He mentioned Makaveli Records a few times before his death. This was supposed to be a music label for up-and-coming artists that Shakur had an interest in developing or potentially signing, and his own future projects would have been published through it as well. He made his first film appearance in Nothing but Troubleas part of a cameo by the Digital Underground.
See Article History Alternative Titles: He spent much of his childhood on the move with his family, which in settled in BaltimoreMarylandwhere Shakur attended the elite Baltimore School of the Arts. He distinguished himself as a student, both creatively and academically, but his family relocated to Marin City, California, before he could graduate.
There Shakur took to the streets, selling drugs and becoming involved in the gang culture that would one day provide material for his rap lyrics. The lack of a clear single on the album limited its radio appeal, but it sold well, especially after Vice Pres.
That same year Shakur joined the ranks of other rappers-turned-actors, such as Ice Cube and Ice-T, when he was cast in the motion picture Juice, an urban crime drama.
A string of arrests culminated with a conviction for sexual assault in ; he was incarcerated when his third album, Me Against the World, was released in It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and sold more than five million copies within its first year of release. On the evening of September 7,Shakur was leaving a Las Vegas casino, where he had just attended a prizefight featuring heavyweight champion Mike Tysonwhen he was shot by an unknown assailant.
The incident, believed by many to be the result of an ongoing rivalry between the East Coast and West Coast rap communitiesshocked the entertainment world. Shakur died six days later. In spite of his relatively short recording career, Shakur left an enduring legacy within the hip-hop community.Pasadena rapper KStone has been working on his upcoming EP all Winter long.
And he was finally able to bless us with a treat: the official music video for "LIFES A GAMBLE" featuring Altadena's very own Major James. This is VIBE's first venture into book publishing, and the subject could not be more appropriate. There is no other artist we have covered as extensively as Tupac Shakur--he has appeared on our cover four times in this young magazine's life span.
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Tupac Shakur, Soundtrack: Poetic Justice. Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In , his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.
His family moved again in to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in as a member of the group Digital Underground. James on the hook wasn't enough, Pasadena rapper Kali Slim also made a cameo in the video. This video is a good example of Pasadena / Altadena artists working together to .
Home» Tupac Biography. Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, – September 13, ) was a highly influential, best-selling American hip hop artist, considered by many to be one of the greatest and most legendary rappers of all time.