My father grew up in an atmosphere that included racial discrimination and economic strife. My father had to with the pressures of living in the inner city ghetto where there was and still is drugs, welfare, degradation, gang violence and homelessness. My mother on the other hand, was lucky enough to have a family that was strong and cultural connected, but still had to live with racism. My parents encouraged their children” to be more and want more out of life.” They instilled in us not to allow anyone “to bring you down or put you down.” There was a powerful drive for their children to succeed at anything that they did. In the 1970s success was
Shakur was also part in the East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry in the early 90's where he got involved after the 1994 shooting. Shakur was friends with the East Cost rapper Biggie Smalls or also known as Natorious B.I.G. That night he came to New York and was about to meet up with Biggie, on the way Shakur got shot five times by two armed men in army fatigues, he accused Biggie and Sean Combs (P.Diddy) whom he saw after the shooting of setting him up. He went to the hospital and survived the shooting. In the following years Shakur released three albums which all went Platinum and the most famous one was "Me Against the World".He became the first artist ever to have an album at number one while serving a prison sentence.
Tupac Shakur: Life after Death Tupac Amaru Shakur was notably an American rapper and actor. He was born on June 7th 1971 in the East Harlem Section of New York City and was slain during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 7th 1996 at the age of 25. Although his music was filled with profanity, violence, and graphic themes they were also about hardship in ghettos, racism, and problems in society. He is the top selling hip hop artist of all time, with 75 million albums sold worldwide and starred in many critical acclaimed films in 1990s, such as “Juice” and “Gridlock'd”. He was named after Tupac Amaru II, who was the leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, by his mother.
A month later, after his escape he was caught. In 1986, after serving 14 years of his original sentence he was released from prison on parole. He was not released for very long, as the June 24th event followed in 1987. On that day, William Van Poyck and Frank Valdez ambushed the guards in a doctor’s office parking lot in West Palm Beach Florida, who held their friend James O’Brien in custody. Poyck approached the van, aiming the gun at Officer Turner’s head.
He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people? Ronald Gene Simmons was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 15th, 1940, to Loretta and William Simmons. Ronald’s father passed away on January 31st, 1943, just five months and a few days prior to his son's third birthday. His mother married not to long after to a man named William D. Griffen, who was a civil engineer for the U.S
Tupac addressed the street’s problems in his rhymes and was a voice for the ghetto. Since the time of Tupac Shakur, hip-hop has lost its sense of story-telling and has become more about material possessions. Many hip-hop artists forget about their struggles and what it took to get to the top, but Tupac held true to his ideology of being a real “nigga,” and that’s what makes him the rose that grew from concrete. “Of course I’m going to say “I’m a thug,” that’s because I came from the gutter and I’m still here.” Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 in Harlem, New York. Tupac’s mother, Afeni, was a Black Panther activist, who had had trouble with the law on several occasions.
By the age of 16, Gotti quit school and joined a gang called the Fulton-Rock Away Boys. These gang members were involved in the higher levels of crime such as: stealing automobiles, fencing stolen goods, and rolling drunks. Between 1957 and 1961, Gotti had become a full time criminal. He had been arrested five times by the time he was twenty-one. In 1962, John married 17 year old Victoria Digiorgio.
Sean Lee Mr. Shatalin Management I January 9, 2013 Leadership Profile: Tupac Amaru Shakur Many people have viewed Hip Hop artist Tupac Amaru Shakur as a controversial Rapper and very Hypocritical. Personally I view him as a leader who was misunderstood by society. He was a revolutionary whose vision was cut down early when he was killed on September 7, 1996 due to gunshot wounds. He made America see what was going on in some of the poverty stricken areas of the nation. He inspired many people, regardless of race or gender, and was a spark of enthusiasm in the 90’s.
In 2008, Nick D’Arcy, an Australian swimmer, was selected for the Australian Olympic swimming team. Only weeks later, he was found guilty to punching a man in the face in a Sydney nightclub. D’Arcy was fined $135,000 and was dropped from the Olympic team. D’Arcy caused the man serious facial injuries, loss of expensive earrings and much pain. However, a regular Australian man was trying to talk to his former girlfriend at a nightclub in Bali and was pushed to the ground and punched while four of the attacker’s friends watched on and kicked the victim.
Debra Shaw Professor Magarine English II 21 February 2012 My Brother’s Keeper James Baldwin was an artist who transcended above the voice and ideas of critics who did not think he would be successful in his endeavors. He lived during an era of time when segregation was rampant and blacks did not have a vote. Although, Baldwin was black, poor and gay he made a great impact on society with his creative writing style. “Sonny Blues,” depicts a true historical event of the racial tension and difficulties that African American Families faced in the 1950’s. Living in the ghetto is a time of darkness and despair for most black families and for a majority of the people it is a way of life and death.