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Its Preety Much Bout Tupacs Life

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The Man, The Myth, The Icon.. Just the few words to describe The Legend. Born in a jail cell, no one knew what great expectations and influence this incredible man would have on the blacks. Diagnosing "Thug Life" to his followers, this New York MC would create a rap revolution, which even inspired Jam master J. Mr. Kean and fellow students, Tupac Amaru Shakur deserves to be heard, and I'm here to tell my side of the story. Shakur was born in Brooklyn, NY 1971. While still a small child, his mother changed his name to Tupac Amaru after an Inca Indian revolutionary, "Tupac Amaru", meaning "Shining Serpent". "Shakur" meaning "Thankful To God" in Arabic. The family experienced hard times. No matter where they moved-the Bronx, Harlem, homeless shelters- Tupac was distressed. "I remember crying all the time. My major thing growing up was I couldn't fit in. Because I was from everywhere. I didn't have no buddies that I grew up with." By the age of twelve, Tupac had discovered his loves for acting, writing love songs and poetry. As a young teen, his family moved to Baltimore, MD, where he attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts studying acting and ballet. At this school, Tupac left a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable to continue his training. He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family. That's when Tupac began to, as he called it, "Hang with the wrong crowd." At age fifteen, he fell into rap; he started writing lyrics, which were later used in his songs. By the time he was twenty, Tupac had been arrested eight times, even serving eight months in prison after being convicted of sexual abuse. In addition, he was the subject of two wrongful-death lawsuits, one involving a six-year-old boy who was killed after getting caught in gang-war crossfire between Shakur's gang and a rival group.Not held back by his lack of formal education, Tupac joined the Rap group Digital Underground as a dancer. Not long before the group achieved award winning success, Tupac released his own album "2Pacalypse Now", which was also a success. The hit single "Brenda's...

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