Born 16 June 1971. Died 13 September 1996.
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History of Hip Hop 1996 by Jaguar Skills

Hip Hop anthems from 1996 in the mix from the likes of Fugees, Busta Rhymes & 2Pac (pictured).

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Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 2Pac is also ranked as the most influential rapper of all time and one of the greatest rappers of all time. His double disc album All Eyez on Me & his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States.

Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Pac's Life

    Pac's Life 2006

    Reviewed by Adam Webb best, an ill-fitting tribute.
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