DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY
DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV
5'10 Weight: 168
Mother: Afeni Shakur
Father: William Garland
Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams
Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur
Half Brother: Maurice Harding
(Mopreme of Thug Life)
Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew,
Strictly Dope, Digital Underground,
Thug Life, Outlaw
Aliases: MC New York, 2Pac, Makaveli (the don)
Tupac's given name was Lesane Crooks. He was the son of
Afeni Shakur (government
name Alice Fay Walker) who
was one of the defendants at the Panther 21 trial.
Tupac studied drama at Baltimore's School
For The Arts,
where he rapped under the name MC New York.
At the Baltimore School of the arts, Tupac met Jada
who would become a close friend of his
Tupac was planned to act in the movies Cool Runnings,
Learning, Menace II Society and How To Be A Player.
As a young man, Tupac also studied ballet and dance.
Shakur was named after an Inca Indian chief,
"Tupac Amaru" means "Shining serpent" and "Shakur" means
to god" in Arabic.
When Tupac was 12 years old, his mother enrolled him
in Harlems 127thSt Ensemble. He played
"A Raisin in The Sun" in his first acting role.
While he was with Digital Underground, someone once
a 12 gauge shotgun in Tupac's face because of a
dispute over a woman at a Martin Luther King Jr festival.
the individual letters in his THUG LIFE tattoo
stood for "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fuck Everybody"
said that because of his moms ties with the Black
Panthers, the FBI was always after him and his family.
his hit song "Dear Mama" while in prison.
Tupacs first appearance ever was on Digital Underground's
where he raps wearing West African war clothes
in the video.
Kidada Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones and fianc√ƒ¬©
Tupac, has a tattoo of Tupac on her arm.
Tupac was a big fan of Jim Carrey
Porn Star Spontaneous XXXStacy, who's
been in mags
like Portfolioand Players has a tattoo on her arm
with Tupacs name and the title of the song "Keep Ya
Tupac has a huge cross on his back that says Exodus
18:11 a reference to where the bible says "Now I know
That the Lord is Greater Than All Gods because he
delivered the people from the hands of the Egyptians
dealt with them arrogantly."
Tupac started his career on Tommy Boy Records with
Tupac was first
inspired to rap when a friend of
his was killed while he was playing with a gun.
His first rap was about gun
When he first moved to California, Tupac was homeless
for 2 years.
In the movie Juice, Tupac plays
Bishop and said the now
famous line "Yeah I'm crazy, but you know what? I don't give a fuck."
Tupac wanted to name
his first child Star.
tupac was 6 years dead on the 13/9/02