Tupac Shakur, better known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. One of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, Shakur released four albums from 1991 to 1996 and sold over 75 million records worldwide. He portrayed Travis Younger in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, at the Apollo Theater. In 2010, his song “Dear Mama” was added to the Library of Congress. Born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York to Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland, he grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He studied drama at Baltimore’s School for the Arts as a teenager. He was married to Keisha Morris from 1995 to 1996. He was killed in a drive-by shooting after watching a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 25.
Tupac Shakur Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 16 June 1971
Birth Place: East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death: 13 September 1996
Death Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Cause of Death: Homicide
Birth Name: Lesane Parish Crooks
Nicknames: 2Pac, Makaveli, Pac
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Rapper, Actor
Religion: Christian (agnostic)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Tupac Shakur Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 168 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 76 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9¼”
Height in Meters: 1.76 m
Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Tupac Shakur Family Details:
Father: Billy Garland
Mother: Afeni Shakur
Spouse: Keisha Morris (m. 1995-1996)
Siblings: Mopreme Shakur, Sekyiwa Shakur, Chinua Shakur, Takerra Allen, Nzingha Shakur, N’Neka Garland, Malik Garland, Billy Garland, Landon Garland
Tupac Shakur Education:
Tamalpais High School
Baltimore School for the Arts
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Years active: 1987–1996
Genres: Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Labels: Interscope (1991–96), Death Row (1995–96), Makaveli (1996)
Associated acts: Mopreme Shakur, Digital Underground, Snoop Dogg, Side Weighs, Stretch, Thug Life, Outlawz
Tupac Shakur Facts:
*His career was began as a roadie, backup dancer and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.
*He studied dance and ballet as a young man.
*He was placed at number 3 on VH1’s 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.
*His favorite actor was Jim Carrey.
*Prince was his favorite singer.
*He was friends with Snoop Dogg, Jon B., Keyshia Cole, and Jasmine Guy.
*He died with less than $100,000 in the bank.