Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Tupac Shakur is a very famous, most influential rapper, hip hop artist to date in the United States. Tupac Shakur has gained success from his amazing singles in albums like Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., Me Against the World. His songs are equally valued and popular among the listeners even after many years of his death.

Early Life

Tupac Shakur was born on 16th June 1971, in East Harlem, New York, United States of America. His father’s name is Billy Garland, and his mother is Afeni Shakur. While, he also had four brothers; Mopreme Shakur, Malik Garland, Landon Garland, and Chinua Shakur.

And, he had four sisters; Takerra Allen, Sekyiwa Shakur, Nzingha Shakur, N’Neka Shakur. While he held an American nationality and practiced Deism. Further, he belonged to the African-American ethnicity. According to astrology, he had Gemini as his zodiac sign.

Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at Tamalpais High school, Mill Valley, California from his hometown. While, he also went to Paul Laurence Durbar High School, Baltimore, Maryland, and Baltimore School for the Arts too. And, he might have accomplished his higher studies at university.


The famous and influential rapper is no more with us today. He took his last breath on 13th September 1996 at the very young age of just 25. The legendary rapper died of gunshot wounds suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting.

Professional Life

Tupac Shakur though had his brief career and short life is one of the most recognizable faces and voices in hip-hop and the music industry. He was a widely successful rapper and actor too for his popularity for her violent and shocking lyrics.

Tupac was interested in rapping, writing songs, and singing from a very early age and started to. Initially, he commenced his career as a roadie and backup dancer with Digitial Underground which was an alternative hip hop group in the year of 1991.

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Caption: Tupac during the performance (Source: Amazon)

With the group, he gave a performance for the soundtrack of the movie named Nothing but Trouble. Following his passion and dream, he released his debut solo album named 2Pacalypse Now at the end of 1991. The song in the album mainly raised the contents like racism, poverty, violence, and teenage pregnancy. These things generated a lot of controversies and made him popular.

He brought his second album in 1993 under the name Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. This was too very successful as that first album. Songs like Keep Ya Head Up, and I Get Around was very popular songs from this album. Apart from a solo journey, he also worked with other artists like Big Syke, Mopreme Shakur, Rated R, etc, and form a group named Thug Life.

The group released an album named Thug Life: Volume 1 in 1994. This was Gold certified in the US. Apart from his popularity in the entertainment sector, he also made headlines for his action which was illegal acts. He recovered from the shooting and went to jail for a sexual assault. He released another album in 1995 named Me Against the World.

It was during his time in prison he became amazingly the biggest hit and was number one on Billboard 200. The album is also taken as one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time. His last album was All Eyes on Me which was released in 1996 with the hit songs like How Do U Want It, and California Love. The album went multi-Platinum within a few months.

Some of his posthumous albums are; R U Still Down?, Greatest Hits, Stil I Rise, Until the End of Time, Better Days, Loyal to the Game, and Pac’s Life. Furthermore, he has also appeared in some movies as an actor. Some of his movie credits are; Nothing but Trouble, Poetic Justice, Above the Rim, Bullet, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related.


While for his amazing contribution, he has got some awards and recognitions too. He won the Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album in 1996, he also won American Music Award.

Net Worth

Tupac lived a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he earned from his work. Moreover, his total net worth was about $200k US dollars at the time of his death.

Personal Life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Tupac, he was divorced. He was previously in a marriage relationship with Keisha Morris. They tied the knot in April 1995 but it lasted for only 1 year till March 1996. At the time of his death, he was in a relationship with Kidada Jones.

Kidada is the daughter of Quincy Jones. She remained together till his death. He did not have any children. Apart from it, he had no affairs with any other person. While he was straight regarding gender choices. And, he did not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Tupac Shakur and Kidada Jones (Source: 9GAG)

Body Measurements

Tupac Shakur was very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The rapper stood about 5 feet and 9 inches tall. While he weighed 73kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranged from 42 inches chest, 34 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps. The color of his eyes was black, and he had black colored hair.

Social Media

Tupas is also present on social media. There is a Facebook account under the name 2PAC with around 18 million followers. He also has an Instagram account under the name @2pac with around 7.2 million followers. Further, his Twitter account @2PAC has around 708.3k followers.

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