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-in this paper called tupac rapper spoke in their seasons, and eventhese days has been a great influence on the rap. po was very revolutionary acts and the lyrics of their songs, as he had sometrouble with the law, as I said the lyrics of their songs was the mostrevolutionary as they had to withdraw its record music stores andmedia because his lyrics were talkingabout killing cops and because their language was not the most appropriate, and their firstalbum was aimed at the problems of young blacks, but to this dayand later be remembered as one of tupac the best rappersframework as a trend with its'' thug life'', and despite all his hard life could achieve fame in the rap for his musical talent.

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was a highlyinfluential, best-selling American hip hop artist, considered by many to be one of the greatest and most legendary rappers of all time.
Most of Tupac’s songs concerned growing up around violence and hardships in ghettos, racial inequality and sometimes his feuds with fellow rappers in the United States. A recent VIBE magazine poll showed him to be rated the greatest rapper of all time. MTV’s 22 GreatestMCs countdown also listed Tupac as their number 1 MC, as voted by the viewers.
His aliases included 2Pac aka Makaveli. Among his fans especially, he is remembered simply as “Tupac”. The names “Tupac Amaru” and “Shakur” mean Shining Serpent or Royal Serpent in Quechua and Thankful (to God) in Arabic, respectively. The name “Tupac Amaru” comes from Túpac Amaru II, grandson of the last SapaInca (Túpac Amaru).
Contrary to popular belief, Tupac Amaru was not his first given name (nor one he chose himself); his mother re-named him shortly after birth and had his birth certificate changed to reflect the name by which we know him.
Early life
Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks in The Bronx, New York City on June 16, 1971 to Afeni Shakur, a member of the Black Panthers. Servingjail time on bombing charges while pregnant with Tupac, his mother faced a sentence of up to three years in prison. Acting as her own attorney, she won the verdict and was released one month before Tupac was born. At first opportunity, Afeni had Tupac’s birth certificate changed to reflect his real name, Tupac Amaru, which means “royal serpent” and was the name of an Inca leader and warrior who cameto power in 1570.

Shakur said, “I never knew where my father was or who my father was for sure.” His godfather, Geronimo Pratt, was also a high-ranking Panther. His step-father, Mutulu, was a drug dealer who, according to Shakur, was rarely present to give him the discipline he needed.
Much of Tupac’s upbringing revolved around the Black Panther philosophy. Impoverished during most of hischildhood, Tupac, with his mother and half-sister, Sekyiwa (pronounced Setchua), moved between homeless shelters and cheap accommodations around New York City. As a result, he retained few friends and relied on writing poetry and diary entries to keep himself busy. At the age of 12, Shakur joined a Harlem theatre group and acted as Travis in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.
In 1986 Tupac’smother brought him and his sister to live in Baltimore, Maryland. The Shakurs lived on Greenmount Ave. in East Baltimore. There, Tupac was disliked because of his looks, name, and lack of trendy clothing. He attended Roland Park Middle School, then spent his freshman year at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High. For his sophomore year Tupac was accepted to the Baltimore School for the Arts. He enjoyed hisclasses there, studying theater, ballet, and other arts. It was during this time that Shakur became close friends with another student named Jada Pinkett. Even at this young age, Shakur was outspoken on the subject of racial equality. His teachers remembered him as being a very gifted student. He was an avid reader, delving into books on eastern religions, and even entire encyclopedia sets....
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