Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known as 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper. He is widely considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Much of Shakur's music has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality.
Shakur was born in New York City to parents who were both political activists and Black Panther Party members. Raised by his mother, Afeni Shakur, he relocated to Baltimore in 1984 and to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. With the release of his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he became a central figure in West Coast hip ho...
|Legal name||Tupac Shakur|
|Also performed as||Tupac ShakurMakaveli|
|Also known as||2Pacalypse, MC New York|
|Born||16 June 1971, in East Harlem|
|Died||13 Sep. 1996 (Aged: 25), in Las Vegas|
|Label(s)||Interscope RecordsDeath Row RecordsJiveAmaru Entertainment[no label]IslandKOCH RecordsOut da Gutta RecordsTha Row RecordsAim Records|