Essay On Tupac

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Tupac Shakur, also known as 2pac and Makaveli, is a hip-hop icon. Not only was Tupac just a rapper, he was also a poet, actor, and a philosopher. Many people refer to him as a “Rap God” and “The King of Rap”. Tupac was well-known for his “Thug” image, rap skills, and his many conflicts. He changed the world, especially with his music and meaningful lyrics. He was born in the 1970’s, during the time of high racism against African Americans and the crack epidemic. While growing up in East Harlem, N.Y., his mother was a member of the Black Panther Party, and most of the people in his life were involved in the Black Liberation Party. Tupac overcame his struggles, rapped about things that mattered and he ventured out and did other things than…show more content…
(Reeves) This album generated controversy and made Tupac become very popular. His second album, “Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.Z”, came out in 1993, this album was more successful than his first and contained some of his greatest hits such as, “Keep Ya Head Up” and “I Get Around.” (“Tupac shakur”) Around 1994, Tupac started getting into conflicts with the law and he was arrested for violent crimes, leading to numerous criminal charges and civil lawsuits. In 1994, Tupac was shot five times and robbed at the Quad studio in Manhattan, New York. The next day, he left the hospital against the doctors will and then was found guilty of a sexual assault case, for which he denied. He was sentenced to one and a half to four and a half years in prison. While he was in prison, he spent most of his time writing songs and reading Shakespeare. He released the album “Me Against the World” while serving his term. The album was an immediate hit and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. (“Tupac shakur”) Shakur got bailed out after only serving eight months of his sentence, due to him making an agreement to release three albums and to sign to Suge Knight’s record label “Death Row”. He signed to Death Row in 1995, soon after he released his two-disk, best-selling album, “All Eyez on Me.” Now by this time, there was an East Coast/West Coast feud due to the growing popularity of

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