An Essay About Tupac Life

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On June 6, 1971, one of my favorite hip hop artists was born in East Harlem, New York. Lesane Parish Crooks, known as Tupac Shakur today, was the son of Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland. Tupac’s life was not always filled with fame and wealth. He had a very rough childhood growing up because he was always moving from place to place. His young adult life consisted mostly of jail time. He lived a hard life, but he left behind a legacy that forever changed, the “Rap Game”. Tupac spent his childhood in the boroughs of New York City. Tupac’s family was very poor and they would live in the projects. Since Tupac’s mom was a Black Panther activist, he was always around Black Panther members and was raised by Black Panther rules. He was raised by his mother’s friends that were criminals and thought him to be responsible, be politely to everyone, do not hit or swear at another person, and do not treat women in a bad manner. Shakur’s family was very dysfunctional and they were all to…show more content…
He still was living by the thug life rule. Tupac had a lot of people that had disliked him for how was taking over the rap game. He had dropped his third album in 1995 “Me Against the World”. Tupac was the first artist in the music industry to serve time while having his album number one on the Billboard 200. Soon after dropping this album there was a big feud with the East-coast and West-coast rap style. There was a lot of verbal fighting against Tupac and Biggie, another New York rapper. He went to jail once again and served eight months because of parole arrangement. His record company had paid a bond of 1.4 million by the CEO of Death Row Labels Marion "Suge" Knight. On September 7, 1996 as Tupac was leaving the MGM casino with Knight, another car pulled up and shot Shakur. He died six days later at Southern Nevada University Medical Center. Six months later rapper Biggie was killed the same fashionable way. Death row

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