Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur was born June 16, 1971 in the Bronx of New York. He is well known for being a rap musician. He died September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas , Nevada.

Was Tupac known for anything else than a music artist?

Tupac was a famous music artist , but he was also an actor in movies. For instance , one of the movies he acted in was called "Juice" , Where he played the role of a youth addicted to the "highs" of violence. (Tupac Shakur)

Was he apart of other music groups or artists?

In 1989 tupac met Shock G, leader of the hip-hop group "Digital Underground". He was hired as a dancer/roadie. Then in 1991 he went solo , his first album was called "2Pacalypse Now". (Tupac Shakur)

What helped him be a great music artist?

At the age of fifteen , Tupac won an enrollment into the "Baltimore School for the Arts". Taking roles in several productions. He said he said he liked and did poetry there. That all ended when him and his family moved to Marin City , California at the age of seventeen. (Tupac Shakur)


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