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Individual Notable Artist Paper http://www.biography.com/people/tupac-shakur-206528#awesm=~oDcdnqAXClbdIX Detail the life and times of the individual, noting events or qualities that you believe made or led to the person's genius or success. * American rapper born in New York City in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac * According to The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Shakur was originally named Lesane Parish Crooks, but his moniker was soon changed to Tupac Amaru Shakur. "Tupac Amaru" means "shining serpent." * Shakur has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world * Songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. * On a trip to Las Vegas to attend a boxing match, Shakur was shot while riding in a car driven by Knight on September 7, 1996. He died six days later, on September 13, 1996, from his injuries at a Las Vegas hospital. Shakur was only 25 years old.  Did nature or nurture matter more in his or her creativity? Why? * Nurture: He had a difficult childhood, moving frequently around in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx. Shakur received an education in radical politics from his mother, 022but he also saw some of life's hardships through her struggles with substance abuse. * Praise for his musical and acting talent as well as condemnation for his explicit, violent lyrics. * Many of his songs told of fights, gangs, and sex. He appeared to be living up to his aggressive gangster rap persona with several arrests for violent offenses in the 1990s. * In 1994, he spent several days in jail for assaulting director Allen Hughes and was later convicted of sexual assault in

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