Tupac shakur dating history
His godfather, Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, a high-ranking Black Panther, had been convicted of murdering a school teacher during a 1968 robbery, although his sentence was later overturned.
His stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, spent four years at large on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, beginning in 1982.
By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. G., Shakur's friend turned rival, was at first considered a suspect, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting several months later.
On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. Five more albums have been released since his death, all of which have been certified Platinum.
Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 75 million records worldwide.His feud with The Notorious BIG still looms over the world of hip-hop, but his once-in-a-generation talent, career and legacy transcend all that, and the best Tupac songs make the case for him being the most essential rapper in hip-hop history.Listen to the best of Tupac Shakur on Apple Music and Spotify, and scroll down for our best Tupac songs.He said, "I started out saying I was down for the young black male, you know, and that was gonna be my thang," Shakur said. It is Shakur's tenth-biggest selling album, with 1,366,000 units moved as of 2004."I just wanted to rap about things that affected young black males. The album did better than its predecessor both critically and commercially, debuting at number 24 on the Billboard 200. In late 1993, Shakur formed the group Thug Life with a number of his friends, including Big Syke (Tyruss Himes), Macadoshis (Diron Rivers), his stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, and the Rated R (Walter Burns).