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Tupac Amaru Shakur, to the audience known by stage names of Tupac, 2Pac or sometimes Makaveli, was a famous Amercian rap artist, social activist, actor, writer, as well as record producer. Tupac’s legacy extends from rapping, with over 75 million records sold, to acting with eight movies under his name, and even poetry with the release of his collection of poems by the title of “The Rose that Grew from Concrete”. However, in the industry Tupac is mostly known as a rap artist, who released one of the best-selling and most influential albums called “All Eyez on Me”. The album was released in 1996 and sold over 566 thousand copies during its first week, with more than 10 million copies sold in the United States alone.

Tupac Shakur Net Worth $40 Million

In 2014, “All Eyez on Me” was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making it one of the highest-selling albums in the US. This album is also the last studio work released when Tupac was still alive. That very same year, he was fatally wounded during a drive-by and passed away in 1996 on September the 13th. Despite his early death, Tupac left an enormous legacy on the music industry, as he remains one of the most influential rap artists to date. A famous rapper, how rich is Tupac? According to “Forbes”, in 2004 Tupac’s earnings amounted to $5 million, while in 2011, $3.2 million were added to his net worth from the album and merchandise sales. The sources state that Tupac’s net worth amounts to a total of $40 million.

Tupac Shakur was born in 1971, in New York, US, under the name of Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac was raised in a family of social activists, as both of his parents were members of a revolutionary socialist organization called “Black Panther Party”. Tupac attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he met one of his closest friends Jada Pinkett. At the age of 17, Tupac together with his family moved out to Marin City, where together with his group called “Strictly Dope” he had his very first concert. This led to Tupac being signed as a backup dancer to the alternative hip hop group “Digital Underground”. It was with this band that Tupac started his professional rapping career. After making a debut on one of the songs on “Digital Underground” album, in 1991 Tupac came out with his very first studio work “2Pacalypse Now”. The album raised a lot of controversy at the time with its political themes and issues emphasized through rough and brutal lyrics. Nevertheless, the album sold more than 923 thousand copies worldwide and attracted a lot of attention to Tupac’s work. Controversy followed Tupac throughout the rest of his rapping career and the releases of his albums “Thug Life: Volume 1”, “Me Against the World” and “All Eyez on Me” only contributed to Tupac’s portrayal in the media as a criminal. In 1992, Tupac took a brief step from rapping and debuted in the main role alongside Omar Epps in a crime drama film “Juice”. He then starred with Kidada Jones in “Poetic Justice”, and appeared with Tim Roth and Thandie Newton in “Gridlock’d”.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Office Christmas Party 2016 writer: "Dear Mama" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
Mr. Robot TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Creed 2015 performer: "Hail Mary" - as 2Pac / writer: "Hail Mary"
Straight Outta Compton 2015 performer: "Hail Mary", "California Love" - as 2Pac / writer: "Hail Mary"
Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation 2015 writer: "Same Song"
Get Hard 2015 performer: "Changes" - as 2Pac / writer: "Changes" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
Parks and Recreation 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
This Is Where I Leave You 2014 performer: "How Do U Want It" / writer: "How Do U Want It"
While We're Young 2014 performer: "HIT 'EM UP" / writer: "HIT 'EM UP"
California 2014 Video short as 2Pac, "California Love"
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century 2014 TV Movie performer: "Ghetto Gospel" - as 2Pac ft. Elton John
Battle of the Year 2013 writer: "Same Song" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" - as 2Pac / writer: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
That Music Show 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Turbo 2013 performer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me" - as 2PAC / writer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me"
Django Unchained 2012 performer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable" - as 2Pac / writer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable"
Tosh.0 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Deeds 2012 performer: "How Do You Want It?" - as Tupac / writer: "How Do You Want It?"
10 Years 2011 writer: "Same Song" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac
Battle Los Angeles 2011 performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac
Marmaduke 2010 performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac
Iron Man 2 2010 performer: "California Love" Single Version - as 2Pac
Valentine's Day 2010/I performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac
Madden NFL 2010 2009 Video Game performer: "Can't C Me" - as 2Pac / writer: "Can't C Me"
Middle Men 2009 performer: "California Love Remix" - as 2Pac
Notorious 2009 performer: "Hit em Up" / writer: "Hit em Up"
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2008 Documentary performer: "California Love"
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary performer: "Troublesome 96" - as 2PAC / writer: "Troublesome 96" - as 2Pac
Entourage 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Premiya Muz-TV 2007 2007 TV Special music: "California Love" fragment - uncredited
Freedom Writers 2007 "Keep Ya Head Up", "Papa'z Song" / performer: "Keep Ya Head Up" - as 2Pac
Blood Diamond 2006 performer: "When I Get Free" - as 2Pac / writer: "When I Get Free" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
UFC 59: Reality Check 2006 TV Special performer: "California Love" - uncredited
Tupac Is Not Dead 2006 Short "Can't C Me"
Alpha Dog 2006 performer: "Toss It Up" / writer: "Toss It Up"
Sunday Driver 2005 Documentary performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac
Tupac: Live at the House of Blues 2005 Video performer: "Ambitions Az A Ridah", "So Many Tears", "Troublesome", "Hit 'Em Up", "Tattoo Tears", "All About You", "Never Call U Bitch Again", "Freak 'n' You", "How Do You Want It", "Murder Was The Case", "The Shiznit", "If We All Gonna Fuck", "Some Bomb Azz Pussy", "Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Have None", "New York", "Big Pimpin'", "Do What I Feel", "G'z And Hustlas", "Who Am I? What's My Name?", "Me In Your World", "For My Niggaz And Bitches", "Doggfather", "Gun And Juice", "2 Of Ame
Underclassman 2005 performer: "California Love Original Version" - as 2Pac
Havoc 2005 writer: "How Do U Want It"
xXx: State of the Union 2005 writer: "As the World Turns"
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Wire 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "I Don't Give A Fuck" - as 2 Pac / writer: "I Don't Give A Fuck"
High Chaparall 2004 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Look at Me 2004 as 2 PAC, T.A.Shakur, "My Block Nitty Remix"
How to Be: Emo 2004 Short performer: "I Get Around"
Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 performer: "Thug N U Thug N Me" Remix - as 2 Pac / writer: "Thug N U Thug N Me" Remix - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
The Fighting Temptations 2003 as Tupac Amaru Shakur, "Dear Mama" / performer: "Dear Mama" - as 2Pac
Beef 2003 Documentary performer: "Pass the Mic Freestyle", "Animosity Freestyle"
Head of State 2003 writer: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary performer: "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "One Day at a Time", "Runnin' Dying to Live", "Holler If Ya' Hear Me", "Rebel of the Underground", "The Realist Killaz", "Trapped", "Keep Ya Head Up", "I Get Around", "Hit Em Up", "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch", "America the Beautiful", "Super Freak" / writer: "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "One Day at a Time", "Runnin' Dying to Live", "Holler If Ya' Hear Me", "Same Song", "Rebel of the Underground", "The Realist Killaz", "Trapped", "Keep Ya Head
Friday After Next 2002 performer: "How Do U Want It" / writer: "How Do U Want It"
Half Past Dead 2002 performer: "The Pledge Remix" / writer: "The Pledge Remix"
8 Mile 2002 performer: "Gotta Get Mine", "Temptations" - as 2Pac / writer: "Temptations" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur
Biggie and Tupac 2002 Documentary performer: "Superfreak"
Training Day 2001 performer: "Letter To The President" - as 2Pac / writer: "Letter To The President"
Baby Boy 2001 performer: "Hail Mary" / writer: "Hail Mary"
Scary Movie 2000 performer: "All Bout U" - as 2Pac / writer: "All Bout U"
Gang Related 1997 writer: "Lost Souls", "How Do U Want It", "Staring at the world thru my rearview"
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sunchaser 1996 writer: "Keep Ya Head Up" - as T. Shakur
Sunset Park 1996 performer: "High 'Til I Die" - as 2Pac / writer: "High 'Til I Die"
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scenes for the Soul 1995 performer: "Real Bad Boys" / writer: "Real Bad Boys"
Casper 1995 writer: "Same Song"
Bad Boys 1995 performer: "Me Against the World" - as 2Pac / writer: "Me Against the World"
Above the Rim 1994 performer: "Pain", "Holler If Ya Hear Me", "Pour Out a Little Liquor" - as 2Pac / writer: "Pain", "Holler If Ya Hear Me", "Pour Out a Little Liquor" - as T. Shakur
House Party 3 1994 performer: "I Get Around" - as 2-Pac / writer: "I Get Around" - as T. Shakur
Poetic Justice 1993 performer: "Definition of a Thug Nigga" - as 2Pac
Police Story 3: Supercop 1992 performer: "MADE NIGGAS" - as 2PAC / producer: "MADE NIGGAS" / writer: "MADE NIGGAS"
Nothing But Trouble 1991 writer: "Same Song" - as 2 Pac Shakur

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gang Related 1997 Det. Rodriguez
Gridlock'd 1997 Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore
Bullet 1996 Tank
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short Sniper (segment "Natural Born Killaz") (uncredited)
Above the Rim 1994 Birdie
Poetic Justice 1993 Lucky
A Different World 1993 TV Series Piccolo
Drexell's Class 1992 TV Series 2Pac
Juice 1992 Bishop
Nothing But Trouble 1991 Digital Underground member (as 2 Pac Shakur)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV Movie Special: Tupac Resurrection 2003 TV Special documentary short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw 2016 Documentary Himself
Jamaica House 2013 Documentary short
So Many Years, So Many Tears 2006 Video documentary
Scarface: Greatest Hits on DVD 2003 Video Himself (segments "Smile" and "Homies and Thuggs") (voice, as Makaveli, 2Pac)
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... 2001 Documentary Himself
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 1 2000 Video Himself (segment "Brenda's Got a Baby") (as 2Pac)
Tupac Shakur: Words Never Die 1997 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Saturday Night Special 1996 TV Series Himself - Host
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1996 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Gangsta Rap: An MTV News Special Report 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Rapper
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
In Living Color 1992-1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
The 1th Annual Minority Motion Picture Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Video Music Box 1993 TV Series Himself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Tupac & Above the Law: Call It What U Want 1993 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Big Short 2015 Himself (uncredited)
Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders 2015 Documentary Himself
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series Himself
Elvis What If? 2012 Documentary
Runnin' Rebels of UNLV 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 2 2011 Documentary Himself
Tupac: Reckoning 2009 Video documentary Himself
Inside Death Row 2008 Video Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2007 TV Series Himself - 'California Love' Video
Final 24 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rap Dreams 2006 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Remembering Makaveli, Volume 1 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Come Up 2006 Video documentary Himself
Tupac: Live at the House of Blues 2005 Video Himself (uncredited)
Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hip-Hop Honors 2004 TV Special Himself - Honoree
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Tupac vs. 2004 Video documentary Himself
Beef II 2004 Video documentary Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary
The Best of the Source Awards Vol. 1: Hip-Hop History 2003 Video documentary Himself
MTV Movie Special: Tupac Resurrection 2003 TV Special documentary short Himself
2Pac 4 Ever 2003 Video documentary Himself
Beef 2003 Documentary Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself
Tha Westside 2002 Video documentary Himself
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 2002 Documentary Himself
Biggie and Tupac 2002 Documentary Himself
HipHop Story: Tha Movie 2001 Video documentary Himself
Welcome to Death Row 2001 Video documentary Himself
I-5 North: Hiphopumentary 2001 Video Himself
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme 2000 Documentary Himself
Charlie Hustle: Blueprint of Self-Made Millionaire 1999 TV Movie Himself
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity 1999 Video documentary Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Rhyme & Reason 1997 Documentary Himself
Tupac Shakur: Thug Immortal 1997 Video documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series Himself
Primetime 1996 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Tupac: Resurrection (2003) · The Notorious B.I.G. (Performer, Writer)
· Eminem (Writer)
· Luis Resto (Writer)
· Edgar Winter (Writer)
1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "All Eyez On Me."
1996 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Me Against the World."
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Poetic Justice (1993)


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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
2 Auditioned for the role of Gerald "Gee Money" Wells in New Jack City(1991) but was turned down because he was than that of leading star Wesley Snipes.
3 Died on the same day that the pilot episode of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) premiered.
4 His godmother Assata Shakur, was found guilty of the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. She broke out of prison and fled to Cuba. In 2013 she was added to the FBI's list of Most Wanted Terrorists.
5 Was the original choice for Jody in Baby Boy (2001).
6 Was John Singleton's first choice to star in Shaft (2000) when the film was going to be called Son Of Shaft.
7 A fan of Tim Roth, Shakur was excited when he found out he was going to be in a movie with Roth. Roth, however, didn't like the idea of a rapper being in the movie with him, as he didn't know he was an actor before he became a rapper. Roth's attitude changed, when they tested together and the two were very good friends until Shakur's death.
8 Has another posthumous album tentatively tiled "Ready 2 Die". It's also his 14th album. [2005]
9 "Loyal To The Game" was released on Dec. 14. It is the 9th album of his to be released after his death. [December 2004]
10 New album 'Pac's Life' (originally titled 'Ready 2 Die') is released. [November 2006]
11 Was planning to record with the Wu-Tang Clan near the end of his life, as he revealed his admiration for their sound and lyrics.
12 His godfather was Geronimo Ji Jaga, a member of Black Panther Party for Self Defense, a radical group advocating violence in obtaining civil rights for African-Americans. Shakur's parents, Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland, were also members of the group.
13 Is portrayed by Anthony Mackie in Notorious (2009).
14 Tupac died with less than $100,000 in the bank.
15 Ranked #3 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.
16 Mentioned in the rap-rock song "Mope" by Bloodhound Gang, along with personalities like Luciano Pavarotti, The Notorious B.I.G., Falco, Tori Spelling, Bo Jackson and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
17 His favorite singer was Prince.
18 Along with friends, he founded the "Junior Black Panthers" in his youth.
19 Moved out of his mother's house when he was 17.
20 His 1996 song "Me and My Girlfriend" (from the rapper's posthumously released "Don Killuminati" album) chronicles Shakur's relationship with his pistol, which he frequently carried for protection. The "finger fucking" Shakur refers to in the song is actually a euphemism for pulling the trigger. The song was covered in 2003 by Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z with a slightly altered chorus; it reached the top ten of the American pop charts.
21 Recorded close to 150 songs during the final year of his life, and often completed three songs per day in the same period. Shakur also wrote lyrics in the studio and often performed his verses in one take. He felt that rappers who could not perform their verses properly on the first take weren't ready to be rappers. R&B music, on the other hand, was worthy of multiple takes for the vocal tracks, he felt.
22 Tupac used the Roland D70 synthesizer for his album "All Eyez On Me" (as seen in an interview with MTV in 1996).
23 His number one single, "California Love" was certified at sales of 2 million copies in 1998.
24 Shakur renamed his publishing company to "Joshua's Dream" in honor of a young, terminally ill child whose dying wish was to meet him.
25 Shakur was shot in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 at approximately 11:15pm, at the corner of Flamingo and Koval streets.
26 His first album, "2Pacalypse Now" was released November 12, 1991 and was certified gold. It contains 13 songs and reached number 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop albums.
27 "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" was recorded and mixed in a mere 7 days in August 1996. It was released November 5, 1996 and debuted at number one on both the pop album and R&B/Hip-Hop album charts, with 663,000 albums sold in its first week. It is certified at 7 million albums sold in the US and 28 million albums worldwide, making it both Tupac's best-selling album.
28 His career triumphs--a number one album and pop single-- both happened on the 13th: Rap's first double album, "All Eyez on Me" (certified by the RIAA as of December 2006 at 9 million copies sold) hit store shelves on February 13th 1996. His only number one pop single "How Do U Want It?", reached the apex of the Hot 100 on July 13th 1996. Sadly, it was on September 13th (a Friday) that Shakur succumbed to injuries sustained in a Las Vegas shooting.
29 He completed the 27 song "All Eyez On Me", considered by many to be his magnum opus, in only two weeks. Often cited as rap's first double album, "All Eyez" sessions began just hours after Shakur was released from jail. Released on February 13th 1996, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.
30 Gang member Orlando Anderson, often cited as Tupac's killer, was later murdered himself during an altercation at a LA car wash, on May 29th 1998. It should be noted that Anderson was never charged in the slaying.
31 Shakur considered singer Don McClean (best known as the singer/songwriter of the 1972 hit "American Pie") and Kate Bush as two influences in his life. Shakur also saw McClean's hit "Vincent" (a tale of painter Vincent Van Gogh) as one particular inspiration. In addition, Shakur cited African-American poet Maya Angelou and William Shakespeare as being equally important to him.
32 The song "To Live and Die in LA", was called by Shakur (who recorded the song under the name "Makaveli", for the "Seven Day Theory" album) "California Love, part 2-- without gay-ass Dre." It is unknown if "gay-ass Dre" is serious slur against Dr. Dre, who left Shakur's label Death Row records shortly after producing two tracks for "All Eyez On Me".
33 Recorded much of his vocals of the "All Eyez On Me" album with a Neumann U87 microphone. In addition, entire album was recorded on analog tape. This was considered somewhat archaic by 1995 recording standards, as much of the recording industry had transitioned to digital recording. (However, it should be noted that Dr. Dre, who produced two songs for the album still uses analog tape to record his music, as of late 2006).
34 Used an interpolation of the 1984 El DeBarge song "A Dream" for his hit "I Ain't Mad At Ya". Tupac's version, however, is at a faster tempo than the original.
35 Cited Prince as an inspiration and sampled his music on the "All Eyez On Me" album. Shakur mentioned in an MTV interview that "he [Prince] loves women like I love women.".
36 Read the article in "Entertainment Weekly" about his "Me Against The World" album's debut at number one, while incarcerated. The album's title song also appeared in Bad Boys (1995), which opened in March-- while Shakur was behind bars.
37 Was a fan of actor Tim Roth and was delighted to learn he would work with him on Gridlock'd (1997), released after Shakur's death.
38 His song "Hit 'Em Up", which Shakur considered a "classic battle record" is scathing attack on one-time friend 'Notorious BIG', Bad Boy Records, and Sean Combs. In addition, Shakur claimed that he slept with Faith Evans (Notorious BIG's wife) in the song's lyrics.
39 The harmonica in "So Many Tears" is a sample from Stevie Wonder's song "That Girl", which spent 9 weeks at number one on the R&B charts in 1982.
40 Biological Father Is Billy Garland.
41 First music artist to have a #1 LP while being in jail
42 Wrote a song, but died before he could finish it. Rap artist Eminem finished the song with his own lyrics and released it shortly afterwards.
43 Appeared on Forbes' "Top Earning Dead Celebrities" list in 2002, 2003 and 2004 with earnings of $7 million, $12 million and $5 million in each respective year.
44 He is the first rap/hip-hop artist in history to have a wax model of himself set to be placed in Madamme Tussaud's in Las Vegas
45 In a 2005 Rolling Stones Magazine Vote, Tupac was named #6 of the '100 immortal artists of all time' behind the likes of Elvis and Lennon
46 According to Guiness Book of Records 2004, he is the highest selling rap/hip-hop artist selling over 67 million copies worldwide
47 Had been rapping since he was 18 years old (1989).
48 His albums have sold 38 million copies in the USA alone.
49 Was a good friend of fellow hip-hop MC M.C. Hammer, who also was from Oakland, California, USA.
50 His 1996 song "Ghetto Gospel" was released in 2005, with some vocals by Elton John, and went to #1 in the UK, despite the fact he had been dead for eight years.
51 As a young man, he also studied ballet and dance
52 Started his career on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records with Digital Underground.
53 When he was 12 years old, his mother enrolled him in Harlem's 127th St Ensemble. He played Travis in "A Raisin in The Sun" in his first acting role
54 As a teenager, he studied drama at Baltimore's School for the Arts, where he rhymed under the name MC New York.
55 Was originally cast in Menace II Society (1993) but was fired after a physical altercation with director Allen Hughes.
56 In November 1994, he was robbed and shot five times by a pair of muggers in the lobby of a New York recording studio. Tupac survived the attack, and afterwards frequently boasted of his durability in his lyrics.
57 He was voted the 86th Greatest Rock 'n Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
58 10 albums have been released after his 1996 death; all have gone platinum.
59 He read for the part of "Bubba" in Forrest Gump (1994).
60 He was offered a record contract at the age of 13. However, his mother refused to let him sign anything at such a young age. She felt he had a lot to learn about the world before joining the music industry.
61 Was cast in the movie Woo (1998), but was shot five days before principal photography began.
62 Jim Carrey was his favorite actor.
63 Grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
64 Tupac is listed as the most successful gangsta MC in the "Guinness Book of World Records."
65 As a young man, Tupac also studied dance, including ballet.
66 In the song "Life Goes On" from the "All Eyez on Me" album, he rhymes about his own funeral.
67 Used the name Makaveli which is an altered spelling of Machiavelli, about whom he read while in prison.
68 Founding Member of the Outlawz
69 Appeared in the Salt-N-Pepa video, "Whatta Man.".
70 More of his music has been released since his death than was while he was alive.
71 Died on a Friday the 13th.
72 Was going to play the role of Malik in Higher Learning (1995)
73 Was engaged to Kidada Jones
74 He had the words "thug life" tattooed across his abdomen.
75 Son of black panther Afeni Shakur; grew up in Harlem, Baltimore, and Marin County, California.
76 Renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur in 1972 by his mother after Tupac Amaru, an Inca who was sentenced to death by the Spaniards. Tupac Amaru, in the Inca language, means "shining serpent".

#Quote
1 Thug Life to me is dead.
2 When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.
3 Dre was one of my heroes in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.
4 If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
5 I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable.
6 America wants its respect.
7 If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
8 I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.
9 With all my fans I got a family again.
10 I'll probably be punished for hard living.
11 I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.
12 The only time I have problems is when I sleep.
13 Let the Lord judge the criminals.
14 There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.
15 I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.
16 I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.
17 I'm a reflection of the community.
18 In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.
19 We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.
20 I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
21 Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?
22 What I learned in jail is that I can't change. I can't live a different lifestyle - this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
23 I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.
24 I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.
25 It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
26 Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
27 I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
28 Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
29 My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
30 I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
31 It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
32 All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
33 It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
34 But I know for a fact that had I had a father, I'd have some discipline. I'd have more confidence. Your mother cannot calm you down the way a man can. Your mother can't reassure you the way a man can. My mother couldn't show me where my manhood was. You need a man to teach you how to be a man.
35 If you walked by a street and you was walking on the concrete and you saw a rose growing from the concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So why is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stems and how I am leaning crooked to the side, you can't even see that I've come up from out of that
36 I swear, if they hadn't tried to ruin me, I never would have ended up being a rapper. I probably would have been a preacher or something.
37 I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
38 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.
39 The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
40 Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
41 Everybody's at war with different things...I'm at war with my own heart sometimes". In Vibe interview 2/96

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1 Nostril piercing
2 Wearing a bandana tied at the front
3 'Thug Life' tattoo across stomach
4 Shaved head and goatee
5 Socially conscious lyrics
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Is Tupac Shakur's Net Worth Deserved?

  • teabadger

    Being well known to be outspoken on issues of race,equal rights,disparities of wealth,police brutality,womes issues etc.. I know he’s now turning over in his grave knowing that all he’s worked for and all he suffered through,all of his money and work is now in the hands of non black opportunistic strangers. The people he fought to help during life are now being ignored while his fortune goes to fund some jerks lavish lifestyle. Had he known this or that his mother would be murdered because of it,I’m sure he would’ve never recorded a single song. RIP Tupac Amaru Shakur alias Makevelli.

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