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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
Personal information
Birth nameLesane Parish Crooks
Also known as2Pac, Pac, Makaveli
BornJune 16, 1971
East Harlem, New York City
OriginOakland, California, U.S.
DiedSeptember 13, 1996(age 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationRapper, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist, writer
Years active1988 � 1996 (rapping) 1990 � 1996 (acting)
LabelsInterscope, Death Row, Amaru
Associated actsOutlawz, Johnny "J", Snoop Doggy Dogg, Digital Underground, Richie Rich, K-Ci & JoJo, Dave Hollister, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, Boot Camp Clik, Nate Dogg, Young Noble

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Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 � September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.

In addition to his career as a rap artist, he was also an actor. The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast � West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.

On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in the Las Vegas metropolitan area of Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died 6 days later of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.

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