Date of Birth : Jun 16th 1971
Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was an influential, best-selling rap artist. Some of his aliases include 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli. The names ‘Tupac Amaru’ and ‘Shakur’ mean Shining Serpent in Inca and Thankful to God in Arabic, respectively.
Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parrish Crooks in New York City to Afeni Shakur, a member of the Black Panthers. Serving jail time on bombing charges while pregnant with Tupac, she faced a possible sentence of up to three hundred years in prison. Acting as her own attorney, she beat the charges and was released one month before Tupac was born.
Shakur said “I never knew where my father was or who my father was for sure.” His godfather, Geronimo Pratt, was also a high-ranking Panther. His step-father, Mutulu, was a drug dealer who, according to Shakur, was not always around to give him the discipline he needed.