"Tupac was a passionate artist who inspired even more passionate idolatry, one of the few rappers -- alive or dead -- who truly merits a volume like this." -- Rolling Stone
"The past several years have been extremely painful watching and listening while others incorrectly attempted to define who my son really was. Now the true story of Tupac is finally being shared with the world." -- Afeni Shakur
About the Author
TUPAC SHAKUR was born in June 1971. After spending time in the 127th Ensemble, a Harlem theatre group, Tupac Shakur went to the Baltimore School of Arts, where he honed his already impressive rap skills. At the age of 19 he released his first album, SEX PACKETS, with a band called Digital Underground. After one more DU record, he went solo, and the following five years were his most fruitful artistically. He released a number of classic records including 2Paccalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. In 1995, after recovering from being shot five times during a robbery, he released the two-million copy hit ME AGAINST THE WORLD, and followed that up with the double CD ALL EYEZ, which sold 3 million copies. Shakur also appeared in a number of films, including the Jon Singleton film, POETIC JUSTICE. In September 1996, Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las Vegas. He was 25 years old.
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