Tupac Amaru - The Most Influential Music Rapper

Tupac Amaru - The Most Influential Music Rapper



Last month on September 13 was a memorial day for one of the world's most influential rapper of all time Lesane Parish Crooks "Tupac Amaru" better known by his stage name as 2Pac Shakur and Makaveli. It was the day when he passed on to the after life. He was born on June 16, 1971 and died on September 13, 1996. He was shot on the 7th of September 1996 by some unknown drive-by gunmen outside a sport centre after he had finished watching the boxer Mike Tyson fight Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A which later led to his death six days later on the 13th. 



He was also an activist, poet, actor, record producer and song writer. 

As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide even after his demise. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States. He has also been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 





The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs. During the latter part of his career, Shakur was a vocal participant during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records. 




Shakur's love of theatre and Shakespeare also influenced his work. A student of the Baltimore School for Arts where he studied Theatre, Shakur understood the Shakespearian psychology of inter-gang wars and inter-cultural conflict.


His memory and legacy will always be remembered...

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