25 Unknown Facts About Tupac or 2Pac You Must Know

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5842119529_17d57db90cLesane Parish Crooks or better known as Tupac Shakur, was born on June 16, 1971 in Manhattan City. He was one of the best pop stars of the 90s, an unbelievable rapper, a noteworthy actor and an incredible human being. He was named after Túpac Amaru II, a well known 18th century South American revolutionary. His name, Tupac Amaru meant shining serpent and Shakur meant thankful to god. But this is not it, there are many such more enthralling facts about your favourite rapper you should know,. Eye down for 25 most fascinating facts:

  1. Tupac’s mother was imprisoned when Tupac was in her womb. She was charged with bombing claims.

  2. Tupac’s favourite actor was Jim Carrey.

  3. He was first inspired to rap when his best friend was killed, while he was playing with a gun.

  4. At 13, to raise funds for Jessie Jackson’s presidential campaign, Tupac played Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, in Harlem.

  5. He kick started his career as a backup dancer in 1990s.

  6. At his teenage years, he enjoyed listening to English and Irish pop musicians. Some of his favourites were U2, Kate Bush and Sinead O’Connor.

  7. The Publishing Company which he owned was renamed later to Joshua’s Dream in honor of a fatally ill child. The child’s only wish was to meet him before his death.

  8. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a teen. He learned acting and dance there.

  9. Most of his music was released after his death surprisingly. The number of releases was even more than what was released while he was living.

  10. All of his 10 albums released after his death have gone platinum.

  11. Me Against the World hit number 1 position on the Billboard 200. This made him the first artist to achieve this feat while being at the prison.

  12. His song dear mama was the third rap song (history) to enter the National Recording Registry in 2010.

  13. Tupac also dated Madonna for a while, three years before he died.

  14. In 1993, Rashida Jones wrote a letter to him, annoyed, after he criticized her father for having a relationship with white women.

  15. He completed The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory in just seven days in total.

  16. An upcoming film, “7 Dayz”, is based on the last week of Tupac’s life.

  17. Tupac’s life has stirred frequent books and theatrical productions, one of them is the most famous 2012 musical Holler If Ya Can Hear Me

  18. While in prison, he use to read Niccolò Machiavelli, his favourite was particularly The Prince.

  19. Shakur even shot two off-duty police officers. Nevertheless, his charges were dropped later as it was discovered that the officers were drunk and possessed weapons.

  20. It is been said that during the shoot of Poetic Justice, Tupac was asked to take an HIV test. This was asked before he could film a love scene with Janet Jackson.

  21. He even cried at the sets of Poetic Justice after having a conversation with Maya Angelou.

  22. Tupac died in a gun shoot in Las Vegas. His murder mystery till date remains unsolved.

  23. After his death in 1996, he returned to the stage at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival via hologram technique. This technique was also used to bring stars like Michael Jackson, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and Easy-E live on stage.

  24. 10 years after his death, Madame Tussauds commemorated him in wax like figure. They also hand-painted his tattoos to make it look more real.

  25. Tupac’s much awaited film film “7 Dayz”, as mentioned above, is now seeking $300k online via an IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign started by his former producing partner.

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