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Movie Star

ROLLING STONE

BIOGRAPHY

Tupac Shakur was one of the most dynamic, influential and self-destructive pop stars of the Nineties. The rapper's husky voice described his stark contradictions, setting misogyny against praise of strong women, hard-won wisdom against the violence of the "thug life" — words he had tattooed across his torso. The critical and commercial successes of his music (as well as his modest achievements as an actor) were continually overshadowed by his legal and personal entanglements. In Tupac's world, art and reality became tragically blurred, culminating with his 1996 murder in Las Vegas.

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1Tupac became one of the best-selling music artists in the world by selling over 37.5 million records in US and 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007.2. The Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. In a 2005 Rolling Stones Magazine Vote, he was ranked sixth on the list of ’100 immortal artists of all time’.3. Most of his songs send out a social message. He was greatly concerned with the social problems faced by the Afro-American community such as violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, conflicts with other rappers, social injustice, and poverty and police brutality.4. Shakur became the first artist ever to have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence. He released his multi-platinum album Me Against the World at Clinton Correctional Facility after being imprisoned on February 14, 1995.

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- Lesane Parish Crooks was born on June 16, 1971 in the Bronx to Afeni Shakur and William Garland. -The name Tupac Amaru Shakur means "shining serpent" (Tupac Amaru) and "thankful to god" (Shakur).-Tupac's mother enrolled him in Harlem's 127th Street Repertory Ensemble. His first acting role was portraying Travis from the play "A Raisin in The Sun."He was a roadie and dancer for Digital Underground before joining the groupHe studied drama, ballet and dance at Baltimore School For The Arts. That's where he met Jada Pinkett Smith. She would become a close friend.

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