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Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

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Tupac Shakur would have celebrated his birthday on June 16 if he were still with us today. But unfortunately he was taken from the world at the young age of 25. He may be gone but his music and his spirit carry a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten.

Even though he was a big supporter of the West Coast, he was actually born in East Harlem, New York in 1971.

1 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

The name Tùpac comes from the South American revolutionary Tùpac Amaru, whose name translates to “shining serpent.”


2 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

His real name was Lesane Parish Crooks.


3 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

He took ballet classes at the Baltimore School for the Arts and played the Mouse King in “The Nutcracker.”


4 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

Tupac’s death has many mysteries, but the first officer on the scene of the fateful shooting may have witnessed his last words. After struggling to get Tupac, who was fatally wounded, out of the vehicle, he asked him if he could identify the shooter. The officer says, “he looked at me and he took a breath…and then the words came out. F*ck you.”


5 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

Jada Pinkett had a very deep friendship with Tupac, and his poem “Tears in the Cupid’s Eye” was written for her.



6 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

His first stage name was MC New York when he started rapping in Baltimore.


7 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

He started entertaining as a backup dancer for The Digital Underground in 1990.


8 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

He loved Shakespeare. When discussing “Romeo and Juliet,” he said, “That’s some serious ghetto sh*t. You got this guy Romeo from the Bloods who falls for Juliet, a female from the Crips, and everybody in both gangs are against them. So they have to sneak out and they end up dead for nothing. Real tragic stuff.”


9 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

At the age of 13, he played Travis Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem to raise money for Jessie Jackson’s presidential campaign.


10 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

After Shakur was cremated, members of the Outlawz mixed some of his ashes with weed and smoked it.


11 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)


12 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

His ex-wife Keisha Morris claims that he auditioned for the role of Bubba in Forrest Gump, but didn’t end up getting it.


13 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

While filming “Poetic Justice” Tupac says he was asked to take an HIV test before filming a love scene with Janet Jackson.


14 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

When “Me Against the World” hit number 1 on the Billboard 200, Tupac was the first artist to claim that spot while in prison.


15 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

While in prison, he spent a lot of time reading Niccolò Machiavelli, and was heavily influenced by works such as “The Prince.”


16 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)

While under the stage name Makaveli, he completed “The Don Killuminati:The 7 Day Theory” in 7 days, with 3 days of writing and recording and 4 days of mixing the album.


17 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)


18 Fascinating Facts About Legendary Rapper Tupac Shakur (18 pics)


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№1 Author: styopa (19 Jun 2015 10:24) Total user comments: 1282


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Criminal thug, glad he's dead. Wish more were.
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№2 Author: Tomaz86 (19 Jun 2015 15:17) Total user comments: 10835


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Seems strange.
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№3 Author: loveandhate (19 Jun 2015 20:44) Total user comments: 1571


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did he do something to help the world , no
then let him die
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№4 Author: indiajo (19 Jun 2015 21:00) Total user comments: 0


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Music? What music? Random noise is not music.
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№5 Author: AndRuinsEverything (20 Jun 2015 18:34) Total user comments: 142


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AC, so lazy lately, two years ago, on buzzfeed:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/norbertobriceno/aint-nothin-but-a-gangsta-party#.uiObR4
JYx
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№6 Author: bigdaddy2013 (24 Jun 2015 15:38) Total user comments: 712


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It's a shame what passes as "legendary" these days. While I won't knock his rapping talent, I would not call it music......
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