got married in 1995 when he served his sentence in prison. Actress Keisha Morris, he met a few months in prison. But the couple broke up the same year, having managed to maintain friendly relations.
Personal life of Tupac Shakur is many novels. To list most of them don’t make sense because of the frivolity and transience.Rumor has it that in romantic relationship with the rapper was Madonna.
Star rapper faded in September 1996. Actor and singer died in Las Vegas, where he arrived in a black BMW with the head of the record label, Suge knight. Tupac Shakur has arrived in Las Vegas to support Mike Tyson losing a fight with Bruce Seldon. Tyson won. In a great mood, the rapper, along with knight, went to one of the Nightclubs. But on the way the car was shot. Knight received shrapnel wounds, and Tupac got 5 bullets.
September 13, Shakur died, without regaining consciousness. His body was cremated. Potential murderers were representatives of the factions of the East coast.
- 1991 — 2Pacalypse Now
- 1993 — Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z.
- 1995 — Me Against the World
- 1996 — All Eyez on Me
- 1996 — The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
- «The Class Of Drexel»
- «Another world»
- «Bright colors»
- «Criminal connections»