Shakur, Tupac

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Name
Shakur, Tupac Gender: M
Lesane Parish Crooks
born on 16 June 1971
Place Bronx, New York, 40n51, 73w54
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif or s_piscol.18.gif



Tupac Shakur (Drawing by Gringolivier, 2010)
photo: Gringolivier, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

American black rapper and actor, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli.

Proud of his gangsta background, Tupac was the son of a Black Panther activist who gave him birth a month after leaving jail. His father died of a drug overdose and the boy was raised in an environment of poverty and crime. By the age of 22, Tupac was a successful rapper with Digital Underground as the result of being in the right place at the right time. His good luck did not extend to his personal life when he was arrested on 19 November 1993 on charges of sexual assault, just three weeks after he was booked in Atlanta for allegedly shooting and wounding two off-duty cops during a traffic dispute.

Tupac died on 13 September 1996 from wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting, age 25. He was hit by four bullets on 7 September at approximately 11:15 pm (PDT) as he rode near the Las Vegas Strip in a car driven by the head of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight, who was slightly wounded. Surgeons removed Shakur's right lung, and he was pronounced dead at 4:03 PM Friday.

It was the second time in two years that Shakur had been shot. In November 1994 he was shot five times during an apparent robbery in the lobby of a Manhattan recording session. Arrested repeatedly, six times since 1993 on various charges, he had been released last year on bail pending appeal after serving eight months in a New York prison for sex abuse. In November 1995 he had paid a settlement to the parents of a six-year-old boy who killed by a stray bullet that allegedly came from Shakur's gun.

The Las Vegas attackers got away. It appeared to be a continuation of problems as Shakur and his gang were in a fight outside a Las Vegas hotel just before the shooting. At a prior encounter, police broke up a confrontation between Shakur's entourage and six other men at the recent MTV awards in New York. At any event, some encounter or other seemed to be always current in a life marked by violence.

Shakur's birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks, but in 1972, he was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur after the last Incan emperor; his mother Alice Faye Walker having married Mutulu Shakur, who became his Stepfather.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Dr. Dre (born 18 February 1965)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Knight, Suge (born 19 April 1965)
  • friend relationship with Tyson, Mike (born 30 June 1966)

Events

  • Crime : Arrest 19 November 1993 (Arrested for sexual assault)
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  • Health : Violent trauma 7 September 1996 at 11:15 PM in Las Vegas (Drive-by shooting)
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  • Death by Homicide 13 September 1996 at 4:03 PM in Las Vegas (Drive-by shooting, age 25)
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Source Notes

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Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black rap gangsta)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Shooting/wounding)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime (Sexual assault)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Rapper)