Fast Facts

  • Worked as a roadie and backup dancer for the hip-hop group Digital Underground.
  • Was a childhood friend of Jada Pinkett Smith and wrote a poem about her entitled "Jada."
  • In February of 1995, became the first artist ever to have the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 list while serving a prison sentence.
  • His album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory was released after his death and reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
  • His song "Dear Mama" was added to the National Recording Registry in 2010.
  • Is the subject of more than a dozen documentary films.
  • Fifteen years after his death, "performed" at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival as a hologram.

Relationships

  • Afeni Shakur — Mother
  • Mopreme Shakur — Stepbrother
  • Keisha Morris-Shakur — Ex-wife
  • Mutulu Shakur — Stepfather
  • Sekyiwa Shakur — Half Sister
  • Kidada Jones — Ex-fiancée
  • Billy Garland — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Lesane Parish Crooks
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: June 16, 1971, Gemini
  • Died: September 13, 1996
  • Profession: Rapper, Actor
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