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Tupac Shakur Biography

Birth Name:
Lesane Parish Crooks
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Rapper, actor

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