Urban Mythology

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Hip-hop’s greatest gift and its heaviest burden is its legacy of urban mythology. It will be remembered as that bittersweet moment when young black men captured the ears of America and defined themselves on their own terms in doing so, they raised a defiant middle finger to a history that shamed them with slavery, misrepresented them as coons and criminals and co-opted the best of their culture. Family History Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on june,16,1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan New York. He was the son of Alice Faye Williams who was born January, 10, 1947 in Lumberton North Carolina to Rosa Belle Williams and Walter Williams. Tupac Shakur’s great grand father was a poor white man from Lumberton named Powell who married Millie Ann Afeni’s grandmother and Tupac Shakur’s great grandmother. Millie Ann was a black woman Powell was disowned by his family and tied to a wagon and was dragged around town. Rosa Belle Williams and Walter had two children their first born was Gloria Williams Tupac Shakur’s aunt and Alice Faye Williams named after the actress Alice Faye. Alice’s father Wa...

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