Tupac Shakur, in my thoughts, is the best rapper there is. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. He was born in New York. Tupac Amaru are Inca words. Tupac Amaru means a "shining serpent." Shakur means "thankful to God," and that came from the Arabic language.
When Tupac was 12 years old, his first performance was a play "A Raisin in the Sun." In that play Tupac played Travis. In June of 1986, Tupac's family moved to Baltimore from New York. That is where Tupac wrote his first rap. 3 months later Tupac attended Baltimore School for the arts. That is where he studied ballet and acting. About two years later Tupac moves west of the United States to Marin City, California. He moved in with a neighbor and then he began to sell drugs.
In 1990 Tupac joins Digital Underground a record label where he was a dancer and a rapper. At the beginning of 1991 Tupac makes his album debut on his new label Digital Underground. In November of 91 2Pacalypse Now was released. Shortly after his 2Pacalypse release. Tupac charged a lawsuit of 10 million against an Oakland Police for brutality after being arrested for jaywalking.
On January 17, 1992 Tupac makes his first movie appearance in Ernest Dickenson's Juice, where he played a betrayal role of Bishop. On September 22nd, Vice President Dan Quayle accused that Tupac's 2Pacalypse Now "has no place in our society."
Next year on February 1, 1993 Tupac came out with another album. Once it was released it went platinum. It went platinum on April 19, 1995 along with 2Pacalypse Now but that went gold only.
On July 23, 1993 Tupac makes his second movie appearance on John Singleton's Poetic Justice. Just before filming the movie Janet makes 2Pac take an HIV test before kissing him in any scenes.
On Halloween of 93' 2Pac gets arrested for shooting two-off duty police officers from Atalanta. 2Pac said that he was harassed as a black motorist. The charges were dropped.
During the end of November 94' while 2Pac is on trial for sex and weapons he was robbed $40,000 of jewelery and was shot five times. The $40,000 worth of jewelery was stolen in a recording studio in Times Square. The robbers had stole 2Pac's $30,000 diamond ring and $10,000 of gold chains. They left his diamond-encrusted gold Rolex. The case of that robbery was unsolved. 2Pac eventually survived the shots. The next day after 2Pac was shot and robbed he was found guilty with sexual abuse. 2Pac was sentenced to four and a half years of jail. He served it in New York's Rikers Island penitentiary.
While 2Pac was still in jail his third album came out called Me Against the World. On its debut week Me Against the World was #1 on the Billboard's pop chart. The album goes double platinum seven months later after it first came out.
Some time during October 2pac was released from jail by Death Row CEO Suge Knight for 1.4 million bond. Soon after 2Pac was released he flies to Los Angeles and signs with Death Row and begins his new record All Eyez on Me. On the 13 of February 2Pac's All Eyez on Me, Death Row debut was the first ever rap double C.D was released.. Exactly a month later All Eyez on Me goes quintuple platinum.
In the month of May 2Pac and another member of Death Row Snoop Doggy Dogg released "2 of Americaz Most Wanted." It is a video which caricatured Biggie and Puff who are punished in the movie for setting up 2Pac.
2Pac comes back to New York on September 4th for a MTV Music Video Awards and then gets to a little scuffle. Three days later in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson - Bruce Seldon fight, Shakur was shot four times in the chest while he was in Suge Knights car. 2Pac was shot by an assailant in a white Cadillac. Knight escapes with a minor injury. While 2Pac is rushed to University Medical Center where his right lung was taken out. Six days after 2pac was shot he died at exactly 4:03 PM. He died at the age of 25. His body was cremated.
A year later after his death Makaveli the album. The Don Kiluminati: The 7 Day Theory was released.
Source: Tupac Shakur: The Last Word