Tupac Shakur was a very talented man. His poem “ I Cry” has a deepful meaning to it. He was born Sept 13, 1996. He grew up in New York City. In his poem he is telling how he is alone with no one to listen to him & his pain he is dealing with. He has no “ ear to confide in”.
In October 1995 Tupac was eventually released due to Suge knight who was the CEO of ‘Death row records’, this amazing gesture enabled 2 Pac to immediately start working on his next album. While in prison 2 Pac read books by Machiavelli, Tsun szu’s ‘Art of war’ and other works of political and social strategies which
Violent lyrics, a bad-boy image, and a long criminal record are what attracted and connected millions of young adults to the now legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Tupac was a man of contradictions; for example, his music degraded and also praised strong women. Tupac Shakur rapped about problems that inner-city black Americans could relate to, along with his legal and personal drama; you could not get away from Tupac in the 1990’s. From the womb to the day Tupac Shakur died he went through the struggles many self-proclaimed “gangsters” these days do as well; but using these problems he took the rap and hip-hop game to another level.
Tupac Shakur is one of the most legendary and popular poetic/rap artists to this day. He is considered to be one of the most influential people of his time, influencing every African-American citizen in North America. Thought of as the creator of rap, Tupac has sold over seventy-five million albums worldwide although his career ended as quickly as it started. Six, is the number of years Tupac spent making rap professionally. Thirteen is the number of years Tupac spent writing poetry and rap lyrics. Twenty-five is how old Tupac was when he received four bullets to his chest causing him to pass away. In those twenty-five years, Tupac has influenced millions of people and artists
The song ¨Changes” is written and performed by Tupac Shakur who was born June 16, 1971 and was shot down September 13, 1996. Tupac was quite successful and was known to be a gangsta rapper as well as a poetic rapper at the same time. Changes seeks the best out of both these worlds and addresses the issue of poverty and poor treatment by police that the African American community face often on a day to day basis.
Throughout a person’s life, they have to deal with obstacles thrown at them from every direction. The methods of dealing with these obstacles vary from person to person. Nonetheless, people have to deal with these obstacles, and the ways they combat the problems may alter the outcome of it. Ralph Marston stated that one should not allow themselves to become one of their obstacles. With this, the surroundings of a person and their obstacle, as well as the process in which they deal with them, contributing to them becoming an obstacle themselves.
When pertaining to thought of the hip-hop production and history, Tupac Shakur is one of the first names that pops to mind. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada just at the age of 25! His mother, Afeni Shakur was an active revolutionary of the Black Panther Party. She became pregnant with her son in 1970 while on bail after being accused of plotting to start an ethnicity war, Mrs. Shakur was absolved the year after strongly protecting herself in court, demonstrating a talent for speech which her son later comes to acquire. Tupac had a sister that was 2 years apart from him her name was Sekiya Shakur. William “Billy” Garland was the biological father of Tupac Shakur. Even though he was his father in blood he wasn’t actually a father figure he did very little to care for Tupac, only seeing him hardly any times up until Tupac reached the age of 5, Afeni and Tupac lost all contact with Garland. Shakur had a father figure known by the name of Mutulu Shakur, his stepfather. Mutulu Shakur was a former and active Black Liberation party member and condemned criminal,
In the same fashion that Elvis defined Rock ‘n’ Roll; Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop music scene, as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2Pac, or Makaveli) so special were his enormous talent, his on screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was “real” and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards. He was originally from Brooklyn, New York. Tupac spent a lot of time moving around as he was growing up. He was the son of a Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland. Tupac moved from Harlem, to Baltimore, to Oakland. The constant moving caused Tupac to fit into his new
A few years later his family moved to the West Coast in California where he began to to grew as an artist. In 1995, he became a solo artist and signed to Death Row with label CEO Marion “Suge Knight. That same year he also dropped his album Me Against the World . He record this album while he was in jail. According to a BET article, he was arrested for a felony with a deadly weapon. Despite his issues of being in prison, he was the first artist to go Number One on the Billboard charts while he was in prison. On September 7th 1996, Tupac was gunned down and was pronounced dead after 6 days of fighting for his life. As an artist he spoke a lot of violence and how to be aware of the society that everyone is exposed to. He spoke to the youth and was actively involved in the group the Black Panther which emphasizes equity and black power. Tupac music had meaning and emotion behind it that most struggling people in the urban community could connect to which made his so popular because people could relate. According the Rolling Stone index, Tupac was viewed as “one of the most dynamic, influential and self destructive pop stars of the Nineties.” Despite him going to jail for his wrong doings, he was a man who spoke only of the
Tupac’s mother , Afeni Shakur was a member of the black panther party.Nine months before his birth , his mother was incarcerated and released a month before and three days before his birth. His mother was a strong black woman ,who raised him and his brother as a single parent .Fighting the drug and police life , his family moved from New York to Baltimore where he fell in love in love for the arts .He was enrolled to the Baltimore Performing Arts School where he met and became friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.Living there for a while , his mother became an addict and he had to move to California with his cousin.
Tupac Shakur was the king or rap back in the mid-90s. He was thug poet; the voice of a generation and his music still lives on inspiring rap music today. While his music and lyrics tell a story of the streets, the once great rapper is now better known for the mysterious circumstances surrounding his 1996 death, just like the John F. Kennedy assassination before it. The murder of Tupac still remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the late-20th century. There are many theories about his death, some more outlandish than others-though it is most likely that Tupac was murdered by friend and mentor Suge Knight, because of east coast west coast rivalry, Suge’s greed because of Tupac’s plan to leave Death Row Records, and Suge’s undeniable
Tupac Shakur is a person who isn’t just a Hip hop musician, he’s a legend who changed the world. Tupac Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 East Harlem, New York City, NY, In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground which was a month after his mother was acquitted of more than 150 charges of “Conspiracy against the United States Government and New York landmarks” in the New York Panther 21 trial his mother Afeni Shakur and his father Billy Garland were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. His
Shakur was an amazing artist of his time and still is. There are an exceeded amount of reasons why I decided to write about Tupac Shakur. He’s had a crazy life and I can’t imagine living the life he’s lived. He’s a very interesting person to research about. There are a lot of different stories, theories, experiences and lessons you can learn by learning about one person. He has a unique life nobody could ever relive. He started from the bottom and lived life like nobody else. Shakur can show you how you can start with a life with nothing, but work your way up to the top. This is just a couple of the reason’s why I chose to read, research and learn about a rap legend. Tupac Shakur had a wild life and a one you can really learn from. It’s really interest me about him, just how he’s lived. Shakur is my most favorite rapper. Everything about him, his music, his life is so unbelieveable. You really can’t even think about a type of life
When most people hear the name Tupac, they think of a tattooed thug, a gangsta rapper killed in a tragic shooting who only got what was coming to him, a man who lived by the gun, and who died by the gun. However, those people probably have never taken a chance to look beyond what their eyes tell them, past the ignorance and into the depths of the man who really was Tupac.
When thinking of the Hip-Hop industry, one of the first names that comes to mind is Tupac Shakur. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971. He was reared by his mother Afeni Shakur who was an active member of the Black Panthers. Tupac's family later relocated to Oakland, California, where he spent much of his time on the street. As a kid, he was always getting himself into trouble, and he was very lonely. He started writing songs to keep himself out of trouble. An article from VIBE magazine "Troubled Times for Tupac Shakur" quotes Tupac. "'I was lonely, I didn't have no big brothers, no big cousins until later. I could remember writing songs.... I remember writing poetry.' " 1 Tupac was talented in the areas of