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Background information
Birth name Tupac Amaru Shakur
Born June 16, 1971
Born place East Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 13, 1996
Death place Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Origin Marin City, California, U.S. Baltimore, Maryland, D.C., U.S.
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1987—1996
Label(s) Interscope Records
Death Row Records
Associated acts Digital Underground
Richie Rich
K-Ci & JoJo
Dave Hollister
Tha Dogg Pound
Boot Camp Clik
Nate Dogg
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Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.

Best of 2Pac - Part 2: Life (2007) Best of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug (2007) Pac's Life (2006) Loyal To The Game (2004) Resurrection (Soundtrack) (2003) Nu-Mixx Klazzics (2003) Better Dayz (2002) Until The End Of Time (2001) Still I Rise (1999) Greatest Hits (1998)

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Tupac's Mother To Sue Production Company Over Biopic Rights

March 16, 2009
Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late US rapper Tupac Shakur, is to file a $10million lawsuit against a production company over the rights to make a film about her son. The rapper's mother claims Morgan Creek created “a nonexistent 'agreement'” which suggested she had agreed to make the movie with them.  Read more 

Tupac Screenplay 'To Be Turned Into Movie'

March 9, 2009
A screenplay written by the late US rapper Tupac Shakur is to be adapted in a Hollywood movie, it's been reported. Live 2 Tell tells the story of a former drug dealer who is battling to overcome his past.  Read more 

Tupac Shakur Named Most Overrated Musician Of All Time

September 4, 2008
Late US rapper Tupac Shakur has been voted the most overrated person in music by a music magazine. The rapper, who has sold more records since his death in 1996 than he did during his illustrious career, topped a list which also included the Grammy Awards and Pink Floyd.  Read more 

Jimmy Henchman Calls LA Times Tupac Attack Allegations 'Garbage'

March 18, 2008
James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond has released a statement denying controversial accusations published on the LA Times Online yesterday. Chuck Phillips of the LA Times claims to have access to FBI records showing that Rosemond, a top New York hip-hop promoter, "set up the rapper Tupac Shakur to get shot at Quad Studios," in November 1994.  Read more 

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