Categories
Actors Singer & Songwriter

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, best known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. Many consider him as one of the most significant rappers of all time.

He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.

A sensitive, well rounded, talented and troubled soul, Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

  • Full name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Born: 16 June 1971, East Harlem, New York, United States
  • Assassinated: 13 September 1996, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and actor
FOLLOW Tupac Shakur ON

Tupac Shakur Quotes

About Tupac Shakur

Tupac was born on 16 June 1971 in East Harlem, New York, United States. He is the son of Billy Garland and Alice Faye Williams.

His parent lost contact with each other when Tupac was five years old. Then his mother took care of him and his sister.

His mother, Afeni, was raising two children on her own and struggled for money. The family moved homes often, sometimes staying in shelters.

.

They moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1984. Where Tupac enrolled at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts, at which he felt “the freest I ever felt.” Also met and become good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.

His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground.

In the same year he received individual recognition for his album “2Pacalypse Now,” but this album was also the beginning of his notoriety as a leading figure of the gangster permutation of hip-hop, with references to cop killing and sexual violence.

His solo movie career also began in this year with Juice (1992), and in 1992 he co-starred with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice (1993).

Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… (1993) and the critically acclaimed Me Against the World (1995), which has been considered as his magnum opus.

.

When he was heading up with his career is when started to have problems with law enforcement.

A 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery and, in 1995, a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan. After serving 8 months pending an appeal, Shakur was released from jail.

.

His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996) became certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured.

The Notorious B.I.G., Shakur’s friend turned rival, was at first considered a suspect, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting several months later.

Five more albums have been released since his death, all of which have been certified Platinum.

.

Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 75 million records worldwide.

In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Tupac Shakur Quotes

Songs, Singles & Works

2013

“Hit ‘Em Up”

2012

“All By Myself”

“Unchained”

2011

“All In”

2010

“American Gangsta”

“Right Now”

2009

“Army All By Myself”

2008

“Playa Cardz Right”

2007

“Against All Odds”

“The Case of the Misplaced Mic”

“The Case of the Misplaced Mic, Pt. 2”

“A Day In the Life”

“Dopefiend’s Diners”

“Got My Mind Made Up” (Nu-Mixx)

“Hail Mary” (Rock Remix)

“Have Heart, Have Money”

“How Do U Want It” (Nu-Mixx)

“Initiated” (Remix)

“Initiated” (Nu-Mixx)

“Keep Goin'” (Nu-Mixx)

“Let Knowledge Drop”

“Lost Souls” (Remix)

“Lost Souls” (Nu-Mixx)

“Minnie the Moocher”

“My Burnin’ Heart”

“Never Be Beat”

“Pain” (Nu-Mixx)

“Pain” (Remix)

“Panther Power”

“Picture Me Rollin'” (Alternate Remix)

“Picture Me Rollin'” (Nu-Mixx)

“Resist the Temptation”

“Starin’ Through My Rear View” (Nu-Mixx)

“Static Mix, Pt. 1”

“Static Mix, Pt. 2”

“Stop the Music”

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

“What’z Ya Phone #” (Nu-Mixx)

2006

“Deadly Combination (Remix)”

“Dear Mama” (Remix)

“Don’t Sleep”

“Don’t Stop The Music”

“Dumpin'”

“International”

“Pac’s Life”

“Pac’s Life” (Remix)

“Playa Cardz Right (Female Version)”

“Playa Cardz Right (Male Version)”

“Scared Straight”

“Sleep”

“Soon As I Get Home”

“Untouchable”

“Untouchable” (Remix)

“What’z Next?”

2005

“Living In Pain”

“My Homeboys (Back to Back)”

“Trying to Make It Through”

2004

“Black Cotton”

“Change My Ways”

“Crooked Nigga Too”

“Crooked Nigga Too” (Raphael Saadiq Remix)

“Don’t You Trust Me?”

“First 2 Bomb (Remix)”

“Get Worried”

“Ghetto Gospel”

“Hennessey”

“Hennessey” (Red Spyda Remix)

“Hip Hop” (Inspiration Remix)

“Home Late”

“I C Dead People”

“Jawz Tight (OG Cypher)”

“Killing Fields”

“Loyal to the Game”

“Loyal to the Game” (DJ Quik Remix)

“N.I.G.G.A. (Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished)”

“Out On Bail”

“Part 2”

“Po’ Nigga Blues” (Scott Storch Remix)

“Run All Out”

“Secretz Rearranged”

“Soldier Like Me (Return of the Soulja)”

“They Don’t Give a Fuck”

“Thug 4 Life”

“Thugs Get Lonely Too”

“Thugs Get Lonely Too” (Alt. Version)

“U Gotta Take It (One Day At a Time)”

“Unborn Letters”

“The Uppercut”

“Where Will I Be?”

“Who Believes?”

“Who Do You Love?”

2003

“All Eyez On Me” (Nu-Mixx)

“Ambitionz Az a Ridah (Nu-Mixx)”

“California” (Remix)

“Ghost”

“Hail Mary” (Nu-Mixx)

“Heartz of Men” (Nu-Mixx)

“Hit ‘Em Up” (Nu-Mixx)

“How Do U Want It” (Remix)

“Life Goes On” (Nu-Mixx)

“Never Had a Friend Like Me” (Nu-Mixx)

“One Day at a Time (Em’s Version)”

“The Realist Killaz”

“Runnin’ (Dying to Live)”

“Toss It Up” (Remix)

“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” (Nu-Mixx)

2002

“Better Dayz”

“Catchin’ Feelins”

“Changed Man”

“Fair Xchange”

“Fair Xchange” (Remix)

“Fame”

“Fuck Em All”

“Ghetto Star”

“Late Night”

“Mama’s Just a Little Girl”

“Military Minds”

“My Block” (Remix)

“Never B Peace”

“Never Call U Bitch Again”

“Still Ballin'”

“Street Fame”

“There U Go”

“They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us”

“This Life I Lead”

“Thugz Mansion”

“Thugz Mansion” (Acoustic Version)

“Thugz Mansion (N.Y.)”

“U Can Call”

“Whatcha Gonna Do?”

“When We Ride On Our Enemies”

“Who Do U Believe In?”

2001

“All Out”

“Ballad of a Dead Soulja”

“Breathin'”

“Don’t Stop”

“Everything They Owe”

“Fuck Friendz”

“Fuckin wit the Wrong Nigga”

“Good Life”

“Happy Home”

“LastOnesLeft”

“Let Em Have It”

“Let Em Have It” (Remix)

“Letter 2 My Unborn”

“Lil Homies”

“M.O.B.”

“My Closest Roaddogz”

“Niggaz Nature” (Remix)

“Runnin’ On E”

“So Much Pain”

“This Ain’t Livin'”

“Thug N U Thug N Me”

“Thug N U Thug N Me” (Remix)

“Until the End of Time”

“Until the End of Time” (Remix)

“Untouchable”

“When I Get Free”

“Why U Turn On Me”

“Words 2 My First Born”

“World Wide Mob Figgaz”

“Worldwide” (Remix)

2000

“Deadly Combination”

“Friends”

“They’re Tryin’ To Kill Me”

“Thug Nature”

1999

“As the World Turns”

“Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)”

“Black Jesuz”

“Gaffled” (Remix)

“The Good Die Young”

“Gotta Get Mine” (Remix)

“Hell 4 a Hustler”

“High Speed”

“Homeboyz”

“Killuminati”

“Letter to the President”

“Live Freestyle”

“Secretz of War”

“Still I Rise”

“Tattoo Tears”

“Teardrops and Closed Caskets”

“U Can Be Touched”

1998

“All Bout U (Remix)”

“California Love”

“Changes”

“God Bless the Dead”

“Hit ‘Em Up”

“Homies & Thuggs”

“Homies & Thuggs” (Remix)

“Initiated”

“Me & My Homies”

“Troublesome ’96”

“Unconditional Love”

1997

“Are U Still Down”

“Be the Realist”

“Big Bad Lady”

“Black Starry Night”

“Definition of a Thug Nigga”

“Do for Love”

“Enemies With me”

“Fake Ass Bitches”

“Fuck All Y’all”

“Hellrazor”

“Hold On Be Strong”

“I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto”

“I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto (Hip Hop Version)”

“I’m Gettin’ Money”

“I’m Losin’ It”

“Let Them Thangs Go”

“Lie to Kick It”

“Life Is a Traffic Jam”

“Life’s So Hard”

“Lost Souls”

“Made Niggaz”

“Mass Murderin'” (Remix)

“Murder, Murder”

“Never Had a Friend Like Me”

“Nothin’ But Love”

“Nothing to Lose”

“Only Fear of Death”

“Open Fire”

“Out the Moon (Boom, Boom, Boom)”

“Playaz Dedication”

“R U Still Down? (Remember Me)”

“Ready 4 Whatever”

“Real Bad Boyz (Westside)”

“Redemption”

“Smile”

“Starin’ Through My Rear View”

“Stop the Gunfight”

“Thug Luv”

“Thug Style”

“When I Get Free”

“When I Get Free II”

“Where Do We Go From Here”

“4 tha Hustlas”

“16 On Death Row”

1996

“Against All Odds”

“Ain’t Hard 2 Find”

“All Bout U”

“All Eyez On Me”

“Ambitionz Az a Ridah”

“Blasphemy”

“Bomb First (My Second Reply)”

“California Love” (Remix)

“California Love” (Short Radio Edit)

“Can’t C Me”

“Check Out Time” featuring Natasha Walker

“Got My Mind Made Up”

“Got 2 Survive”

“Hail Mary”

“Heartz of Men”

“Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find”

“Hold Ya Head”

“Holla At Me”

“How Do U Want It”

“I Ain’t Mad at Cha”

“Just Like Daddy”

“Krazy”

“Life Goes On”

“Life of an Outlaw”

“Me and My Girlfriend”

“Million Dollar Spot”

“Niggaz Done Changed”

“No More Pain”

“Only God Can Judge Me”

“Picture Me Rollin'”

“Ratha Be Ya Nigga”

“Run tha Streetz”

“Shorty Wanna Be a Thug”

“Skandalouz”

“Slippin’ Into Darkness”

“Thug Passion”

“To Live & Die In L.A.”

“Toss It Up”

“Tradin’ War Stories”

“What’z Ya Phone #”

“When We Ride”

“White Man’z World”

“Wonda Why They Call U Bytch”

“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”

1995

“Can U Get Away”

“Dear Mama”

“Death Around the Corner”

“Dusted N Disgusted”

“Fuck the World”

“Heavy In the Game”

“If I Die 2Nite”

“It Ain’t Easy”

“Lord Knows”

“Me Against the World”

“Old School”

“Outlaw”

“P.Y.T. (Playa Young Thugs)”

“Po’ Nigga Blues”

“So Many Tears”

“Temptations”

“Throw Your Hands Up”

“We Do This”

“Young Niggaz”

1994

“Bury Me a G”

“Cradle to the Grave”

“Gangsta Team”

“How Long Will They Mourn Me?”

“Jealous Got Me Strapped”

“Pain”

“Pour Out a Little Liquor”

“Shit Don’t Stop”

“Skank Wit U”

“Stay True”

“Str8 Ballin'”

“Under Pressure”

1993

“Comin’ Real Again”

“Gotta Get Mine”

“Guess Who’s Back”

“Holler If Ya Hear Me”

“I Get Around”

“Keep Ya Head Up”

“Last Wordz”

“Let’s Get It On”

“Pac’s Theme”

“Papa’z Song”

“Peep Game”

“Point tha Finga”

“Representin’ 93”

“Something 2 Die 4”

“Souljah’s Revenge”

“The Streetz R Deathrow”

“Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z”

“Strugglin'”

“5 Deadly Venomz”

1992

“Call It What U Want”

“Gaffled Like That”

“Pass the 40”

“Salsa Con Soulfood”

1991

“Brenda’s Got a Baby”

“Crooked Ass Nigga”

“I Don’t Give a Fuck”

“If My Homie Calls”

“Tha’ Lunatic”

“Part Time Mutha”

“Rebel of the Underground”

“Something Wicked”

“Soulja’s Story”

“Trapped”

“Violent”

“Words of Wisdom”

“Young Black Male”

“#1 With a Bullet”