Tupac Amura Shakur

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Tupac Amura Shakur was born June 16, 1971 in New York City, New York. Tupac also known as 2Pac, Pac, became more famous he adapted the name Makaveli. Tupac was a rapper, lyricist, MC, poet, actor, producer, and screenwriter. Tupac began with his early life. He moved to Baltimore, MD, where he attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet. He soon moved to Oakland, California where Tupac’s career began with the group “Digital Underground”. Tupac debuted his rapping skills with his group member on the soundtrack to the 1991 film Nothing But Trouble. Just as the boys became recognized as a group, Shakur released his first solo album, "2pacalypes Now", generating a great success.  ME: The media is always saying you maintain the composure of a…show more content…
They see me come up from the hood and I’m on the big screen and I’m spitting real shit in my lyrics and poetry you know, my talents extend and they gotta classify me as a thug  ME: So it doesn’t bother you? At all?  TUPAC: Nah it really doesn’t. If I act like a thug then kid can easily adapt to what I’m saying, same way if I’m professional I can adapt to the elder. It’s a win-win in my books. Shakur talked about his life in the spotlight. As a young black male, rapper on the rise, you’re just asking for the media to target you. Shakur was also involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label the biggest being the “East Coast – West Coast” hip hop rivalry with The Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie, and the label Bad Boy Records. For his poetry and acting, Shakur's love of theater, and Shakespeare, influenced his work. He explains his studies of theatre while attending the Baltimore School for the Arts. His understanding of Shakespeare, the psychology of inter-gang wars and inter-cultural conflict was one of his biggest influences. As for rapping, Shakur just needed to tell his

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