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Tupac is the equvialent to Jesus himself as far as an impact on the world goes...he set the standards for all rappers even tho Ice-T is the original father of gangsta rap tupac sorta set it in stone. upon his murder another Diana occured...people immediatley began thinking he was'nt dead or he was murdered by the F.B.I. or something like that but im rambling.2pac's words and actions may or may not have affected the world more than Jesus. even my mother who hates rap admits 2pac was the Barthlolomew Roberts of the nineties. some go as far as calling him the god of rap but he was all that and more...he was a poet who like jesus told everybody to be nice (thuggin) to eachother and was crucified by the press and public and was finally killed by some jerk in the employ of biggie smalls. R.I.P 2pac.
some teacher: Tupac corrupted the minds of millions. he is BAD!

me: WRONGO! 2pac RULZ!!1
by yung leggo'z March 07, 2008
Tupac Amaru was named after an Inca Chief, it's meaning is shining serpent. Tupac Amaru Shakur grew up around many influential leaders of the Black Panther Party. His mother, born Alice Faye Williams, who later changed her name to Afeni Shakur, was a section leader in the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party spurn from a movement to re-open the New York Public Schools, feed school kids breakfast and gain equal civil rights for African Americans.

Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, one month prior to his birth, a pregnant Afeni had just defended herself in court and been acquitted of 156 counts charged against her and other members of the Black Panther Party-called the Panther 21. Living in the Bronx, she found steady work as a paralegal and raised her son to respect the value of obtaining knowledge.

From childhood, everyone called him the "Black Prince." For misbehaving, he had to read an entire edition of The New York Times. When he was two, his sister, Sekyiwa, was born. Her father, Mutulu, was a Black Panther who, a few months before her birth, had been sentenced to sixty years for a fatal armored car robbery and had to leave the family.

Mutulu went away, the family experienced hard times. No matter where they movedthe Bronx, Harlem, with family-Tupac was distressed. "I remember crying all the time. My major thing growing up was I couldn't fit in. Because I was grew up everywhere. I didn't have any buddies that I grew up with." As time passed, the issue of his father tormented him. He felt "unmanly," he said. Then his cousins started saying he had an effeminate face. "I don't know. I just didn't feel hard."

The loneliness began to wear on him. He retreated into writing love songs and poetry. "I remember I had a book like a diary. And in that book I said I was going to be famous." He wanted to be an actor. Acting was an escape from the reality of life. He was good at it, eager to leave his tough times behind. "The reason why I could get into acting was because it takes nothing to get out of who I am and go into somebody else."

His mother enrolled him in the 127th Street Ensemble, a theater group in the Harlem section of Manhattan, where he landed his first role at age twelve, that of Travis in A Raisin in the Sun. "I lay on a couch and played sleep for the first scene. Then I woke up and I was the only person onstage. I can remember thinking, "This is the best shit in the world!" That got me real high. I was learning a secret: This is what my cousins can't do."

In Baltimore, at age fifteen, he fell into rap; he started writing lyrics, walking with a swagger, and milking his background in New York for all it was worth. People in small towns feared the Big Apple's reputation; he called himself MC New York and made people think he was a tough guy.

He enrolled in the illustrious Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting and ballet with white kids and finally felt "in touch" with himself. "Them white kids had things we never seen," he said. "That was the first time I saw there was white people who you could get along with. Before that, I just believed what everyone else said: They were devils. But I loved it. I loved going to school. It taught me a lot. I was starting to feel like I really wanted to be an artist.”

In the late eighties, Shakur teamed up with Humpty-Hump (a.k.a. Eddie Humphrey, a.k.a. Gregory "Shock-G" Jacobs) and other Oakland-based rappers to create Digital Underground, a band intent on massive bass beats and frenetic, Parliament- Funkadelic-style rhythms. In 1990, the group released its debut and best album, Sex Packets, a pulsating testament to the boogie power of hip-hop, featuring two classic tracks, "Humpty Dance" and "Doowutchyalike." After an EP of re-mixes in 1991, D.U. released Sons of the P and, the following year, The Body-Hat Syndrome, all on Tommy Boy Records.

In 1992, Shakur entered a most fruitful five-year period. He broke free of D.U. and made his solo debut, 2Pacalypse Now, a rap album that put him in the notorious, highspeed lane to stardom. That same year he starred in Juice, an acclaimed low-budget film about gangs that introduced him to the Big Screen. In 1993, he recorded and released Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., an album that found Shakur crossing over to the pop charts. The same year, Shakur played a single father and Janet Jackson's love interest in the John Singleton film Poetic Justice.

In November of 1994, he was shot five times during a robbery. Shakur miraculously recovered from his injuries to produce his most impressive artistic accomplishments, including 1995's Me Against the World, which sold two million copies, and the double- CD All Eyez on Me, which sold nearly three million. As his career arc began a steep rise toward fame and fortune, Shakur was shot and fought for his life before succumbing to his injuries. Though his death was a jolt to his fans and the music community, Shakur himself often said that he expected he'd die by the sword before he reached thirty.

Shortly after his murder, The Don Killuminati, under the pseudonym "Makaveli" was released. In January of 1997, Gramercy pictures released Gridlock'd, a film in which Shakur played the role of a drug addict to mostly good reviews. His final film, Gang Related, was released in 1997. Afeni Shakur founded Amaru Entertainment/Records in 1997 as a way to legitimately release the huge catalog of unreleased work Tupac completed before his physical passing. Amaru Records has released several albums and a book of Tupac’s original poetry titled “The Rose That Grew From Concrete.” The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, also founded by Afeni Shakur, started with the goal of nurturing the arts in our young people. The vision grew and in 2001,The Foundation embarked on the ambitious goal of building the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, an arts art center that will house a museum of artifacts from Tupac’s life & career, an art gallery, education wing, screening room, and a theater for plays and productions. Around the same period, Amaru Films and MTV started production on a feature documentary on Tupac’s life, narrated in his own words and targeted for release in 2003. Several more albums and soundtracks are in production as well. Tupac was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top grossing celebrities who are no longer physically alive. “Until The End of Time” was the top grossing Hip- Hop Album of 2001 and helped secured Tupac as the top selling Hip-Hop artist (dead or alive) ever with over $38 million records sold to date. Although no longer physically here, Tupac’s spirit continues to soar among the stars.
Tupac hits: Hit em up, Heartz of men, Starin through my rear view

also known as 2pac has 20 more unreleased tracks some which are: Resist The Temptation, Dopefiend's Diner, I'm Back, and Me and My Closest Roaddawgz
by nevershouldfuckedwithme June 07, 2009
tupac shakur a.k.a. makaveli tha don...1971-1996.i gotta say that he was 1 of a kind, not like the other fake ass rappers.he was rappin bout the problems that black people used to face in da "white mans world".he was the one talkin bout the real life not the imitation.he was not rappin bout his cars,houses,fortune,bitches...all the time.u can see thse in only a few songs of him.he was a great poet as we can all understand readin by his lyrics at least.now every rapper is tryin 2 be like the don.noway man no fuckin way.now i know that he is ridin' with his cousin kato in the heaven's ghetto or he is smokin in da thugz mansion with his homies.ı know they keep thugin all day and all night...and at last, all these motherfuckin fakeass rappers who is tryin to dirty up his legacy and name,or usin his name not to pay their respects ,only to gain some advantage will face him in the other side and u can guess the end:HE'LL PUT DOWN HIS GINZ AND THEN GRAB HIS AK'S.BUCK BUCK BUCK...RIP-DON
Keep thugin Tupac, Keep ridin....I'LL SEE U IF THERE'S A ""GHETTO in HEAVEN"" and U KNOW WHAT I'M SURE THERE IS MAN, I'M SURE....
by stw2005 September 04, 2006
da best rapper eva... im so in love wit him.. hella betta den biggie
do u got da new tupac cd?
by SeXXi KaY KaY April 26, 2005
1. An exclamation used to show excitement, enthusiasm, agreement or affirmation. Similar to holla or word.

2. To do something in a thug manner or style.

(Generally not capitalized)
1. A: Let's go hit up Donut Man before class.
B: Tupac!

2. I'll bitch slap that girl tupac-style.
by Asian Queen March 21, 2008
Tupac was more than a rapper. He was a beautiful man that arose from nearly nothing. His Father was a murderer, his step-father was a murderer, and his mother was a crack addict. Tupac was raised basicly by the streets, and The laws he abided by were laws set by the streets.

Tupac has been called an amazing lyricist by fans. Often even professors would say how great his lyrics were. Tupac had the ability to create a song that anyone on earth can enjoy yet have it mean so much.

Tupac was stuck in the game at the end of his life. He did horrible things as a gang member, however regreted them all at the end. Tupac was a criminal, but struggled with the idea of it. He's seen people die around him from his father to his close friends, and forever had the question in his mind "Is there a heaven for a G?" I sure hope so 2Pac
"No memories, just misery
Painting a picture of my enemies killing me in my sleep
Will I survive till' the morning to see the sun?
Please lord forgive me for my sins
Cause here I come..."

RIP Tupac
by Killer Kobe November 14, 2006
Tupac.. shytt.. if u have to look this up to find out who he is.. das sad.. Tupac (2pac) Ameru Shakur, was a legndary rapper who evoluionized the hip hop industry. his words were pure poetry an about his life an his struggle. Many people heard his lyrics da he spit an realized what is happening around them an to others. he truely was a legendary rapper an his music will live on.. shyt u'll hear his music even today remix or original dunt matter wut beat it is.. it's his lyrics that catches us the most
Tupac was sickk to the limitt.. him an big were the illest an kept turnin iller. R.i.P to both of y'all
by Infamous G August 30, 2006
Tupac Amaru Shakur was the name that his mother,Afeni Shakur, gave him after an Incan Warrior named Tupac Amaru. He was one of the best black artists, and was also the best rapper that ever hold the mic. There's no MC that expressed his feeling as deep as Tupac. There's a lot of controversy about his life, with negative and positive points, but it's just a sign of a man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a pro black warrior, and wanted to be a leader like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X was, through Rap... he wrote about almost everything you can imagine in this life. Even being the best rapper, he didn't bragged this title. Like Jesus divided the time in "Before Christ, After Christ", Tupac divided the Hip Hop in "Before Pac, After Pac" like the album of the Outlawz with the same title says "Outlawz - 2005 A. P."...
"I don't think I'm the best rapper, the best nothing, I just think I'm the realest nigga out there" - Tupac

"And even though I act crazy, I gotta thank the Lord that you made me! There are no words that can express how I feel, you never kept a secret, always stay real, and I appreciate how you raised me, and all the extra love that you gave me" Tupac on "Dear Mama"

by Buga April 24, 2006