Tupac was known as the most influential and self-destructive pop star of the 90s. His husky voice represented severe denial within himself. However, no matter what, he loved and praised strong women Tupac had a strong love for everything factored around his music, but art and reality became a non-factor after his murder in Las Vegas in 1996 (“Rolling Stone- Tupac Bio).
Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential music artist of the 20th Century. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. Tupac Amaru means “Shining Serpent” referring to wisdom and courage and Shakur meaning “thankful to God”. Shakurs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a leading member of the Black Panthers, a radical wing of the civil rights movement, with support for hardcore ghettos as well as white patronage. When Tupac’s mother was pregnant with Tupac she was spending time in the Woman’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village for conspiring to bomb several public places in New York City. A big moment in Tupac’s intellectual life occurred when he was twelve. At the age of twelve his mother enrolled him in 127th Street Ensemble, a theater group in Harlem. Even at an early age his mothers political views where confusing, and intriguing him. Shakur compiled an extraordinary resume consisting of various forms of entertainment before passing away at the age of 25. Tupac Shakur accomplished more in his short lifetime than most people could.