Tupac Shakur, also known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper, actor, and activist. He was born in New York City in 1971 and raised in California. Tupac became one of the most influential and best-selling rappers of all time, known for his socially conscious lyrics and distinctive flow.
Tupac began his music career in the late 1980s and released his first album, "2Pacalypse Now," in 1991. He gained mainstream success with his second album, "Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z." in 1993, which included the hits "I Get Around" and "Keep Ya Head Up."
Tupac's music often dealt with themes of poverty, racism, police brutality, and social injustice. He was known for his raw, emotional lyrics and his ability to connect with his audience. He also acted in several films, including "Poetic Justice" and "Above the Rim."
Tupac's life was cut short when he was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996 at the age of 25. His murder remains unsolved and has been the subject of much speculation and controversy. Despite his untimely death, Tupac's music has continued to resonate with fans around the world and his legacy as one of the greatest rappers of all time remains secure. Some of his most famous songs include "California Love," "Dear Mama," and "Changes."