Also known as 2Pac, Makaveli
Born June 16, 1971(1971-06-16)
East Harlem, Manhattan,
New York City, New York,
Origin Marin City, California, United States
Died September 13, 1996 (aged 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist
Years active 1990 – 1996
Label(s) Interscope, Out Da Gutta, Death Row, Makaveli, Amaru
Associated acts Digital Underground, Richie Rich, Dave Hollister, Yaki Kadafi, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Outlawz, Daz Dillinger
In late 19932,2PAC Shakur formed the group Thug Life with a number of his friends, including Big Syke, Macadoshis, his stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, and Rated R. The group released their first and only record album Thug Life: Volume 1 on September 26, 1994, which went gold. The album featured the single "Pour Out a Little Liquor" produced by Johnny "J" Jackson, who went on to produce a large part of Shakur's album All Eyez on Me. The group usually performed their concerts without Shakur.
The concept of "Thug Life" was viewed by Shakur as a philosophy for life. He developed the word into a backronym standing for "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody".citation.He declared that the dictionary definition of a "thug" as being a rogue or criminal was not how he used the term, but rather he meant someone who came from oppressive or squalid background and little opportunity but still made a life for himself and was proud.
September 1996 shooting
The famous photograph of Shakur's last moment alive, taken just minutes before the drive-by shooting, from the cover of the book The Killing of Tupac Shakur by Cathy ScottOn the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur attended the Mike Tyson - Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After leaving the match, one of Suge's associates spotted 21 year-old Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson, a member of the Southside Crips, in the MGM Grand lobby and infor...
Michel'le Toussaint(born 1970) is an R&B vocalist of Louisiana Creole heritage. She is known for her squeaky, child-like speaking voice which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. The singer was originally signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. In 1989, she released Michel'le. Her self-titled debut album was entirely produced by then boyfriend Dr. Dre. The album contained "No More Lies" and the hit singles "Nicety" and "Something in My Heart." Michel'le sold 1.5 million copies. She is imitated and generally made fun of on Tim Dog's infamous song, "Fuck Compton". Michel'le was the featured female vocalist on World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1988 single "Turn Off the Lights".
In 1998, she released her second album "Hung Jury" but it garnered little attention and no hit records.
Following Dr. Dre’s departure from Death Row Records, Michel’le and Dr. Dre parted ways. Michel’le had one child—Marcel—with Dr. Dre, and another—Bailei—with Suge Knight. Soon after Bailei's birth, her relationship with Knight ended.
Her most recent music was contribution to the Dysfunktional Family soundtrack in 2003. She has since confirmed through several media outlets that she’s been working on new material and looking for a label for her third album.
1998: Hung Jury
U.S. R&B charts
"No More Lies" (1990)
"Keep Watchin'" (1990)
"Something In My Heart" (1991)
"Hang Tyme" (1998)
"Can I Get a Witness?" (1998)
Born November 30, 1937(1937-11-30)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Died March 19, 2007 (aged 69)
Belleville, Illinois, United States
Occupation R&B singer and songwriter
Luther Thomas Ingram (November 30, 1937 — March 19, 2007) was an R&B soul singer and songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, his songs appeared in the pop and R & B charts, even though he worked for a small label, Koko Records, owned by his manager and producer, Johnny Baylor. Koko and Baylor were closely associated with the Memphis-based Stax Records label during the height of its commercial success.
Ingram is best known for his hit, "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right", written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton and Raymond Jackson. The song placed number one on Billboard magazine's R&B chart, and peaked at number three on that publication's Hot 100 chart in 1972 (later successfully covered by Millie Jackson, and Barbara Mandrell, Rod Stewart's version is on his album Foot Loose & Fancy Free). Other popular tracks include "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)" and "I'll Be Your Shelter." He also co-authored the Staples Singers hit, "Respect Yourself".
Ingram was responsible for the classic 1966 Northern Soul stormer "If It's All The Same To You" and it's instrumental "Exus Trek" on HIB records.
Ingram died March 19, 2007 at a Belleville, Ill., hospital of heart failure. He had suffered for years from diabetes, kidney disease and partial blindness, his wife, Jacqui Ingram, said.
CHECK THAT SONG OUT... THA VOICE AND THA LYRICS...luther ingrams GONNA MAKE YOUR HEART MELTING...
Birth name Andre Romelle Young
Born February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18) (age 43)
Origin Compton, California, United States
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, turntables, drum machine
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) Epic, Ruthless, Priority, Death Row, Aftermath, Interscope
Associated acts N.W.A,World Class Wreckin' Cru, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, Jay-Z, Nas, Eve, Busta Rhymes
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), primarily known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper, and record executive. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records, also having produced albums for and overseeing the careers of many rappers signed to those record labels. As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.
Dr. Dre began his career in music as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life.His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993 and to win a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride."In 1996, he left Death Row to found his own label Aftermath Entertainment, producing a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, and releasing a solo album titled 2001, in 1999, for which he won the Grammy producer's award the next year.
During the 2000s, he focused his career on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals in other artists' songs. Rolling Stone named him among the highest-paid performers of 2001and 2004.Dr. Dre also had acting roles in the 2001 fi...