Also known as 2Pac, the best rapper to have ever lived
I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
Here is a timeline of 2Pac's life:
1971 June 16 Born in New York City by his mother, Afeni Shakur. Afeni was a member of the Black Panther Party, she was pregnant with Tupac while in jail for bombing charges.
1986 Shakur's family moves to Baltimore where Tupac enrolled in the Baltimore School for the Arts. Here Tupac writes his first rap under the name MC New York
1988 June Tupac's family moves to Marin City, CA. Shortly after, Tupac moves in with a neighbor and starts selling drugs. August Mutulu Shakur, Tupac's stepfather, is sentenced to 60 years in prison for his involvement in a 1981 armored-car robbery.
1990 Tupac joins Digital Underground as a roadie/dancer/rapper.
1991 First event Shakur achieves individual recognition with the album 2Pacalypse Now, which spawned the successful singles Trapped and Brenda's Got A Baby. Second event As a member of the Grammy-nominated group Digital Underground he appeared on the track Same Song from This is an EP Release and on the album Sons of the P.
1992 Shakur appeared in the Ernest Dickerson film Juice.
1993 Appeared in John Singleton's release Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson.
1994 First event Release of Thug Life. Second event Appeared in Above the Rim. November Shakur's New York sex assault trial opens. November Shakur is shot during apparent robbery attempt outside a music studio in New York. December One day after being shot, Shakur is convicted of sexually abusing a woman he had invited to his hotel room. He is acquitted of sodomy and weapons charges.
1995 February Sentenced in New York to 4 years and 6 months in prison for sex abuse. October Death Row CEO Suge Knight posts $1.4 million bond for Tupac's release. Tupac signs with Death Row Third event Release of Me Against the World which went on to sell more than 3.5 million copies May Shakur married his longtime girlfriend, Keisha Morris.
1996 First event Tupac's fourth solo album, All Eyez on Me, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart, goes on to sell more than 5 million copies. Second event Acted as a detective in Orion's urban crime thriller Gang Related. September 7 After leaving the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas, in Suge Knight's car, Tupac is shot four times in the chest by an assailant in a white Cadillac. Tupac is rushed to University Medical Center, where he undergoes surgery, including the removal of his right lung. September 13 After six days in critical condition, Tupac Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. at 25 years of age. His body was cremated.