Tupac Shakur

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The Life and Death of Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, a gangster rapper and actor who was very successful, was shot several times on September 9, 1996. He died nearly a week later on September 15, 1996 after being in a coma for days. Shakur was like most rappers in the early to mid 90’s. He partied, drank, smoked, and was in and out of jail. A large portion of his career was spent in a “battle” between the east coast (New York) and the west coast (California). Many believe this is a cause for his assassination, but this has yet to be proven. Tupac Shakur’s death was untimely due to his asset to the music industry and his flourishing career, but many believe that his death was timely due to his feud with an old friend, Christopher Wallace. In his early life Shakur was born in Baltimore but in his teen years moved to Los Angeles with his mother. He was born to two black panthers (Anson para. 6). While in Baltimore Shakur attended the Baltimore School of the Arts where he first began acting and writing poetry. He also would rap at school. Shakur originally wanted to be an actor and was intrigued by things such as Shakespeare and ballet which is why he attended the arts school in Baltimore. This school gave him a new experience which in turn made him the talented lyricist he is known to be today. During his last years of high school he and his mother moved to…show more content…
His mother believed that his time was coming and that he would die at an age divisible by 5. Shakur died at the age of 25. His mother also believed that he would die at peace which he did according to the cop the stated his last words. "And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an 'I'm at peace' type of thing. Just like that. . . He went from fighting to 'I can't do it'” (Reed para. 9). Shakur was at peace when he died. It seems as though he knew that it was his time, like in his music video for “I Ain’t Mad At
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