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Tupac Shakur (born 6.16.1971; died 09.13.1996) Tupac Shakur was an American rapper and actor who was famously shot dead during a drive-by shooting at the age of 25. Tupac Shakur: Childhood Tupac Shakur was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York. His parents were Black Panther Party activists Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland. He grew up around violent criminals such as his godfather, who was arrested for murder following a robbery. When he was 12-years-old, he joined Harlem's 127th Street Repertory Ensemble where he got involved in a play called 'A Raisin in the Sun'. He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, before transferring to the Baltimore School for the Arts where he landed various roles in Shakespeare plays and in the ballet 'The Nutcracker'. He was extremely popular at school and was well-known for his rap skills. He was also close friends with actress Jada Pinkett and joined the Baltimore Young Communist League USA. He then moved to Marin City, California and went to Tamalpais High School. During that time he got involved with a concert and was later signed by Atron Gregory as a roadie and dancer for Digital Underground. Tupac Shakur: Career Tupac Shakur made his first musical ventures with Digital Underground and caused controversy with his violence-themed debut album '2Pacalypse Now'. He became more commercially successful with his second album 'Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.' in 1993. That year he set up the group Thug Life which saw the release of only album 'Thug Life: Volume 1' through his own label Out Da Gutta Records. 'Me Against the World' was his third solo album which won Best Rap Album at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1996. In the year of his death, he unveiled fourth record 'All Eyez on Me' through Death Row Records. The record became platinum certified nine times by 1998. He then released posthumous fifth album 'Makaveli The Don - Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory' under the name Makaveli. Tupac has appeared in several films including 'Juice' with Samuel L. Jackson, Cindy Herron and Queen Latifah; 'Poetic Justice' alongside Janet Jackson and 'Above the Rim' opposite Duane Martin. Tupac Shakur: Personal life Tupac Shakur was generally considered very educated, being an avid reader with strong political interest and affiliations. In 1993, he was briefly imprisoned for assault after attempting to hit M.A.D. rapper Chauncey Wynn with a baseball bat. That year, he was also arrested after shooting two police officers who accused him of nearly running them over. The following year he was jailed for two weeks on another assault charge. In 1992, a 6-year-old boy was shot dead after Tupac's gun allegedly went off while being picked up by a member of his entourage. Though Tupac was not charged for the incident, he paid out a 6-figure sum to the boys' parents and later wrote two heartfelt songs about the incident. He was shot five times and robbed in 1994 though survived the attack and was taken to hospital conscious. He later accused Sean Combs and Biggie for the incident. In 1993, he was charged with sexual assault by a woman he had previously has consensual sexual relations with. He maintained his innocence even after being sentenced. Tupac was shot dead in a drive-by shooting after attending the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The incident took place after he and his entourage assaulted a member of the Crips gang Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson. Despite being his label boss, several people, including Snoop Dogg, later accused Death Row Records manager Suge Knight of arranging the murder.



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Tupac Shakur To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In 2017


Tupac Shakur Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The late rap icon Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year as part of the class of 2017, along with the likes of Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Joan Baez.

2016 was the first year that Tupac was eligible for consideration to be inducted into the Cleveland-based institution. An artist is eligible upon the 25th anniversary of the release of their first recordings, meaning that the rapper’s 1991 debut single ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby’, released in October that year, allowed him to be considered.

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Johnny Depp To Star In Biggie And Tupac Film 'LAbyrinth'


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Johnny Depp is to take on his first post-divorce movie project by starring in the forthcoming Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. as a police detective who investigated the unsolved murders of the two rap stars.

The Hollywood Reporter indicates that 53 year old Depp is attached to the project to play Russell Poole, the LAPD detective who investigated the slayings of the East and West Coast rap giants in LAbyrinth, a film to be directed by Brad Furman (of The Lincoln Letter) and whose release date is as yet unconfirmed.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp is to play LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the high-profile murders in 1997

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Dubious 'Selfie' Means Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive, According To Some Fans


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The late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well… if a new fan theory that has swooped upon a dubious ‘selfie’ circulating the internet is to be believed, that is.

The image comes from a YouTube video dating from 2015, which contains a photo taken on a smartphone purchased in 2011, according to those fans claiming its veracity. It features a man who, admittedly, resembles Tupac in a blue and black raincoat and a red bandana looking up into the camera lens.

According to news.com.au, the waterproof the man is wearing hit the shops in 2012. The makers of the video, who run the YouTube channel Tupac Legacy, say they’re “not 100 per cent [Tupac] is alive but I want to share my view”.

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First Trailer For Tupac Shakur Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' Released


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A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me has been released, on the same day that would have been the late rapper’s 45th birthday.

The tense clip, which was uploaded to the Instagram account of radio show ‘Big Boy’s Neighborhood’ on Wednesday night (June 15th), features the voice Danai Gurira, star of ‘The Walking Dead’ who plays Tupac’s late mother Afeni, who died last month at the age of 69.

TupacA waxwork figure of the late Tupac Shakur in Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas

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Tupac Shakur Broadway Show Pulled After Brief Run, Due To Failing Profits


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A Broadway musical may just be one of the strangest venues for a Tupac tribute. Audiences, who went to see Holler If You Hear Me seem to think so too and the musical has now closed after six weeks on Broadway. The tribute musical, which included a number of Tupac songs, had its disappointing run at the Palace Theater. Unfortunately, it failed to attract enough attendees to justify the $8 miillion investment, according to MTV. The show received mixed reviews and never brought in more than $175,000 per week (for the record, those are very poor sales numbers for a Broadway show.

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The aim of the show was to introduce a new audience to Tupac's work and to prove that a hip hop musical could flourish on Broadway.

“I was unable to sustain this production longer in order to give it time to bloom on Broadway,” lead producer Eric L. Gold said in a statement.

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Other Activities Aside, The CIA's Twitter Account Is Pretty Hilarious


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Whoever runs the CIA’s new Twitter account really wants to convince the world that the agency is fun, quirky, down with the cool kids and not at all a slightly scary government organization. Cue their one-month Twitterversary celebration. The agency’s followers had a lot of questions – and for once, the agency was fine with answering. Well, sort of.

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Tupac Shakur’s Final Words Were “F*ck You” To A Cop


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Tupac Shakur's death is surrounded by mystery, but for his devoted fans, a recent revelation would please them greatly.

In 1996, the rap star was shot four times after attending a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas, he died a week later in hospital on September 13th.

The murderer, who pulled the trigger in a drive-by assassination, has never been identified and maybe never will, but we now know what Tupac's final words were.

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Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**k You,' Other Famous Last Words


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The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman who questioned Shakur on the scene after the fatal shooting on September 7, 1996. Carroll told how he found the rapper, “covered with blood” and proceeded to try and find out what had happened: “So I’m looking at Tupac…I’m asking him, ‘Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?’ And he was just kind of ignoring me…All of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed…An ‘I’m at peace’ type of thing. When he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking me right in the eye.”

Tupac Famous Last Words Tupac's last words were his final act of defiance against the police

So, what profundity did Tupac, the voice of a generation, a rapper capable of penning poetic and poignant lyrics, have to say as his final words? Carroll continued, “That’s when I looked at him and said one more time, ‘Who shot you?’ He looked at me and he took and breath…then the words came out: ‘F**k you’.” And with his final act of defiance towards the police, the rapper died.

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So, Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were A Big "F*CK YOU" To Cops


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Finally, fans of Tupac Shakur breathe a sigh of relief. No, we still don't know the identity of his killer - and we probably never will - but at least we know the rapper's last words. Shakur died on September 13, 1996, six days after being shot four times following a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas. 

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Now, former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Chris Carroll who worked the case and who was at the scene when Tupac was shot, has revealed his final words.

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Tupac Shakur, Now Michael Jackson. Are Hologram Performances The Future?


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So, the King of Pop performed at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. Yes, you heard us right and no, there’s not a new King of Pop who has finally claimed the late Michael Jackson’s crown.  Michael Jackson himself performed on stage at the award show. Sort of. Before any of you start panicking that a bunch of necromancers organised the event, let’s clear something up. It was a hologram of Michael Jackson that took to the stage, and not the singer, who died in 2009 from a cardiac arrest.

Michael Jackson hologram A hologram of Jackson, dubbed the 'King of Pop' performed at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards

The scarily realistic hologram performed Jackson’s song “Slave To The Rhythm,” taken from the upcoming posthumous album. The hologram, dressed in a gold jacket and red trousers, even performed Jackson’s signature moonwalk. This is not the first time that a hologram of a dead musician has performed at a large-scale event. Back in 2012 a hologram of rapper Tupac Shakur, who was murdered in 1996 aged 25 years old, performed onstage at Coachella Music Festival.

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Edidon - Rapper Edidon from Tupac's "Outlawz" launches his "RealTalk" Show On TRadioV With his girlfriend of 3 years Deva Pink - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 11th November 2013

Edidon and Steve Adler - L.T. Hutton & Morgan Creek Productions host the official Tupac Shakur biopic announcement party at Zanzibar - Santa Monica, California, United States - Thursday 7th November 2013

Tupac Shakur, Edidon and Steve Adler
Tupac Shakur, Edidon and Steve Alder
Tupac Shakur, Ray Luv, Leila Steinberg, L.t. Hutton and Steve Adler
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Tupac Shakur and Edidon

Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds Saturday 16th June 2012 A new wax figure of music icon Tupac Shakur is unveiled at Madame Tussauds on his birthday

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Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds
Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds
Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds
Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds
Tupac Shakur and Madame Tussauds

Tupac Shakur and Las Vegas - Tupac Shakur Impersonator Las Vegas, Nevada - THE REEL AWARDS - A Star-Studded Show Featuring Award-Winning Impersonators held at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Thursday 24th February 2011

Tupac Shakur and Las Vegas

Tupac Shakur and Las Vegas - Wednesday 16th June 2010 at Madame Tussauds Washington DC, USA

Tupac Shakur and Las Vegas
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Tupac Shakur

Date of birth

16th June, 1971

Date of death

13th September, 1996

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.76


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