Tupac Amaru Shakur<br />June 16, 1971- September 13, 1991<br />“Though our hands are chained like <br />they are, they hav...
African American Struggles <br />Some of the most amazing songs of courage and empowerment <br />comefrom the African Amer...
African American Struggles<br />nefound Freedom. It became known as the Blues. <br />Artist like Bessie Smith and Ma Raine...
African American Struggles<br />  politics, and poverty. They rapped about the day-to-day life. This is where Tupac fit in...
Tupac’s Childhood<br />Tupac was born on  June 16th 1971 to two “Black Panther Party“ members. The “Black Panther Party” w...
Tupac’s Childhood<br />Because of his mother’s lifestyle Tupac moved around a lot; usually from different homeless shelter...
Tupac’s Childhood<br />instructors said they saw true talent in him. That didn’t last long as Afeni pulled him out and mov...
Tupac’s  Adulthood<br />After Tupac left the school he<br />moved in with a neighbor and <br />Began using drugs. He says ...
Tupac’s Adulthood<br />Tupac was strongly affected by what he had to deal with as a child and what he was seeing in societ...
Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />Tupac gained a reputation for breaking the law.<br />He filed a $10 million dollar suit against ...
Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />dropped.<br />In December 1993, Shakur and others were charger with sexually abusing a woman in ...
Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />the groin, and once in the thigh. Once he got out of surgery he was sentenced to a prison senten...
Tupac’s Death<br />Tupac was previously attended the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon boxing match. At the match a fight betwee...
Tupac’s Death<br />And have his body in and induced paralysis because he was convulsing so bad. Tupac was finally pronounc...
Comments About Tupac<br />-Rev. Jesse Jackson Sometimes the lure of violent culture is so magnetic that even when one over...
Tupac’s Legacy<br />After Tupac died Afeni created the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. She created it in 2001 to house Art ...
Tupac Awards<br /><ul><li>In 1994, he was nominated as the favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist.
Tupac was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002
In 2003, MTV’s “Greatest MCs” countdown listed Tupac as the “Number 1 MC” as voted by viewers.
In 2004, a VIBE magazine poll showed him to be the rated “greatest rapper of all time” as voted by fans</li></li></ul><li>...
Tupac’s Musical Style<br />all. He had aggressive and anti-police lyrics which influenced many people. Tupac;s goal ws to ...
Tupac’s First Hit “All Eyes On Me”<br />[&apos;Pac talking]Big Syke, Newt, HankBeugard, Big Sur (yeah)Y&apos;all know how ...
All Eyez On Me<br />cowards goinWell are you still down nigga? Holla when you see meAnd let these devils be sorry for the ...
Tupac’s Poem; The Rose that Grew From the Concrete<br />Did you hear about the rose that grew <br />from a crack in the co...
Discographies<br /><ul><li>1991 2Pacalypse Now went Gold
1993 Strictly 4 My Niggaz went Platinum
 1996 Me Against the World went 2x Platinum
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  1. 1. Tupac Amaru Shakur<br />June 16, 1971- September 13, 1991<br />“Though our hands are chained like <br />they are, they haven’t taken music<br /> from us yet. So that’s how I’ll <br />fight. People tell me don’t quit <br />like everyone else . I wont have no <br />fear.”- Tupac<br />
  2. 2. African American Struggles <br />Some of the most amazing songs of courage and empowerment <br />comefrom the African American slaves when they were forced <br />to perform extreme amounts of labor <br />under the control of masters. They <br />began to produce the only music <br />they had which is called work <br />songs. They also used a style of <br />music called call and response. <br />Slave spirituals arose out of <br />these times as Well. From then on <br />communities would recognize it as <br />a valuable technique.Slave<br />spirituals became popular among <br />the church community.<br />When slaves where freed, after the <br />Civil War and with the Emancipation, <br />They began to sing about that<br />
  3. 3. African American Struggles<br />nefound Freedom. It became known as the Blues. <br />Artist like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey were infusing Blues and rock<br />And roll in the African American culture. <br />Civil Rights songs were then born out of the African American’s frustration to gain equal rights.<br />Hip- Hop and rap then emerged. Artist like LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and others began to mix a new rhythm of beats and rap about racism, violence, <br />
  4. 4. African American Struggles<br /> politics, and poverty. They rapped about the day-to-day life. This is where Tupac fit in. He was affected by all of this past history that allowed him to sing what he wanted to.<br />
  5. 5. Tupac’s Childhood<br />Tupac was born on June 16th 1971 to two “Black Panther Party“ members. The “Black Panther Party” was a political activist group that fought for black power and self defense for African Americans.<br />Tupac’s mother, Afeni, was pregnant with Tupac while in jail for a bombing. <br />Tupac was originally named Lesane Parish Crooks but his mother changed it to Tupac Amaru which meant “Shining Serpent”<br />
  6. 6. Tupac’s Childhood<br />Because of his mother’s lifestyle Tupac moved around a lot; usually from different homeless shelter within the Bronx and Harlem. He said about moving around, “I remember crying all the time. My major thing growing up is that I couldn’t fit in. Because I was from everywhere. I didn’t have no buddies that I grew up with.”<br />Because of the “instability”, Tupac grew into a troublesome child. He said about his life, &quot;I have to play the hand I was dealt.”<br />Afeni moved Tupac to Balitmore to give him a chance at life. She enrolled him in the Balitmore School of Arts. Tupac excelled in every performance and all of his<br />
  7. 7. Tupac’s Childhood<br />instructors said they saw true talent in him. That didn’t last long as Afeni pulled him out and moved him to westside America. That move changed his life and the different sides became important in his life and death.<br />
  8. 8. Tupac’s Adulthood<br />After Tupac left the school he<br />moved in with a neighbor and <br />Began using drugs. He says at <br />That point in his life he got <br />Off track.<br />In 1991, he signed with his <br />First record Underground <br />Digital and talked of his,<br />“hopes and dreams of using his<br />Talents to turn bad to good and <br />Become a pro-black <br />Revolutionary.” <br />Tupac was a good performer <br />because of his ability to make <br />people laugh and for his <br />ability to listen and learn. <br />His good looks and good nature <br />Helped him as well.<br />
  9. 9. Tupac’s Adulthood<br />Tupac was strongly affected by what he had to deal with as a child and what he was seeing in society[.<br />Tupac began showing a darker side to his music and every once and a while keeping a lighter side.<br />Tupac inspired and influenced many with his music but he also had a bad side in which many claimed he influenced murder. <br />While on tour, Tupac,, learned that his mother began doing crack and he took this news pretty hard. <br />
  10. 10. Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />Tupac gained a reputation for breaking the law.<br />He filed a $10 million dollar suit against the Oakland Police Department for brutally beating him for jaywalking. <br />There was a controversy over an incident in 1992, where a Texas Police officer was shot by a teenager who claimed he was influenced by Tupac’s album 2pacalypse Now. The album included songs about killing police.<br />In October 1993, persecuted for shooting some officers after Tupac and his gang nearly hit a couple in a car. All charges were<br />
  11. 11. Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />dropped.<br />In December 1993, Shakur and others were charger with sexually abusing a woman in a hotel room. Shakur denied The charges but he was convicted and sentenced to one and a half years in a <br />Correction facility.<br />In 1994, he was convicted of attacking a former employer on set. He was then involved in a gang shooting in which a child was shot. Ballistics proved that the bullet didn’t come from Shakur or his gang members so the charges were dropped. <br />In 1994, Tupac was shot five times; twice in the head, twice in<br />
  12. 12. Tupac’s Legal Issues<br />the groin, and once in the thigh. Once he got out of surgery he was sentenced to a prison sentence of one and a half to four and a half years for three counts of molestation.<br /> All of these legal cases influenced who Tupac was as a rapper. <br />
  13. 13. Tupac’s Death<br />Tupac was previously attended the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon boxing match. At the match a fight between Shakur and a man named Orlando Anderson broke out. Shakur left the boxing match to go to Death Row Club. While in his sedan, a white Cadillac pulled up to the passengers side and fired twelve or thirteen shots. The Cadillac contained unknown persons. Tupac was hit four times; once in the pelvis, right hand, chest, and once in the thigh. The white Cadillac sped off leaving Tupac bleeding to death and Suge, the driver barely grazed. Tupac was rushed to the University Medical Center where he underwent days of surgery. He had to have his right lung removed <br />
  14. 14. Tupac’s Death<br />And have his body in and induced paralysis because he was convulsing so bad. Tupac was finally pronounced dead on Friday, September 13th 1996. The whole world mourned his death, however, his faithful fans believed it was a conspiracy and that he was still alive because Tupac’s music frequently talked about faking his own death. The shooters of his murder are still at large. <br />
  15. 15. Comments About Tupac<br />-Rev. Jesse Jackson Sometimes the lure of violent culture is so magnetic that even when one overcomes it with material success, it continues to call. Tupac just couldnt break the cycle<br />-Snoop Doggy DoggI fee we need to come up with some soft of Tupac Black on Black Crime fund. And some sort of ceasefire. If it was an East Coast/West Coast or not, we need to put a stop to this before it gets out of hand.<br />
  16. 16. Tupac’s Legacy<br />After Tupac died Afeni created the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. She created it in 2001 to house Art and artifacts from Tupac’s life and career. There is an art gallery, education wing, screening room, and a theater for plays and productions.<br />Some of Tupac’s works were released posthumously and became major selling items. MTV was even releasing a documentary done in his narrated by his voice.<br />Tupac wrote some poetry that was released after his death. <br />He was recognized as the greatest rapper of all time.<br />
  17. 17. Tupac Awards<br /><ul><li>In 1994, he was nominated as the favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist.
  18. 18. Tupac was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002
  19. 19. In 2003, MTV’s “Greatest MCs” countdown listed Tupac as the “Number 1 MC” as voted by viewers.
  20. 20. In 2004, a VIBE magazine poll showed him to be the rated “greatest rapper of all time” as voted by fans</li></li></ul><li>Tupac’s Musical Style<br />Tupac rapped about everything in his life. He started out rapping and having fun with it. People who went to watch him appreciated his good humor. Somwhere along the way he crossed over into the “Thug life: and that influenced his music greatly. His music became dark and leaned towards death. Many of his songs were about and awful time in his life. He wrote his first album “2Pacalypse Now” which was an immediate success. The album reached Gold in no time at. <br />
  21. 21. Tupac’s Musical Style<br />all. He had aggressive and anti-police lyrics which influenced many people. Tupac;s goal ws to make people’s bad lives good and if he could do that through entertainment then he felt accomplished.<br />
  22. 22. Tupac’s First Hit “All Eyes On Me”<br />[&apos;Pac talking]Big Syke, Newt, HankBeugard, Big Sur (yeah)Y&apos;all know how this sh** go (y&apos;know){All Eyez On Me}Mother****** O.G. Roll up in the club and shit (is that right?){All Eyez On Me}{All Eyez On Me}But you know what?[2Pac]I bet you got it twisted you don&apos;t know who to trustSo many playa hating niggaztryin to sound like usSay they ready for the funk, but I don&apos;t think they knowinStraight to the depths of hell is where those<br />See this web site for the entire song:<br />http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/2pac/alleyezonme.html<br />
  23. 23. All Eyez On Me<br />cowards goinWell are you still down nigga? Holla when you see meAnd let these devils be sorry for the day they finally freed meI got a caravan of niggaz every time we ride (every time we ride)Hittin mother******* up when we pass by (when we pass by)Until I die; live the life of a boss playaCause even when I&apos;m high, fuck with me and get crossed laterThe futures in my eyes, cause all I want is cash and thangsA five-double-oh - Benz flauntin flashy rings, uhh<br />
  24. 24. Tupac’s Poem; The Rose that Grew From the Concrete<br />Did you hear about the rose that grew <br />from a crack in the concrete? <br />Proving nature&apos;s law is wrong it <br />learned to walk with out having feet. <br />Funny it seems, but by keeping it&apos;s dreams, <br />it learned to breathe fresh air. <br />Long live the rose that grew from concrete <br />when no one else ever cared.<br />
  25. 25. Discographies<br /><ul><li>1991 2Pacalypse Now went Gold
  26. 26. 1993 Strictly 4 My Niggaz went Platinum
  27. 27. 1996 Me Against the World went 2x Platinum
  28. 28. 1996 All Eyez on Me went 9x Platinum
  29. 29. 1996 Makiavelli: The 7 Day Theory went 4x Platinum</li></li></ul><li>Posthumous Albums<br /><ul><li>1997 R U Still Down (Remember Me) went 4x Platinum
  30. 30. 2001 Until the End of Time went 3x Platinum
  31. 31. 2002 Better Dayz went 2x Platinum
  32. 32. 2004 Loyal to the Game went Platinum
  33. 33. 2006 Pac’s Life
  34. 34. 2010 Shakurspeare</li></li></ul><li>Tupac Amaru Shakur<br />
  35. 35. Works Cited <br />2Pac | Tupac Shakur | Makaveli - Thugz-Network.com. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://www.thugz-network.com/&gt;.<br />&quot;2Pac Legacy.&quot; Welcome To 2pac Legacy.com. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://www.2paclegacy.com/2pachome.asp&gt;.<br />&quot;2PAC LYRICS - All Eyez On Me.&quot; A-Z Lyrics Universe. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/2pac/alleye zonme.html&gt;.<br />&quot;2PACWORLD.CO.UK - TUPAC (2PAC / MAKAVELI) PICTURE GALLERY, PICS, PHOTO SHOOTS.&quot; 2PAC WORLD - The Worlds Biggest Source For Tupac Shakur aka Makaveli. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://www.2pacworld.co.uk/2pacPics.html&gt;.<br />
  36. 36. Works Cited<br />&quot;African-American Folk Music - A History of African- Americans in Folk Music.&quot; American Folk Music - All About American Folk Music and Americana. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://folkmusic.about.com/od/news/a/AfrAmFolkMusi c.htm&gt;.<br />&quot;Tupac Shakur: Encyclopedia II - Tupac Shakur - Awards.&quot; Enlightenment - The Experience Festival. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. &lt;http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Tupac_Shakur_- _Awards/id/5270931&gt;.<br />

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