Best of 2pac – The Greatest (25 years) 2021
Celebrate us on this day with Tupac Amaru Shaku better known by his stage name 2Pac and, later, by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper, (Pac)
In 1995, Shakur served eight months in prison on sexual assault charges, but was released after agreeing to sign with Marion “Suge” Knight’s label Death Row Records in exchange for Knight posting his bail. Following his release, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996)
Five more albums have been released since Shakur’s death, all of which have been certified Platinum in the United States.
Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Interscope, Jive, Amaru, Death Row
Digital Underground, Outlawz, Thug Life, Dr. Dre, Daz Dillinger, Johnny “J”, Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight
Outside music, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice (1992), Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993) where he starred alongside Janet Jackson, Ezekiel in Gridlock’d (1997), and Jake in Gang Related (1997), all of which garnered praise from critics.
Will Smith admitted he was jealous of Jada Pinkett Smith’s close friendship with Tupac Shakur, both of whom attended The Baltimore School of Arts.
On host Charlamagne Tha God that he “was deeply insecure” and not “man enough to handle that relationship.”
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