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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur said that "Only God can judge me."
 
More of his music has been released since his death than while he was alive.
 
He had the words "thug life" tattooed across his abdomen.
 
Personal quotes 1:Everybody's at war with different things...I'm at war with my own heart sometimes". In Vibe interview 2/96
 
In the song "Life Goes On" from the "All Eyez on Me" album, he rhymes about his own funeral
 
Tupac is listed as the most successful gangsta MC in the "Guinness Book of World Records."
 
even though he was born in NY(new york) he grew up more in Oakland which is the opposite side of New york
 
he was in a song called "whattaman" by salt n peppaz
 
Jim Carrey was his favorite actor
 
even after his death tupac had sold over 38 million copies alone! if he were alive he would be the richest rapper today
 
he also grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
 
He was offered a record contract at the age of 13. However, his mother refused to let him sign anything at such a young age. She felt he had a lot to learn about the world before joining the music industry.
 
Was engaged to Kidada Jones
 
Dated Jada Pinkett Smith
 
another nickname people called him was "pac" or for short
 
Founding Member of the Outlawz
 
as a young man 2pac studied dance,including ballet.
 
was a good friend of MC hammer from Oakland California
 
He read for the part of "Bubba" in Forrest Gump (1994).
 
Sekyiwa Shakur was his half sister
 
Maurice (Mopreme) Harding (musician) was his brother
 
afeni shakur was his mother
 
William Garland was his Dad
 
Keisha Morris (m. 29-Apr-1995, div.)married him from march 29-april in a divorce
 
Slain rap legend Tupac Shakur took his name from the famous ancient Egyptian general after visiting Egypt as a youth on a charity sponsored trip for underprivileged children
 
He was shot at Las vegas Nevada in September of 1996.
 
On November 14, 2003, a documentary about the rapper entitled Tupac: Resurrection, was released under the supervision of Afeni Shakur and narrated entirely in Tupac's voice. The movie was nominated for "Best Documentary" in the 2005 Academy Awards.
 
later he accepts Mutulu Shakur as his father
 
Tupac had a cross on his back with the words "Exodus 18:31," referring to a biblical quote: "Now i know that the Lord is greater than all gods because he delivered the people from the hands of the Egyptians when they dealt with them arrogantly."
 
Black & Gold were Tupac's favorite colors
 
He was born as Lesane Parish Crooks
 
In 2003, MTV's "22 Greatest MCs" countdown listed Tupac as the "number 1 MC", as voted by the viewers
 
Tupac was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002
 
In 2004, a VIBE magazine poll showed him to be rated "the greatest rapper of all time" as voted by fans.
 
Fried chicken wings with hot sauce is his favorite dish/food.
 
He also was a poet.
 
Another occupation he had was as an actor.
 
Gemini was his Zodiac sign.
 
Tupac's first rap was about gun control, inspired when a friend was killed while he was playing with a gun.
 
Supposedly, Tupac wanted to name his first child Star.
 
Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt was his godfather.
 
When he moved to california he was homeless for 2 years.
 
Porn Star Spontaneous XXXStacy, who's been in mags like Portfolioand Players has a tattoo on her arm with Tupacs name and the title of the song "Keep Ya Head Up"
 
On the song Me and My Girlfriend from Makaveli: 7Day Theory the song is actual about 2pac and his gun not actually him and his girlfriend. This song shows how lyrically talented 2pac was to make a song that would seem as if it was about him.
 
if you look at the thug angel dvd you can see thereif you look at the thug angel dvd that tupac educated himself by reading books.
 
Tupac said that because of his moms ties with the Black Panthers, the FBI was always after him and his family.
 
Stretch was Tupac's friend and was present when Pac got shot the first time in New York. He was later killed exactly one year to the date of that shooting.
 
Tupac used to work at Roundtable Pizza. He made pizzas and delivered them
 
his first movie appearence was in "Nothing But Trouble."
 
Tupac was supposed to star in Menace to Society but when given a part bigger than what he wanted he got into a fight with the Hughes brothers who were directing the movie.
 
Tupac enjoyed various types of music artists, including Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters. He is quoted as calling Tracy Chapman a "True Poet."
 
Another favorite food of his is macoroni and cheese.
 
As a child, Tupac's friends often gave him clothes for Christmas and birthdays, because they were aware of the poverty in which he lived.
 
For a time Tupac lived with Linda Pratt, wife of Gernimo Pratt, in Marin City.
 
Tupac intended for R U Still Down? to be released
 
Tupac and Mouse (childhood friend) once battled 1980's rap group star DMX (from Just Ice not the Rough Ryders camp).
 
Before becoming famous Tupac was part of the local Baltimore TV news Special. The program, called "Saturday Night Specials," was on a type of gun. Tupac spoke with great knowledge on the guns, speaking on how they were poorly and cheaply made.
 
Tupac had a hand written rap on the wall of the Enoch Pratt Free library in Baltimore. It sat next to poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. (It has since been added to the vaults.)
 
Johnny J told Jon Peters that the song "Never Had a Friend Like Me" was never completed as it was released in it's unmastered form.
 
The Tupac poem "Nothing Can Come Between Us," was written for his friend John Cole, whom Tupac nicknamed "White Boy John."
 
Tupac's favorite piece of music was from the play Les Miserables. He went to see the play with his then girlfriend Keisha Morris.
 
The video tape named "Tupac and Jada Home video" which appears on Tupac: Resurrection, was recorded at King's Dominion Amusement Park.
 
It was reported by Mike Dyson that the song "Vincent" by Don Maclean was played on repeat during Tupac's last hours.
 
According to Suge Knight, the song "Never Had A Friend Like Me" was about their relationship because Suge once told Tupac "Your Enemies my Enemies."
 
Tupac's ex-wife, Keisha Morris, has a tattoo on her arm of Tupac sitting on a chair and looking up
 
Sunkist which is a orange soda drink,is tupacs favorite drink.
 
Tupac dissed Nas all the time for biting his style.
 
The song "When Will You Learn" and "U Don't Wanna Battle Me" (not the Ryan D track), along with a few others, were recorded on a disc which Tupac lost.
 
On September 16, 1996, Tupac's bodyguard, Frank Alexander, went to a tattoo parlor and got a tattoo on his shoulder which says, "In Memory of Tupac, Only God Can Judge You, Revelation 20:12."
 
Tupac was cremated by Davis Mortuary in Las Vegas.
 
Tupac's cousin Scott got him the role of Travis in A Rasin in the Sun. Scott was also in the New York School for the arts.
 
Biggie used to call Tupac "Duke" while Tupac called him Christopher,because that was his real first name.
 
Tupac turned up at a ball at the Baltimore School Of The Art's dressed as Shaka Zulu. His roommate and close friend John Cole dressed as his white slave. Tupac and John won the best costume award.
 
Tupac and Sanyika Shakur (aka Monster Kody Scott) were good friends. Tupac wanted to play him in a movie about Sanyika's life.
 
"Flex" was supposed to be on Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... , but didn't make it.
 
"Lost Souls" by Tupac featuring the Outlawz was recorded on July 8, 1996.
 
"NIGGA" stands for "Never ignorant getting goals accomplished"
 
Tupac and Snoop were supposed to perform "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" on Saturday Night Live, an NBC TV-show. Snoop never appeared for the rehearsal, so Tupac and Ice-T performed "Only God Can Judge Me", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers".
 
Herbie Lovebug, manger of Salt-N-Peppa, was once asked by Tupac's group Born Busy to hear one of their raps.
 
Tupac and Big Saccs both went looting together during the LA Riots. According to Sacc's, he and Tupac went straight from the studio to the hood and started looting.
 
After Pac had released 2Pacalypse Now he wanted to bring out a group called "Nothing Gold." He was going to do production for them while they wrote their own lyrics, but it never happened. He was also working with a female artist called "A Sister....
 
The original title of Me Against the World was Crucify
 
The original title of Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... was Troublesome 21
 
Tupac was set to star in Higher Learning, but was dropped from the film due to his legal troubles
 
Tupac was banned from playing in many states because his concerts were wild. His song "Initiated" states "My lyrics so lethal turn coliseums to murder scenes." He was sued by a woman who was shot and paralyzed at a concert he held in 1993. She said..
 
Before he had become famous, Tupac was once paid $335 to appear in an advertisement for a local news channel. He used that money to pay for the months rent.
 
Their are theories that tupac had a/an child/children.
 
In one of tupacs song some say that he says "suge shot me."
 
Suge Knight gave Tupac money to buy Afeni a house when he came to Death Row.
 
their is another theorie that Christopher Wallace shot Tupac.
 
OUTLAW stands for "Operating under thug laws as warriors."
 
Keisha Morris, once married to Tupac, came to visit him in his hotel room in Atlanta. The hotel-room caught fire and she tried to quickly escape. Tupac was disappointed in her and told her he couldn't trust her because she didn't stay with him to ...
 
Tupac had two rottweilers named Bonnie and Clyde who his uncle took care of.
 
Tupac met Fredro Starr at the premiere of Sunset Park, the two became friends.
 
MOB stands for Money over B***es
 
Badboy was supposedly funded by the Black Mafia, a gang which King Tut is the leader of. Tupac was hanging around Tut the week he was shot. Tupac made a remark about one of their associates in an interview, which may have been the reason he was shot
 
The Outlawz were originally supposed to be on "Krazy," but they took too long to write their verses so Tupac let Bad Azz guest appear on it instead
 
While doing a show in Marin County Tupac got into an altercation which was handled poorly by the Marin County Sheriffs department. Gun shots were fired and a shot from someone's gun ricocheted and killed a small child.
 
The Bootcamp Click also had a beef with Badboy and liked the song "Hit 'Em Up". Tupac and the Bootcamp hooked up on a CD called One Nation which hasn't been released. The purpose of the album was to squash the Eastcoast/Westcoast beef and make it ...
 
Rapper Treach has a tattoo of Tupac on his left arm.
 
The original title of All Eyez On Me was Americaz Euphanasia.
 
Tupac wanted to have children, if he had a son he wanted to name him Michelangelo and if he had a daughter he wanted to name her Star.
 
The "Hold Ya Head" intro is from a film about Malcolm X.
 
The "Against All Odds" outro is from The Godfather III .
 
Tupac believed his rape case was part of a setup by Jacques Agnant aka Haitian Jack, who Tupac claimed was part of the situation. Tupac retaliated in "Against all Odds" on the Makaveli CD claiming that Jacques Agnant was a government informant, .....
 
He imitated Jim Carrey because he was big fan of him.
 
"The Rose That grew From Concrete (Hardcover) (1999) "-was one of his poems.
 
"Inside a Thugs Heart (2004) "-another poem tupac wrote.
 
In August of 1988, his stepfather Mutulu was sentenced to sixty years in prison for armed robbery after being on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for several years.
 
most of Tupac's songs are about growing up around violence and hardships in United States ghettos, racism, and sometimes his feuds with fellow rappers.
 
Tupac had sex with almost all the women during the filming of the X-rated "How Do U Want It?" video. He collapsed from exhaustion.
 
Tupac Amaru Shakur was named after an Inca Indian chief, "Tupac Amaru" means "Shining serpent" and "Shakur" means "thankful to god" in Arabic.
 
Tupac would only sleep for 3 or 4 hours every night. He would wake up before the sun came up and shoot a movie and then immediately go to the studio.
 
Snoop Doggy Dogg made a tribute song for Pac & Biggie called "How Many Blessings" which is not released yet
 
In Bizzy Bone's video for "When Thugs Cry", at the end Bizzy is sitting cross-legged and there are pictures flying around him of Tupac, Eazy-E and Biggie
 
Tupac shielded Suge Knight from the bullets that were fired on the night of September 13th, 1996 by trying to jump into the back of the car.
 
As a child, Tupac had dreamed of becoming a Shakespearean actor. Though he never achieved this, he did become a respected actor, drawing from his theatre roots. He starred in Juice in 1991 to critical acclaim, hailed by Rolling Stone's Peter Travers
 
Tupac had also mentioned that he was going to start his own movie production company entitled "Euphanasia", and was listed as an employee of this company at his time of death. He was also going to create a record label entitled "Makaveli Records."
 
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 dis
 
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....
 
Much of Tupac's upbringing revolved around the Black Panther philosophy. Impoverished during most of his childhood, Tupac, with his mother and half-sister, Sekyiwa (pronounced Setchua), moved between homeless shelters and cheap accommodations.
 
At the age of 12, Shakur joined a Harlem theatre group and acted as 'Travis' in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun
 
MTV's 22 Greatest MCs countdown also listed Tupac as their 'number 1 MC', also as voted by the viewers.
 
He went on to star in Poetic Justice, Above the Rim, Gridlock'd, Bullet, and Gang Related.
 
In October 1993, Shakur came upon two off-duty police officers whom he perceived as harassing a black motorist on the side of the road in Atlanta. Shakur got into a fight with them and shot both officers(one in the leg and the other on the butt)
 
During his life, Shakur had a number of rivals. Most famous of all is probably his rivalry with The Notorious B.I.G and his cohorts at Bad Boy Records. The two were originally close friends when Biggie was still largely unknown.
 
Shakur also frequently insulted popular New York underground rapper Chino XL, Lil Kim, Junior Mafia and other artists of Bad Boy Records, of which the Notorious B.I.G was a member.
 
Rights to Tupac's music are now owned by Amaru Entertainment, which is controlled by his mother, and artist royalties are assigned to the Tupac Foundation, which has used the revenue to build the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone.......
 
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
 
About Tupac :Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was a highly influential, best-selling American hip hop artist and actor, considered by many to be one of the most revolutionary, popular and most legendary rappers of all time
 
In 1991, Tupac had trouble shopping his solo-debut, 2Pacalypse Now. Eventually, Interscope records agreed to distribute the record.
 
In late 1993, he formed the group Thug Life with a few of his friends, including Big Syke, Macadoshis, his step-brother Mopreme, and Rated R. The group released their first album Thug Life: Volume 1 on Interscope in 1994.
 
At the time of his death, Tupac was also building on his acting career. John Singleton wrote the film Baby Boy with Shakur in mind for the leading role, but Shakur died before it was made.
 
in 1992 he co-starred with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice (1993).
 
He did an album under the alias Makaveli called "the Don Killuminati- The 7 day theory".
 
Tupac was a backup singer and a roadie for digital underground.
 
He was on an episode "living color".
 
Tupac said that because of his moms ties with the Black Panthers, the FBI was always after him and his family
 
By the time he was twenty, Tupac had been arrested eight times, even serving eight months in prison after being convicted of sexual abuse. In addition, he was the subject of two wrongful-death lawsuits, one involving a six-year-old boy who was killed
 
After Pac had released 2Pacalypse Now he wanted to bring out a group called "Nothing Gold." He was going to do production for them while they wrote their own lyrics, but it never happened. He was also working with a female artist,but she never came
 
Smile" Scarface featuring 2pac & Jonny P in 1997, one yr after tupac died
 
Tupac was raised under difficult circumstances. He never got to know his biological father, and his stepfather Dr. Shaka Zulu Shakur – brother of the civil rights activist Assata Shakur and father of Tupac's half sister – was a convicted felon.
 
In 1990, Shakur joined as a roadie and dancer for Digital Underground.
 
2pac has sold 67 million albums worldwide!
 
Shaped in the genre of Hardcore Rap,but a lot refer him as "old school"
 
Shakur's last album created while alive was The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. This album was portentous and carried a dark vibe from beginning to end. Radio-friendly tracks included "2 live and die in L.A"
 
in the music video "Trying to live" in some scene he is on the show "TRL"
 
TQ and Tupac did 2 songz together which should be on TQ's next album.
 
There were never any pictures released of Tupac in the hospital.
 
They had a movie "Biggie & Tupac (2002)", for Notorius and Tupac. directed by Nick Broomfield
 
Tupac's given name was Lesane Crooks. He was the son of Afeni Shakur (government name Alice Fay Walker) who was one of the defendants at the Panther 21 trial.
 
After Tupac's death there were rumors that Biggie wanted to do a song called "Dig Him Up" dissing Pac by saying that if people really thought Tupac was alive they should dig him up
 
Daz Dillinger himself did more than 120 songs with Tupac. So seven albums or more could be made which only have songs with Daz and Tupac.
 
Tupac was planned to act in the movies Cool Runnings, Higher Learning, Menace II Society and How To Be A Player.
 
When Will Smith won a Grammy Award (in 1997 or 1998) he dedicated it to Tupac and Biggie.
 
Snoop Doggy Dogg made a tribute song for Pac & Biggie called "How Many Blessings" which is not released yet.
 
The Eminem produced 2Pac album "LOYAL TO THE GAME" Includes the lead single "Thugs Get Lonely Too" in addition to 11 other PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED songs and 4 bonus tracks. Featured artists on this album include 50 Cent, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, Nate Dog
 
"I Get Around" was supposed to be on Digital Underground's album. Shock G wound up giving it to Pac and Digital Underground's label, Tommy Boy, wasn't very happy once it turned out to be such a big hit.
 
According to Daz Dillinger, Tupac made about 700 songs (!!!) at Death Row Records which have not been released yet.
 
At the end of the movie about the Bloods street gang called "This Is For My Dead Homies", there is a Biggie and Tupac freestyle.
 
Afeni Shakur said that she knew that Tupac would be special from the time he started to grow in her womb because she had four miscarriages before Tupac!
 
According to K-Ci and Jojo the video for "Toss It Up" was shot the day before Tupac was shot.
 
In the video "Hail Mary" released under the name Makaveli, there is a gravestone that says Makaveli. But the gravestone is cracked and there is a hole right in front of it, inferring that Makaveli rose from the dead.
 
There is a photo is very graphic and shows in gory detail Tupac's body, having been cut open on his chest and head during the autopsy.
 
One of his girl friends was singer,Madonna.
 
He was in a relation ship with one of "OJ" Simpsons daughters.
 
Live 2 Tell," a script he wrote in 1995 about an inner-city black youth who becomes a drug kingpin and later goes straight, was acquired by Insomnia Media Group, which plans to begin production next March.
 
The 2Pac / Elton John duet "Ghetto Gospel" has entered first place on the UK music charts, finally displacing the Crazy Frog mobile phone ring tone, which held the top spot for four weeks.
 
MAKAVELI BRANDED is the new clothing line from Afeni Shakur. The brand was launched in late 2003 and has gone nationwide. Proceeds from the clothing line go to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, GA.
 
The title of the new album by Makaveli (Tupac) is The 7 Day Theory. He was shot on September 7th; and survived on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and"died" the 13th. Hence the title The 7 Day Theory.
 
Tupac did a song for a DJ at KKDA radio in Texas which was just a rap about that radiostation. It had the exact beat as Bone Thugs -n- Harmony's song "Body Rott". The chorus was like: "just give me your soul, just give me your soul, give me
 
At the time of his death, Tupac was also building on his acting career. John Singleton wrote the film Baby Boy with Shakur in mind for the leading role, but Shakur died before it was made. It was eventually filmed with Tyrese Gibson in 2001.
 
When Tupac was a child and he would get into trouble, his mother would make him sit in the corner and read the 'New York Times', and she would later quiz him on the articles.
 
Once Tupac said to snoop dogg to marry his girlfriend but some thugs said not to but in the end snoop dog was glad he married his wife.
 
He was in the movie "Bullet." (1996)
 
Tupac Shakur was an avid poetry writer and was a member of ''The Poetry Circle' in Santa Rosa, CA 1993. The writer's circle included Tupac's manager, Leila Steinberg, and former rap partner Ray Luv.
 
A 200+ page book, containing handwritten verses, has been published of his poetry.
 
Nick Cannon tells Blender magazine, "Tupac's the greatest MC ever. He could talk about his love for his mom and at the same time, he'd talk about the strip club and how much he hates the police. He was more than a rapper - he was a cultural icon.
 
Tupac bought Notorius his first rollex watch
 
According to MC Hammer, Tupac told him that he wanted to do free concerts for schools and the only way you could get in was to have a C or better grade average.
 
The video for "I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto" was filmed in New Mexico.
 
One of Machiavelli's books is, "Discourses Upon The First Ten Books Of Titus Livy," which it's claimed Tupac read in jail. In Book 2, Chapter XIII He says, "a prince who wishes to achieve great things must learn to decieve..."
 
There are rumours spreaded by a radiostation that over 500 people sited Tupac in Cuba!
 
As an interesting sidenote, the University of Berkeley offers a course examining the poetry of Tupac Shakur . The pass/fail class is taken by approximately 100 students each semester.
 
Interscope Records, as a team effort with Amaru and Death Row Records, has released a the two disc album entitled "Until the End of Time." The album features 28 unreleased tracks by Tupac Shakur recorded in '95 & 96.
 
Somebody said that Tupac was wearing new Penny Hardaway shoes in the "Toss It Up" video and in the "To Live & Die In L.A." video it was told he was wearing Air Jordans. Both of these shoes were not available at that time yet!
 
E.D.I. Amin and Kastro of The Outlawz say that the "Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" album was recorded in 7 days. That why it was called that way. They also said that Tupac didn't have a religion but that he believed in God
 
In a 2005 Rolling Stones Magazine Vote, Tupac was named #6 of the '100 immortal artists of all time' behind the likes of Elvis and Lennon
 
He is the first rap/hip-hop artist in history to have a wax model of himself set to be placed in Madamme Tussaud's in Las Vegas.
 
Died on a Friday the 13th.
 
When he was killed he was shot 5 times.
 
He sung about life, death and almost everything.
 
Many people believe that Tupac faked his death.
 
Tupac Shakur was considered to be one of the greatest MCs ever.
 
Orlando Anderson is considered to be the most likely killer of Tupac Shakur.
 
83% of Tupac fans believe he is still alive.
 
He considered Christopher Wallace to be a great rival to him.
 
Tupac always wore a bullet proof vest, except at concerts, which is where he was shot.
 
He is 5'10" tall, which is pretty normal height for a guy.
 
He weighed only 180 pounds.
 
He wrote a song called "Dear Mama" while in prison.
 
Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting, his killers have never been caught.
 

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