Billy Garland

Billy Garland

Employee + Authority + Rapper
Born 1949

William "Billy" Garland is an employee of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority and former Black Panther. He is better known for being the biological father of rapper Tupac Shakur.

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1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1992 43 Years Old He was the father of Tupac Amaru Shakur. Shakur was told by his mother that his father was dead, and Billy didn't see Shakur again until he starred in the movie 'Juice' in 1992.
1994 45 Years Old He later visited Shakur in Bellevue Hospital when he was shot in 1994. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old Afeni Shakur angrily charged that Garland was a gold-digger who ignored his son for 18 years; Garland blamed her nomadic lifestyle for making it impossible to find Tupac. "I'm the only person in here who lost somebody," Ms. Shakur snapped in early August 1997. "He don't even know my son's birthday." … Read More
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