Tupac Amaru Shakur is perhaps the best rapper to ever walk the earth. It is rumored that he is still alive. He did not rap about stupid shit like Lil Wayne does now. He was from several of the most violent cities in America. (Baltimore,L.A.,Brooklyn) But he understood the streets. If you asked ten different people about Tupac you'd get ten different answers. In one song he is rapping about killing, The next song it is all about peace. He died September 16 1996 supposedly. He was born June 16th 1977. Overall he was a great man.