Shakur is one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all times, and it’s not just me, Rolling Stone says it and, which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and if that does not convince you, this is the real deal, on April 7th, 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Good thing for the new movie about him huh?
“Critics Consensus: Despite Demetrius Shipp Jr.’s fine lead performance, All Eyez on Me is mostly a surface-skimming, by-the-numbers biopic of a larger-than-life icon.” – Rotten Tomatoes
“Tupac was born in Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971, his stage names were 2Pac, Makaveli, and Pac. He was an American rapper and actor, as of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me (1996) and his Greatest Hits (1998) are among the best-selling albums in the United States.
Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. Most of the themes in Shakur’s songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs. During the latter part of his career, Shakur was a vocal participant during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records. Apart from his career in music, Shakur was also an actor, starring in various films and TV programs in the 1990s, including Poetic Justice (1993), Gang Related (1997) and Gridlock’d (1997).
On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died from his injuries six days later.” -Wikipedia