Tupac Shakur

Rap Artist + Actor and Poet
Born Jun 16, 1971

Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur had sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.… Read More

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1971 Birth Shakur was born on June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City.
1972 1 Year Old His birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks, but in 1972, he was renamed after the last Incan emperor. … Read More


1982 - 1987 2 More Events
1988 17 Years Old In 1988, Shakur and his family moved to Marin City, California, a residential community located north of San Francisco, where he attended Tamalpais High School in nearby Mill Valley. … Read More
1989 18 Years Old He began attending the poetry classes of Leila Steinberg in 1989. … Read More
1990 19 Years Old He set him up as a roadie and backup dancer with the hip hop group Digital Underground in 1990.


1991 20 Years Old In October 1991, Shakur filed a $10 million civil suit against the Oakland Police Department, alleging that the police brutally beat him for jaywalking. … Read More
His second studio album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z, was released in February 1993. … Read More
Although the original version of the album was not completed, Shakur performed the planned first single from the album, "Out on Bail" at the 1994 Source Awards. … Read More
Shakur therefore aligned himself with Suge, Death Row's CEO, who was already bitter toward Combs over a 1995 incident at the Platinum Club in Atlanta, Georgia, which culminated in the death of Jake Robles, Suge Knight's friend and bodyguard; Knight was adamant in voicing his suspicions about Combs' involvement. … Read More
On February 13, 1996, Shakur released his fourth solo album, All Eyez on Me. … Read More
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