Remembering Tupac Shakur (Sunday, June 16th)
REMEMBERING Lesane Parish Crooks, also known as Tupac Amaru Shakur, was born on June 16, 1971.
The rapper was born in Harlem, New York.
Tupac is considered one of the greatest artists ever and has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
He released his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, in 1991.
The rapper was heavily involved in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry.
Tupac’s album, All Eyez on Me, became one of the best selling U.S. albums. It was also considered the first double album in hip-hop.
Tupac acted in the films Juice and Poetic Justice.
He was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman on September 7, 1996, and later died on September 13, 1996, at the age of 25.
Happy Birthday, Tupac Shakur!