Tupac Shakur: A Brief Life Story

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“The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams”-Tupac Shakur
Lesane Parish Crooks also known as was Tupac Shakur was brought into the world on June 16, 1971 in the beautiful state of New York City. Both of Shakur’s Bill Garland and Afeni Shakur were both black panthers around the late 1960’s and late 70’s, Shakur lived a hard life as a child and grew up around a lot of violence and criminal defense. When Shakur was smaller his godfather Elmer Pratt had been convicted of murdering a high school teacher in 1982 and was also one of the top ranked Black Panthers. Soon after that his stepfather spent 4 years in prison after trying to help his sister escape prison. When Shakur was only 12 years he starred in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” he was a boy named Travis Younger and he also got the chance to preform it at the famous Apollo Theater in Manhattan, New York. In order to understand why Tupac Shakur is and American cultured icon, one need to have a description of his background a critical analysis of his moral behavior and his impact and importance in American music.
A couple of years later he and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. While he was there he attending a high school there for a couple of years and then attended Baltimore School of Arts which was a preforming arts school located close to his home. He studied lots of things there that had nothing to do with music like jazz, ballet, poetry and acting. He even preformed in the famous play “The
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