He was arrested in Los Angeles for carrying a concealed weapon, was implicated in the shooting deaths of two undercover policemen and was convicted of sexual assault. In November 1994, in a much publicized incident, Shakur was shot four times while entering a New York recording studio and robbed of $40, 000 in jewelry. The following month he was sentenced to prison for the sexual assault conviction. After spending eight months in jail, his case was appealed and head of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, bailed Tupac out of jail. This also brought about the opportunity to sign him with Death Row Records.
On November 30, 1994, Tupac entered a Time Square studio accompanied by Stretch, one of his close friends, and his manager, Freddie Moore. There was a black man sitting on the desk in the entrance way of the office building. The man got up from the desk as two other men walked through the door. The three men followed him to the elevators, drew their guns and yelled, "Give up the jewelry, and get on the floor!" Instead, Tupac went for one of the guns, during his struggle, he was shot five times throughout his body, including two shots to the head. The robbers got away with $40,000 in
Shakur’s legal troubles continued in 1994 when he punched out Menace II Society co director Allen Hughes and served a fifteen-day sentence for his actions. The sexual charge came back to haunt Shakur in 1994 and he was convicted and sentenced to four and a half years in prison. The same day that Tupac was convicted, he was shot five times and robbed of his jewelry in a mugging Tupac claimed that the Notorious B.I.G., rapper that Tupac argued with over the past couple of years was responsible for hiring those who shot him. This intensified the East Coast – West Coast feud (Venable 98-99).
So the question is was the dead man really tupac? Another question most people ask is how did his driver Knight who is 6 foot 4 inches and weighs 260 pounds only walk away with injury from bullet fragments he wasn't even hit once Jason Parham says “Believe what you want but nobody is that good”. Tupac was cremated after his death so nobody saw his dead body(Jason Parham). This is important because the guy who cremated his body retired as soon as tupac's cremation was over, and he hasn't been seen since. Now a guy doesn't just retire and disappear especially after an event as big as Tupac's death. If nobody saw Tupac's dead body then did he actually die is the question asked
Knights label released some of the most known and greatest records ever, during which there was a feud between the west coast and the east coast hip hop artists. After Tupac's album “All Eyez On Me”,was released by Death Row Records it was rumored that Tupac was leaving the label. But another theory placed the blame on Suge Knight as one responsible for Tupac's murder. Also Tupac describes his desire to be buried when he passes away in the following verses: “Bury me smilin’/ with G’s in my pocket/ have a party at my funeral/ let every rapper rock it.”While it is true that these verses were referencing Tupac’s death and his wish to be buried, it cannot be assumed that his cremation proves that he is alive just because his family didn’t respect his wishes. In addition to this, the evidence provided that the autopsy had incorrect information is also questionable, but does not necessarily prove that it was fabricated. Misdocumentation by doctors on medical records is fairly common, and a result of human error. Could this be a clear explanation for the incorrect autopsy report, rather than assume there’s some sort of deception being carried
To help understand Tupac’s poem, you must grasp yourself around the image of a very young boy, who has no father, grew up in the rougher parts of New York, and was barely supported by his mother.
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
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,
Tupac Shakur, died September 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was shot 4 times, but the shooter was never found. He was shot two times in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh. The police, paramedics, and fire department arrived at the scene as soon as possible.
On the September 7th, 1996 a famous rapper of Death Row Records, named Tupac Shakur was killed after attending a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After the match, hotel surveillance video captured Tupac Shakur and entourage attacking Orlando Anderson in the MGM Grand lobby. Anderson was a member of the South side Crips who had robbed a member of Death Row Records earlier that year. Following the assault on Anderson, shots were fired into the vehicle Tupac and Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight were traveling in while sitting at a stoplight a block away from the crowded Las Vegas Strip. A white Cadillac pulled up to the right side of Knight’s BMW and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. Tupac Shakur was hit in the chest, pelvis and his right hand
Even though Tupac is not alive today his music still carries throughout this generation. His music talks about topics that most people are too scared to talk about. He gave people a voice that were not confident enough. He related problems to his real life. He stood up for himself through music and expressed himself through it.
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
copies, and I want that so badly, but I can't do that. I would be wrong to do that, knowing what I know and having the brain that I have, for me to even go and write some simple *censored* would be wrong even though I would get paid and I would get more people's money." (Patrick, Tony, n.p.) This means that Tupac has a strong will and values. He resisted the temptation to write some easy rhyming words and get peoples money. He instead followed his values and worked
Tupac Shakur’s death was an event everyone mourned and questioned. This hip-pop legend was taken so suddenly and mysteriously. No one exactly knows why this rap genius was taken from us and it is still yet to be figured out today. What made this shooting so different from others? Why couldn’t we solve it? These questions still race through people’s minds and always will.