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Classic 105 celebrates Tupac Shakur on 23rd death anniversary

 

Today marks 23 years since the tragic death of Tupac Amaru Shakur, known to the masses simply as 2Pac.

Tupac Shakur was embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers and was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996, leaving behind an influential musical legacy at the age of 25.
He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.tupac all eyez on me

Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

Tupac was named Lesane Parish Crooks at birth. After joining the Black Panther party, his mother changed his first name to Tupac Amaru, after an 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary who was killed by the Spanish. Tupac later took his surname from his sister’s Sekiya’s father, another Panther called Mutulu Shakur.

QUICK FACTS

NAME
Tupac Shakur
BIRTH DATE
June 16, 1971
DEATH DATE
September 13, 1996
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DID YOU KNOW?
Tupac Shakur’s parents were both members of the Black Panther Party.
DID YOU KNOW?
At 13 Tupac played Travis Younger in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at the Apollo Theater to raise funds for presidential candidate Jesse Jackson.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before the East Coast/West Coast rap feud started, Tupac and Biggie Smalls were friends.
EDUCATION
Tamalpais High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore School for the Arts
PLACE OF BIRTH
New York, New York
PLACE OF DEATH
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Tupac’s body was cremated. Members of his old band, Outlawz, made the controversial claim that they had smoked some of his ashes in honor of him.

His mother announced she would scatter her son’s ashes in Soweto, South Africa, the “birthplace of his ancestors,” on the 10th anniversary of his murder. She later changed the date to June 16, 1997 — Tupac’s 26th birthday as well as the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising.

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