Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on the June 16th 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother Afeni Shakur changed his name from Lesane Parish Crooks to Tupac Shakur, the name is from an Inca Indian tribe and means 'shining serpent', & his last name, Shakur, means thankful to God. 2pac had one half sister Sekyiwa Shakur, he also has a half brother named Maurice Harding and he is better known as Mopreme Shakur AKA from the group Thug Life.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971-1996) was an American rap music artist. This release consists of a 1997 investigation into allegations that extortionate death threats had been made against Shakur and another rap artist by a domestic terrorist group.
Tupac Shakur was born in Harlem in 1971, relocated with his mother to Baltimore when he was 14, and then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He was a vocal participant in the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud of the 1990s before he was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. Shakur was also an actor. The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.Afeni Shakur and Assata Shakur, his mother and aunt respectively, were involved with the Black Panthers, and Tupac made reference to the organization in the song Changes. Shakur was involved in a West-coast East-coast rivalry after a major feud with East-coast rappers, producers and record-label members of staff.Source: