Born and raised by a former Black Panther member, Pac’s legacy was built around something bigger than just music or hip hop, he dreamed of bringing change into his community and the world through his poetic lyrics.
Named Tupac Amaru II after an 18th century Peruvian revolutionary who led an uprising against the Spanish, Tupac’s attitude and self-expression lived up to the revolutionary title. Tupac had a passion for the arts at a young age, participating in Shakespeare plays and poetry writing, all of which is captured in his book The Rose That Grew from Concrete.
The legacy Tupac left behind after his passing is widespread. He has monuments scattered across the world in places like Brazil, Germany and East Harlem, NY. During his life he left behind four classic albums the most successful being his double and final album titled All Eyez on Me, which has been recorded as the highest selling-rap album of all time.
On September 7, 1996 Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada cutting his life short at the tender age of 25.
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