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Transcript of Tupac
6.16.71 - 9.13.96
Rest In Paradise
Affiliated Acts & Record Labels
Acting & Albums & Awards
Family Member Remembrance
Modern Versions of 2Pac Type Music
Events Leading Up To Murder
September 7th 1996
Attended Tyson-Sheldon Fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV
Altercation between Pac and a Crips Member, Orlando "Bobby Lane" Anderson
After the fight, Shakurs entourage including Death Row Records owner Suge Knight headed to DRR nightclub 662.
Last picture of Tupac with Suge Knight before being gunned down
Suge Knight's BMW 750iL after the Shooting
Shooting & Following Days
After stopping for a red light at Koval & Flamingo, a white four door Cadillac rolled up next to the passenger side of Suge's car next to Tupac, rolling down their windows and opening fire, hitting Pac in both his right hand and thigh, but also his chest and pelvis with one going into his lung
The rapper spent the next 6 days and rest of his life at the University Medical Center on life support and ultimately being put in a Barbiturate-Induced coma
On September 13th 1996 Shakur succumb to his gunshot wounds dieing of Internal bleeding
Members of the Outlawz smoked some of Tupac's ashes
Tupac Shakur Songs
Ghetto Gospel by Tupac Feat. Elton John
War on the streets
Getting through the struggle
The Library of Congress has called "Dear Mama" "a moving and eloquent homage to both the murdered rapper's own mother and all mothers struggling to maintain a family in the face of addiction, poverty and societal indifference."
Infamous Death Row Records Portrait
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Tupac Shakur
Notorius B.I.G. & 2Pac
Born June 16th 1971
Tupac Amaru Shakur
His mother allegedly changed his name to Lesane Parish Crooks
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Resided in Oakland, CA,
Mutulu & Afeni Shakur
Biological Father: Billy Garland
Inspired by many different writers
Tupac's Thoughts on Romeo & Juliet
"...I love Shakespeare. He wrote some of the rawest stories, man. I mean look at Romeo and Juliet. That's some serious ghetto shit. 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. "
Tupac's Thoughts on Macbeth
And look how Shakespeare busts it up with Macbeth. He creates a tale about this king's wife who convinces a happy man to chase after her and kill her husband so he can take over the country. After he commits the murder, the dude starts having delusions just like in a Scarface song. I mean the king's wife just screws this guy's whole life up for nothing…
2Pacalypse Now (1991)
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z (1993)
Me Against The World (1995)
All Eyez On Me (1996)
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)
with 710,000+ copies sold
with 1.3 million+ copies sold
with 2.5 million+ copies sold
with 5.2 million+ copies sold
with 4.2 million+ copies sold
Both parents were members of The Black Panther Party
Also went by "Makaveli", pronunciation and spelling stylized like Niccolo Machiavelli
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Brief appearance as himself
Poetic Justice (1993)
Above The Rim (1994)
Murder Was The Case: The Movie (1995)
Uncredited Role as "Sniper"
"Tank" - Released 1 month after death
"Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore" - Released 4 months after death
Gang Related (1997)
"Det. Jake Rodriguez" - Last Film
Pac's Record Labels & Associated Acts
Tupac's record contract with Death Row Records
Tupac's signing of the contract would ensure him $1M contract once the documents were legalized.
Formed by Pac after his release from Clinton Correctional Facility in the later months of 1995. Members other than Tupac had appeared on Pac's '93 single "Holler If Ya Hear Me". Those original members were K-Dog who now goes by Kastro, Young Hollywood now Yaki Kadafi, Mu/Mutah who's now Napoleon and Big Malik who is now E.D.I. Amin
Each member other than Tupac got their names for Outlawz by using word play of World Dictators or an enemy country towards the
Yaki Kadafi Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
Hussein Fatal Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
Mussolini (formerly Big Syke) Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
Komani (Shakur's half brother Mopreme Shakur) Iranian Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Kastro Cuban leader Fidel Castro
E.D.I. Mean Ugandan dictator Idi Amin
Napoleon military strategist and leader Napoleon Bonaparte
Young Noble Last official member announced by Tupac, he was never given an alias like other members
Awards & Honours
1996 - Best Rap Album (Me Against The World) Soul Train Awards
1997 - R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year (All Eyez On Me) Soul Train Awards
1997 - Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - American Music Awards
2005 - Top Soundtrack Song of the Year - Runnin' (Dying To Live) Feat. Biggie Smalls - ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
Tupac also received 7 Grammy Nominations, failing to win one during his life.
Inducted to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002
Coachella's Tupac Hologram
Infront of a crowd of 100,000 people at a Coachella Music Festival on April 15th 2012, a hologram of Tupac was created too perform "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" along side the real life Snoop Dogg.
Tupac gained attention in the early '90's through underground rap and rap battles. Success became more apparent when he released his debut album, "2Pacalypse Now". He has been claimed to this date to be one of the rappers alive but also a great inspiration for people getting through the struggle and poverty. During his life time he was noted to be a great activist as well. His lyrics went beyond the beat but into a great meaning of how tough life can be and rapping about world issues. When he died, at a Mobb Deep Concert, the crowd started chanting, "Makavelli". He may be one of the most influential hip-hop artist ever.
Pac's lyrical style and voice is what set him aside from other artists in the game. He talked about real issues he grew up dealing with along with world problems in different countries with poverty. He spoke to the people in a rhyming manor that people could listen and relate too, letting them know that there is always a brighter side of things. He wanted kids to know that they shouldn't choose the gang life style and to do good in school. His music touched so many lives and left an everlasting imprint on Rap, the Music Industry and as an icon in society and modern life and music.
Similar Artist of Todays Age
Kendrick Lamar has slowly taken over the rap industry with his Compton background, being a lyrical genius, speaking what matters and having a flow all his own. It can be compared to that of 2Pac. Some people suggest he is the Tupac, and Joey Bada$$ is the Biggie Smalls of our generation. K.Dot, as he's often called, has released to albums, "Section.80" in 2011, and his most recent number 1 selling, "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" (GKMC) (m.A.A.d. = My Angels on Angel Dust or "My Angry Adolescence Divided"). In the beginning to his song "HiiiPower" there is a text talking about a dream he had as a 6 year old, talking to Pac.
"HiiiPower is one of Kendrick's classic songs dealing with the government and conspiracy theorys
This can be related to Tupac's "Ghetto Gospel" with Elton John where they talk about war on streets and Kendrick is dealing with global issues and US government conspiracy