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Subject: ARCHIVE: September 13, 1996 ~It was 22 years ago (unbelievable) prolific entertainer Tupac Shakur, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, amassing over 75 million estimated global sales, dies days after suffering mutliple gunshot wounds, at age 25. ...


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Date Posted: Thursday, September 13, 11:14:09am

Also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an prolific rapper
and actor, considered by many as one of the best rappers of all time. ...

Tupac Shakur
[ Tupac Amaru Shakur ]
[ Lesane Parish Crooks ]
(June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)


Shakur was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, but relocated to Los Angeles in 1988. When he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he became a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995). Later that year, after suffering legal troubles and a robbery and shooting, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry.

On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. His double-disc album, All Eyez on Me, which was released earlier that year, later became one of the best-selling albums in the United States. Shakur also became one of the best-selling music artists of all time, amassing over 75 million estimated global sales.

Much of Shakur's work has been noted for displaying contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of resistance and activist against inequities. Five more albums have been released since his death, all of which have been certified platinum. Outside music, Shakur also gained success an actor, with his roles as Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993), Ezekiel Whitmore in Gridlock'd (1997), and Jake Rodriguez in Gang Related (1997) all gaining praise from critics.

Learn MORE of the prolific musician/actor Tupac Shakur …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupac_Shakur
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3735/tupac-amaru-shakur

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