2 Pac

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June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996

Lyrically controversial, socially woke, trend setter, beef header. Also known as, Tupac Shakur. With his rise to fame in the early 90’s, 2pac set the stage with his truth telling lyrics. Telling stories through songs like “Keep Your Head Up” and “Brenda’s Got a Baby”, he shared the many different aspects of hood life. 2Pac never held his tongue. Calling out the many injustices faced by the black community, Pac became the voice of a generation.  Many deemed his words and actions to be a persona, ignoring his upbringing in East Harlem, and being the son of Black Panther activist, Afeni Shakur. As he grew as an artist and expanded his reach, Pac graced the big screen in movies like “Poetic Justice” and “Juice”, showing off his early arts’ school talents. Pac would go on to create more hits like “Dear Mama”, “California Love”, “How Do You Want It”, and many others. His life came to a tragic end in 1996 when he was shot in Las Vegas. 2Pac will always be a King in these streets and in rap culture.

 

“No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble
Not knowin it’s hard to carry on when no one loves you
Picture me inside the misery of poverty
No man alive has ever witnessed struggles I survived”- 2Pac

 

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