Rare Tupac Interview                                           A Few Lyrical Messages from Pac
Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an African in America rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In the United States alone he has sold 37.5 million records. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.

In addition to his career as a rap artist, he was also an actor. The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry. was born on the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City. He was named after Túpac Amaru II, a Peruvian revolutionary who led an indigenous uprising against Spain and was subsequently executed.
His mother, Afeni Shakur, and his father, Billy Garland, were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s; he was born just one month after his mother's acquittal on more than 150 charges of "Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" in the New York Panther 21 court case.
Although unconfirmed by the Shakur family, several sources (including the official coroner's report) list his birth name as "Lesane Parish Crooks". This name was supposedly entered on the birth certificate because Afeni feared her enemies would attack her son, and disguised his true identity using a different last name. She changed it later, following her separation from Garland and marriage to Mutulu Shakur.
Struggle and incarceration surrounded Shakur from an early age. His godfather, Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, a high ranking Black Panther, was convicted of murdering a school teacher during a 1968 robbery, although his sentence was later overturned. His stepfather, Mutulu, spent four years at large on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list beginning in 1982...
 
Read more details here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupac_Shakur
http://www.2pac.com   The official 2Pac Website


See you in the sky Young "African Prince"

Statue of Tupac in Herford, Germany
Thank you "Pac", for sharing your warrior courage and spirit with us.
May we all appreciate your creativity and love for your people,
enough to continue to build on what you
were brave enough to begin.

 

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Comment by Lydell Jackson on April 21, 2011 at 1:52am

If you watch no other video on this page watch this one. When I first heard this interview, it inspired me and I feel bad that I've just gotten around to posting this tribute page.

I believe if we could have gotten to know Tupac and tried to connect with his heart and his head, we could solve the problem of disconnect between current generations of African Diasporic families (especially in America). If we could all allow our children to watch this interview and then have a serious discussion about "Pac'c Life" and his perspective on family, community, and politics, (how he aquired his perspective on life) we would all have a stonger, safer and more peacefull world to pass on to future generations of "Africans" around the world!

 

Comment by Lydell Jackson on April 21, 2011 at 12:52am
Comment by Lydell Jackson on April 21, 2011 at 12:50am

 

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