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Tupac Shakur

Actor / Poet / Road Crew / Lyricist / Songwriter / Screenwriter / Composer | * 06/16/1971 († 25, 09/13/1996) | East Harlem, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and later by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Much of Shakur's music has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality. Shakur was born in New York City to parents who were both political activists and Black Panther Party members. Raised by his mother, he relocated to Baltimore in 1984 and to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. With the release of his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he became a central figure in West Coast hip hop for his conscious rap lyrics. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995). His Diamond certified album All Eyez on Me (1996), the first double-length album in hip-hop history, abandoned his introspective lyrics for volatile gangsta rap. In addition to his music career, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his st... ()
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Tupac Amaru Shakur, best known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Tupac Shakur

Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album Favorite Rap/hip Hop Artist Mobo Awards for Best Video Soul Train Music Award for Best Album of the Year

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Movies with Tupac Shakur as Actor(28)

as Himself (archive footage)2021 Untitled Tupac Shakur Documentary
as Self - Hip-Hop Artist (archive footage)2021 Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell
as Himself (Archival Footage)2021 Last Man Standing
as Himself (archive footage)2018 American Dream/American Knightmare
as Himself (Archive Footage)2015 Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders
as archive footage2010 One Night in Vegas
as Self (Archived Footage)2004 Tupac Vs.
as Self (archive footage)2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
as Himself (archive footage)2003 Tupac: Resurrection
as Himself (archive footage)2003 Beef
as himself2002 Biggie & Tupac
as Himself (archive footage)2002 Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel
as Himself (archive footage)2001 Welcome to Death Row
as Himself (Archive Footage)2001 Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake
as Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore1997 Gridlock'd
as Detective Rodriguez1997 Gang Related
as Tank1996 Bullet
as Birdie1994 Above the Rim
as Lucky1993 Poetic Justice
as Roland Bishop1992 Juice
as Digital Underground Member1991 Nothing but Trouble

TV Shows/Series with Tupac Shakur as Actor(6)

as Himself (archive footage)2017 Who Killed Tupac?
as Self (archive footage)2017 The Defiant Ones

Albums by 2Pac on Apple Music / iTunes Store

Tupac: The Lost Tape (Live)

9 Tracks - Tribute
2011 - Mo Thugs Entertainment

The Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - ilation ℗ 2007 Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

The Best of 2Pac, Pt. 1: Thug

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - ilation ℗ 2007 Interscope Records

The Best of 2Pac, Pt. 1: Thug

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - ilation ℗ 2007 Interscope Records

The Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - ilation ℗ 2007 Interscope Records

Pac's Life (Bonus Track)

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - Amaru Entertainment/Interscope Records

Pac's Life (Bonus Track)

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - Amaru Entertainment/Interscope Records

Pac's Life

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - Amaru Entertainment/Interscope Records

Pac's Life

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - Amaru Entertainment/Interscope Records

Live At the House of Blues

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2005 - Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd

Loyal to the Game

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - Interscope Records

Loyal to the Game

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - Interscope Records

Resurrection (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

14 Tracks - Soundtrack
2003 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

Resurrection (Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture)

14 Tracks - Soundtrack
2003 - ertainment/Interscope Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2003 Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

Better Dayz

26 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - ilation ℗ 2002 Amaru Entertainment, Inc., Under exclusive license to Interscope Records

Better Dayz

26 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - ilation ℗ 2002 Amaru Entertainment, Inc., Under exclusive license to Interscope Records

Until the End of Time

28 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

Until the End of Time

29 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

The Rose That Grew from Concrete, Vol. 1

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2000 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc.

Still I Rise

15 Tracks - Hardcore Rap
1999 - The Estate of Tupac Shakur

Still I Rise

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1999 - The Estate of Tupac Shakur

Greatest Hits

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - ilation ℗ 1998 Death Row Records/Interscope Records

Greatest Hits

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - ilation ℗ 1998 Death Row Records/Interscope Records

R U Still Down? (Remember Me)

26 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1997 - Interscope Records

All Eyez On Me

27 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1996 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc., under exclusive license to Interscope Records

All Eyez On Me

27 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1996 - Amaru Entertainment, Inc., under exclusive license to Interscope Records

Me Against the World

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1995 - Interscope Records

Thug Life, Vol. 1

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1994 - Interscope Records

Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1993 - Interscope Records

2Pacalypse Now

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1991 - Interscope Records

Additional Information

Full Name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
Born: Wednesday, 06/16 1971 (June) in East Harlem, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 09/13 1996 (September) in University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (aged: 25)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Tamalpais High School, Baltimore School for the Arts
Member of: Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlawz
Record Label: Death Row Records, Interscope Records, Amaru Entertainment
Named after: Túpac Amaru II
Spouses (current/former): Keisha Morris
Father: Billy Garland
Mother: Afeni Shakur
Related to: Mutulu Shakur, Assata Shakur, Mopreme Shakur, Sekyiwa Shakur, Kastro
Other names for Tupac Shakur (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"2pac"
"Makaveli" (Pseudonym)
"Makaveli the Don"
"Pac"
"Digital Underground"
"Lesane Parish Crooks"
"2Pac" (Pseudonym)
"MC New York" (Pseudonym)
Tupac Shakur frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Jason Sudeikis (16x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (15x, Actor)
Will Forte (13x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (12x, Actress)
Snoop Dogg (11x, Actor)
Amy Poehler (9x, Actress)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3390, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/28/2021