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Tupac is Alive, Not Dead - In the same fashion that Elvis defined Rock ‘n’ Roll; Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop music scene, as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2Pac, or Makaveli) so special were his enormous talent, his on screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was “real” and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards. He was originally from Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Makaveli] 2696 words
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On Tupac Shakur -      'Tupac Shakur could possibly be the most influential and compelling of all rappers' (Dyson 106) Do we really know who Tupac was. The famous phrase, 'never judge a book by its cover' applies to Tupac's own personality and character. A first look at Tupac and you see darkness, you see a violent man with no purpose or direction in his life. Then you look deeper inside him, you step into his shoes and see a kind, caring, but very confused man.      Tupac's life story is like any other typical 'thug' lifestyle....   [tags: Tupac Shakur Rapper Rap Essays]
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Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture - Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in the 20th century. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with only his mom and loved her very much....   [tags: Tupac Amaur Shakur]
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Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead - Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead The world has always been filled with certain unknowns and conspiracies that keep people debating between whether or not these unknowns are fact or fiction. History has proved that there are several occurrences that have sprouted questions within the mind. Did we really land on the moon in 1969. Did an alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. What is going on at Area 51. There is one conspiracy that continually demands answers, especially amongst teenagers....   [tags: Tupac Death Dying Shootings Singers Essays] 1295 words
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Tupac - Tupac When thinking of the Hip-Hop industry, one of the first names that comes to mind is Tupac Shakur. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971. He was reared by his mother Afeni Shakur who was an active member of the Black Panthers. Tupac's family later relocated to Oakland, California, where he spent much of his time on the street. As a kid, he was always getting himself into trouble, and he was very lonely. He started writing songs to keep himself out of trouble. An article from VIBE magazine "Troubled Times for Tupac Shakur" quotes Tupac....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Biography Biographies] 1049 words
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The Assassination of Tupac - The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's Assassination, Some people even believe that he is still alive and might make a sudden come back sometime soon, but what has Tupac left behind....   [tags: music, rap music, teenagers]
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Tupac: The Words of an Inspirational Lyricist - What defines someone as being inspirational to others, do they have to wear a suit and tie, have a Harvard degree, drive a fancy car and speak of nothing but glory. I beg to differ; it depends on the person of whom they are trying to inspire that is why I believe Tupac Shakur is an inspirational icon to underprivileged individuals. Tupac Shakur, through his music, poetry, and political views, inspires young disadvantaged people to recognize that there is life for them outside of the ghetto, poverty, drugs and other adversities....   [tags: Disadvantaged Youth, Relating to People]
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Tupac: The Best Rapper Ever - When you hear the name Tupac Amaru Shakur (2pac) you think of a rapper maybe a “Thug”. But Tupac just didn’t rap he was also a Poet. There is much more to his life than him rapping. Tupac positively affected society with his words in his songs and by singing. He was more than just a rapper. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971 to Afeni Shakur in New York City. His real name is Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac was mainly raised by his mom, because his dad really didn’t have much to do with him when he was born....   [tags: music, prison, expression]
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Tupac Shakur: Gone But Not Forgotten - When someone says Tupac Shakur, there is not a person in my generation that does not have some idea of who he is, that being said it is nearly impossible for me not to have a biased opinion towards him. Tupac Shakur was an individual with a passion to help his fellow struggling “niggas” by trying to improve the neighborhoods of those who were forced to grow up in the ghetto slums of the inner city. He survived a rough childhood that was filled with violence, drugs, and without a father. That caused him to be ungrounded by his mother all the time growing up....   [tags: Hip Hop artists and casualties]
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A Brief Biography of Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur is widely considered by his fans as one of the best, most life changing, influential, and one of the best rappers of the nineties. The rapper’s hoarse and great voice described his absolute contradiction, setting misogyny against praise of strong women. One of these strong women included his mother who had to raise him and her other child by herself throughout the tough times in her life according to one of his greatest hit songs “Dear Mama”. During his musical career, he released many albums such as “This Is an EP Release”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991 (With Digital Underground), “Sons of the P”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991,(with Digital Underground), “2Pacalypse Now”, (...   [tags: influential rappers] 2995 words
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Tupac Shakur and Curtis Jackson - Many Americans don't see the uglier side of the U.S. Most people don't see the events that take place behind the music. When comparing Tupac and 50 Cent, one can see the flaws of American society. Both Tupac and 50 Cent come from a history of violence and drugs. They both had to make something out of what they had which was very little. They realized that if you want to achieve then you have to dream, and do whatever it takes you to achieve that dream. They had the ambition very few others had. Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) came from nothing and had to start providing for himself when he was twelve years old....   [tags: 50 Cent, music producers and performers]
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Tupac Shakur & Curtis Jackson - Many Americans don't see the uglier side of the U.S. Most people don't see the events that take place behind the music. When comparing Tupac and 50 Cent, one can see the flaws of American society. Both Tupac and 50 Cent come from a history of violence and drugs. They both had to make something out of what they had which was very little. They realized that if you want to achieve then you have to dream, and do whatever it takes you to achieve that dream. They had the ambition very few others had. Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) came from nothing and had to start providing for himself when he was twelve years old....   [tags: American society, violence, drugs]
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The Mystery of Tupac Shakur - ... The two friends morphed into bitter rivals caught up in territorial tension (Batey). The East coast vs. West coast hip-hop conflict of the 90s was at its peak while Shakur was at his peak in terms of popularity, so because he strongly represented the West coast, he began to create numerous enemies in the East coast, who also represented themselves strongly (Scott 175). The East vs. West rivalry was extremely heated during the time of the shooting and this rivalry could indicate a possible motive....   [tags: Unsloved Mystery, Rapper, Murder, Biggie Smalls]
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur, otherwise known as 2Pac, was well known for his accomplishments in the rap industry, as well as his career in acting. When most people look back at the life of Tupac they will remember September 7th 1996, the night Shakur was shot four times on the streets of Las Vegas. Six days later on September 13th 1996, he was pronounced dead at the University Of Nevada Medical Center (THUG, 2011). Although most individuals believed that the tension between the East Coast and the West Coast would lighten with the death of Tupac, it did just the opposite....   [tags: Music, Rap Industry] 1846 words
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Tupac Shakur's Death - ... Do you think this is what “Makaveli” did. If so, he would return this year 2014!. Another reason, I believe this conspiracy is true because on the cover Tupac was on the cross like Jesus Christ, could he be showing a sign that he would be resurrected or even return. Many people have this one thing they ALWAYS do, and Tupac’s was wear a bullet-proof vest. It is so ironic how the night he didn't wear one he ended up getting shot. Tupac was cremated the day after he died. Now who gets cremated the day after they die, no autopsy no nothing....   [tags: murder, alive, shooting] 659 words
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The African American Subculture in Changes by Tupac - ... Example of police officers brutality in the 1990s would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, the predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King). This incident triggered massive riots in Los Angeles areas. Tupac was aware of the violence and saw no change from decades ago; racism was alive and thrived in the streets of America....   [tags: rapper, brutality, drugs] 1226 words
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Biggie and Tupac: Who is Responsible for Their Deaths - ... This is also mainly because, it is essential for Broomfield to interview people who were either directly or indirectly related to the late artists to gain more understanding of their individual upbringings, when they were growing up and also after they attained fame. By using commentary for most parts of the film, which, for example, may show an archived footage of the late artists, it provides us with a deeper understanding of who is present in that particular footage and even what was happening at that moment....   [tags: murder, documentary, interviews] 847 words
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The True Story Capture in "Biggie and Tupac" - ... Rap music is a liberating outlet founded by the African-American community for war music, dances and combats which protects them from any offensive nuisance of cultural dominance (The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education). Lyrics were a form of street voices and truths for the masses and often, rap artists are seen as unique figures who walk a fine line between proclaimed realism and glorifying of the past (Fields, 2004). The ‘street warriors’ are mainly attacking the ghosts of America’s racist and capitalistic past that was conspicuous at the time (The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education)....   [tags: documentary, rap, interviews] 996 words
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The Mystery Surrounding Tupac Shakur’s Death - The difficulty and impossibility of someone faking their death and being successful in doing so is off the charts, but there is someone who possibly did it in 1996 that is still alive today. Tupac (2Pac) Shakur was widely known for his rap and hip hop music, but he was also an actor. Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996 (“2 Pac (Tupac) Planet”). It seemed like Tupac had beef with just about everyone and that he was easily offended. Part of that had to do with his rough upbringing. He had beef and controversy with many people; most commonly with rapper Biggie Smalls A.K.A....   [tags: Rap, Hip Hop Music, Biggie Smalls, Fake Death]
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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur - The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur Thesis Statement The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were two of the greatest rappers of all time. They are the most looked up to, revered, and respected artists in all of rap history. They shall be missed for generations to come. Limitations 1. This term paper will talk about Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. life as a rapper and a drug dealer. 2.This term paper will talk about Tupac Shakur's life as a rapper. 3.The paper will also talk about their contributions to the growth of the international popularity in the rap industry....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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The Life of Tupac Shakur - Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. Named after an Inca Chief, Tupac Amaru means “Shining Serpent” referring to wisdom and courage and Shakur meaning “thankful to God”. Shakurs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a leading member of the Black Panthers, a radical wing of the civil rights movement, with support for hardcore ghettos as well as white patronage. When Tupac’s mother was pregnant with Tupac she was spending time in the Woman’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village for conspiring to bomb several public places in New York City....   [tags: Tubac Biography Shakur Essays] 2942 words
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Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur - Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur Central theme: Tupac was a very misunderstood individual, and a lot can be learned from his life. 1. When most people hear the name Tupac, they think of a tattooed thug, a gangsta rapper killed in a tragic shooting who only got what was coming to him, a man who lived by the gun, and who died by the gun. However, those people probably have never taken a chance to look beyond what their eyes tell them, past the ignorance and into the depths of the man who really was Tupac....   [tags: Papers] 889 words
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Tupac - Tupac The rapper known as Tupac Shakur,was born in 1971 in Bronx, NY. Tupac's struggles began early. When Tupac was young, his mother was a member of the organization known as "The Black Panthers." Tupac survived a hard childhood with a drug addicted mother and the rough streets of Baltimore, where they both moved. Soon after their move, Tupac would attend the Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts. This school is what started Tupac in his love of poetry as well as music. Tupac also began writing his rap lyrics here....   [tags: Papers] 1765 words
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tupac - You are here: Home > Free Papers Search For Papers... --->BiographiesBusinessLiteratureHealthHistoryMythologyPhilosophyPoliticsPsychologyReligionSciencesSocial IssuesTechnology----------------Custom Papers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tupak Shakur / Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2pac) DOB: June 16, 1971 – Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 – Las Vegas, NY Height: 5’10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding Godfather: Elmar “Geronimo” Pratt Music Group: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Do...   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive - 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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The Shooting of Tupac Shakur - The Shooting of Tupac Shakur Bang. The sound of a bullet being fired from a gun. To some, a sound of protection and safety, to others sheer agony and pain, and to some unlucky few the last sound they will ever hear. One of these unlucky few happened to be Tupac Shakur on the fateful night of September 7, 1996 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Tupac he had to listen to a flurry of 15 bullets, some of which buried themselves deep into his chest, while the others ended up in the side of his car....   [tags: Papers] 1229 words
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Tupac - Shakur and Wallace are known as two of the greatest rap artists of all time. Both of these men were murdered in the past 6 years. After the death of Shakur, there was a lot of controversy about who had killed him and if he was really dead or not. He was killed in 1996 so the talk had stopped for many years until last month. Before I get into the new findings, I’ll give you some background information. Wallace and Shakur were once good friends and then became enemies. Both men would rap mean, nasty stuff about each other and Shakur even claimed to have slept with Wallace’s wife, Faith Evans....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Tupac - Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential music artist of the 20th Century. “Murda, Murda, Murda, and Kill, Kill, Kill…” these are they lyrics to one of the songs written by Tupac Shakur. Amidst all the controversy surrounding his personal life, this artist has managed to overcome all obstacles and spread his hope/hate message to a surprisingly receptive audience. Tupac’s music is borrowed from the styles of early rap and hip-hop yet its appeal rested in Tupac himself. His persona of “Thug Poet” opened up a portal into the new genre of “Gangsta Rap.” This new style of music revolutionized the music industry and allowed several new artists to break through in Tupac’s creation, Gangsta Rap...   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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Tupac - Tupac I read a book about Tupac Shakur, the most famous music artist in Rap history. What many people misbelieve about Tupac is that he was just another thug of the streets. He wasn’t though he had a very kind and generous heart that only the people that got the chance to know him knew. Tupac Shakur had a very deep passion for sticking with his family. His thug life mentality is not what killed him but his love for music and his family Death Row. After reading this book it made me realize the importance of loyalty, and sticking with what you believe in....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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tupac - Tupac Shakur was a black African American rapper who lived his life with poverty, violence and drugs. The songs ““Hellrazor””, “Me and My Girlfriend” and the poem “In the Event of my Demise” reflect the tragedy and pain which was Tupac’s life. All his poetry relies on vivid imagery and violent language to create a very realistic picture of how terrible life can be living in the ghettos of America. The song “Hellrazor” is a very dramatic song which tells the story of a young black African American male trying to make his way into becoming a “Gangsta” as he has no other way to support himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Biography on Tupac Shakur - Biography on Tupac Shakur In much the same fashion that Kurt Cobain defined the alternative rock music scene, Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop scene as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2pac) so special was his enormous talent, his on-screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was 'real' and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Since his death, there's been a deluge of speculation on who and why, and even if, but unfortunately still no concrete answers exist for any of these questions....   [tags: Papers] 1047 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. Early in his life, he moved to Baltimore, ND, where he attended The Baltimore School, Tupac led 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 “Hanging with the wrong crowd”(Shontae W.). Tupac later got into the rap and acting business, he was dedicated to both rap/hiphop and acting....   [tags: Papers] 739 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential artist of our last decade. He not only made several albums, but was also a large role in many films and a poet. Millions of people bought and still buy his albums. He was a pioneer to gangster rap, and he sang about things that mattered. Although, he was a role model and was admired by many, he also had a lot of enemies, and in the end, his enemies over powered his fans by taking his life. Some say that he may still be alive, but no one really knows....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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Tupac Shakur - A Thug Life What is it that determines and creates an abnormality in the mental state of a young man growing up in east Harlem the violence, gangs, drug abuse, or perhaps overall condition of poverty they’re brought up in. A young black kid that no one on the street expects to go anywhere or do anything with his life that is if he even gets past the age of eighteen, destined for doom before he’s even brought into the world. Tupac Amaru Shakur, or makaveli which ever you decide to call him grew up in exactly these conditions if not worse....   [tags: Biography] 944 words
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Mystery Behind Death of Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac has brought his fans together with his music, poetry and acting. But this dead or alive dilemma has split these fans into two groups. Those who believe he is still alive and believe he has faked his death. The others are the ones who believe he has lived, and has lived well but is now at peace. Why would anybody have reason to believe that he is still alive. People have a good reason to believe that he is still alive. One reason is that the facts that point to him being alive largely outnumber those which insist he is dead....   [tags: Rap Music] 1846 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur “ Poverty, murder, violence and never a day 2 rest.” Those were the words of Tupac Shakur, a legendary rapper. Tupac Amaru Shakur (born June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rapping and hip hop music, as well as his movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling rap artist, with over 75 million albums sold worldwide, including over 50 millions in the United States alone....   [tags: Rapper Tupck Biography] 913 words
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Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World - Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World I was 13 years old. Anticipation thrilled my mind and body as the sea air wafted through the window. My best friend and I were nearing the beach and the mini-van we had inhabited for six hours felt as though it was closing in on us. Thoughts of the beach, the simplicity, and the freedom had controlled my mind for weeks, even months prior to our trip to the beach. Harnessing my recent hormone attack was still a challenge and images of tan girls plagued my mind....   [tags: Music]
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Tupac Shakur - 2pac. Hip hop/R'n'B. The Eternal Lament From my mind 2 the depths of my soul I yearn 2 achieve all of my goals And all of my free time will be spent On the 1's I miss I will lament I am not a perfectionist But still I seek perfection I am not a great romantic But yet I yearn 4 affection Eternally my mind will produce ways 2 put my talents 2 use and when I'm done no matter where I've been I'll yearn 2 do it all again. 2pac though out his life learned to live his dreams and reach his goals he learned to believe in his own success , and his music become his life....   [tags: Biography] 1342 words
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Tupac's Murderer Discovered - Tupac's Murderer Discovered THE unsolved murder of Lesane Parish Crooks, more widely known as Tupac Amaru Shakur has finally been solved. The legendary rapper died on the 13/11/96 after being shot 4 times by an unknown offender with a semiautomatic pistol. Suspicions targeted Suge Knight, the president of Death Row records, Notorious B.I.G and even Tupac himself, some believed he faked it for publicity. Evidence now shows that a Compton gang, the Southside Crips carried out the shooting because of Tupac beating one of the gang members just a few hours before....   [tags: Free Essays] 375 words
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Tupac Shakur Biography - Tupac Shakur 1971-1996 Born: June 16, 1971 in New York, New York, United States Died: September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Ethnicity: African American Occupation: Rap Musician, Musician, Actor "Don't shed a tear for me ... / I ain't happy here / I hope they bury me and send me to my rest / Headlines readin' murdered to death."--from "If I Die Tonight" on Me against the World (1995) BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY With his tattoo-splattered physique, piercing deep-set eyes, and shaved head, Tupac Amaru Shakur came across as middle America's worst nightmare, the darkest strain of hip-hop....   [tags: essays research papers] 2074 words
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Tupac Shaku Is Hoping for People of All Color to Get Along in Song, The Changes - ... Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he’s a hero” (2PAC LYRICS). During the 1980s and 1990s, United States still had problems of police corruption and brutality. When a police officer kills a black person, the community would celebrate the officers as a hero for helping the society. Example police officers abusing their powers would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers even after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King)....   [tags: utopia, rapper, african american]
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Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist - Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur] 1136 words
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Appreciation from Son to Mother in Tupac Shakur's Song, Dear Mama - Throughout the emotional lyrics of Tupac Shakur’s song “Dear Mama”, he constantly reveals trial and tribulation. Shakur sympathetically expresses the obstacles he endures due to the undying support of his mother who displays sacrificial love. He explains the abnormal circumstances in which his family undergoes such as poverty, single parenting, and even feelings of hopelessness. Shakur characterizes his mother as a heroic figure, who outshines the negative aspects of his life by providing the essentials only a mother could both physically and morally instill in her child....   [tags: music] 660 words
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Hip Hop’s Greatest Controversy: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac - Hip Hop’s Greatest Controversy: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac Hip Hop started in the South Bronx, New York City in the 1970’s. Hip Hop as a music and culture started when block parties became popular, particular among African-American youths who reside in Bronx. Deejays would play popular songs on turntables at that time and start to break or “scratching” in between playing songs to create their own beats. Hip Hop served as a voice for the inner city youths were from a low-income families. The culture would reflect their way of life....   [tags: violence, culture, parties]
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Bigger Thomas, of Native Son and Tupac Shakur - "Negro writers must accept the nationalist implications of their lives, not in order to encourage them, but in order to change and transcend them. They must accept the concept of nationalism because, in order to transcend it, they must posses and understand it." -- Richard Wright In 1996, famed rapper and entertainer Tupac Shakur[1] was gunned down in Las Vegas. Journalistic sentiment at the time suggested he deserved the brutal death. The New York Times headline, "Rap Performer Who Personified Violence, Dies," suggested Shakur, who was twenty five when he died, deserved his untimely death....   [tags: Richard Wright's Native Son, 2015]
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American Rap - American rap has changed very much over time. A big reason for that was the work of Tupac and Eminem. Although Tupac isn’t around anymore, Eminem is still changing the rap game forever. In the early stages of rap, it was mainly popular to african americans and performed by african americans but since the emergence of Eminem, rap music is more popular to all races and is being performed by all races as well. Rap has changed very much over time and the similarities and differences between Tupac and Eminem had a great impact on the American rap industry and American culture....   [tags: music, eminem, tupac]
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Rap - Throughout the past years, rap and all other types of music artist use their music to express their views, opinions and feelings in their songs. From their lyrics, you will have a little understanding towards what they see and feel about the society. The artists should be happy because this is a freedom of speech country and they can compose any types of music to express themselves. Although there are voices saying rap music should be censored and it has been influencing youth’s mind, but is rap music negatively influencing the youths’....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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