Tupac Shakur (1971–1996)

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Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground. In the same year he received individual ... See full bio »

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 1997 Gang Related
Det. Rodriguez
 1997 Makaveli Feat. Outlawz & Prince Ital Joe: Hail Mary (Music Video)
Makaveli (voice, as Makaveli)
 1997 Gridlock'd
 1996 2Pac Feat. Outlawz: Made Niggaz (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1996 Makaveli Feat. Val Young: To Live & Die in L.A. (Music Video)
Makaveli (as Makaveli)
 1996 Makaveli Feat. Danny Boy, Aaron Hall, K-Ci & JoJo: Toss It Up (Music Video)
Makaveli (as Makaveli)
 1996 2pac Feat. Danny Boy: I Ain't Mad at Cha (Music Video)
 1996 2pac Feat. K-Ci & JoJo: How Do U Want It (Music Video)
 1996 2Pac Feat. Outlawz: Hit 'Em Up (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1996 Bullet
 1995 2Pac: So Many Tears (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1995 2Pac: Temptations (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur (singing voice)
 1995 Eyes on Hip Hop (Video)
 1995 2Pac: Dear Mama (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short)
Sniper (segment "Natural Born Killaz") (uncredited)
 1994 Dr. Dre and Ice Cube: Natural Born Killaz (Music Video)
Sniper (uncredited)
 1994 Thug Life: Pour Out A Little Liquor (Video short)
 1994 Above the Rim
 1994 Salt 'N' Pepa Feat. En Vogue: Whatta Man (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1993 2Pac: Holler If Ya Hear Me (Music Video)
 1993 2Pac: Keep Ya Head Up (Music Video)
 1993 Poetic Justice
 1993 A Different World (TV Series)
- Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (1993) ... Piccolo
 1992 2Pac: Brenda's Got a Baby (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1992 2Pac: If My Homie Calls (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1992 2Pac: Trapped (Music Video)
Tupac Shakur
 1992 Naughty by Nature: Uptown Anthem (Music Video)
 1992 Drexell's Class (TV Series)
- Cruisin' (1992) ... 2Pac
 1992 Juice
 1991 Nothing But Trouble
Digital Underground member (as 2 Pac Shakur)
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Other Works:

GTA V (Video Game)Writer: Ambitionz Az A Ridah (Performed by 2Pac) See more »

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10 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 16 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

2-Pac | 2Pac | Makaveli | 2 Pac Shakur | Tupac


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)


Keisha Morris  (annulled)


Afeni Shakur | Garland, Billy


Shakur, Sekyiwa (half sibling)

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If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center. See more »


According to Guiness Book of Records 2004, he is the highest selling rap/hip-hop artist selling over 67 million copies worldwide See more »


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