Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Essay

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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive

     On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many of them bodyguards. Four unidentified men pulled alongside Suge’s car, fired 13 rounds, and sped away. No one gives chase and there were no witnesses on the street. How come? Why not, especially after a heavyweight fight? Tupac was shot in multiple places including his pelvis, hand, and torso. Suge was grazed in the head w/ a slug of a bullet fragment. On Friday, September 13, 1996, he was reportedly pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. But, did he really die? There are many suspicious details about his departure that contribute to this theory. It is supposed that Tupac is still alive b/c of things said before and after his death, actions done before and after his death, and other reports.

     “I got a big money scheme, and you ain’t even wit’ it,” 2Pac states in the song “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.” 2Pac certainly earned a lot of money by faking his death. His LP All Eyez On Me (1996), rap’s first 2 disc album, shot back up to the Billboard top 10 in the weeks following his death. His latest CD, The Don Killuminati: The Seven-Day Theory, recorded under the alias Makaveli, debuted on the Billboard charts as the number one album in the nation. By selling 664,000 copies, it surpassed the “gold” plateau in one week and is now a multi-platinum hit. Sales of his other CD’s also increased dramatically, w/ his third solo album, Me Against the World (1995), actually climbing back onto the Billboard charts.

     Las Vegas is a payoff city, meaning all sorts of folks have been known to be on the take, like lawyers, doctors, press, etc. When Tupac was in the Las Vegas hospital and one of his lungs was removed, the doctors were tight-lipped about his condition. One nurse made the public statement that Tupac would live and that she was positive of it. The fact that a trained medical professional stated clearly that 2Pac would live shows that his condition may have been much better than what was reported at the time. Suge Knight released a statement that in an interview that after the shooting occurred, 2Pac was awake and making conversation in the vehicle. Apparently, Suge was trying to find a hospital and 2Pac laughed before saying, “Why are you taking me to the hospital, you’re the one who got shot in the head.” Perhaps the most pressing piece of evidence that he is still alive isn’t what has been said, but has remained unsaid. Time magazine reports that police spokesman Phil Roland...

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