Tupac Shakur

Height: 5'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step

Father: Jeral Wayne Williams a/k/a Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur

Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer "Geronimo"

Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital

Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortalz/Outlawz Aliases: MC New York, 2Pac,

Makaveli (the don) Marital Status: Divorced (Keisha Morris) & Engaged (Kidida

Jones) Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. While
still a small child, his mother changed his name to Tupac Amaru after an Inca

Indian revolutionary, "Tupac Amaru", meaning "Shining Serpant".
"Shakur" means "Thankful To God" in Arabic. By the age of
twelve, Tupac had discovered his loves for acting, writing love songs and
poetry. As a young teen, his family moved to Baltimore , MD, where he attended

The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts studying acting and ballet. At this
school, Tupac left a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing
tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable to continue his training.

He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family. That's when Tupac
began to, as he called it, "Hang with the wrong crowd." Not held back
by his lack of formal education, Tupac joined the Rap group Digital Underground
as a dancer. Not long before the group achieved award winning success, Tupac
released his own album "2Pacalypse Now", which was also a success. The
hit single "Brenda's Got A Baby" launched Tupac's career like a
rocket. His stunning talent also got him a role in the motion picture,
"Juice". Tupac eventually released a second album "Strictly for
my N.I.G.G.A.Z.," which was an even bigger success and introduced Tupac's
music onto the pop charts. The highlight of Tupac's acting career came when he
appeared in "Poetic Justice" besides Janet Jackson. The role made

Tupac a household name and showed the world that music may not be Tupac's #1
attribute. In the midst of a role in the movie "Above the Rim" and a

Platinum album "Me against the world," Tupac's rising career was
snagged. He was brought up on sexual assault charges by a woman he met at a
nightclub. Hours before Tupac would be found guilty, Tupac was robbed at gun
point by men whose intent and purpose is still uncertain. Tupac was eventually
released at over $1 Million in bail. After his release, Tupac answered his
critics by releasing his best album, "All Eyes On Me." "All Eyes

On Me" has currently sold over 6 million copies, which is revolutionary for
a double cd, especially in Hip Hop music. Tupac also had co-starring roles in
three other films, "Gridlock'd", "Bullet", and "Gang

Related." While on his way to do charity work, Tupac Shakur was shot by
unknown gunmen and died on September 13, 1996.