|Given Name||Tupac Amaru Shakur|
|Aliases||2pac, Makaveli, Crooks|
|Date of Birth||Jun 16, 1971 - Age 49|
|Label||Death Row, Interscope|
- He got his start as a backup dancer for the group Digital Underground.
- He became very close friends with Jada Pinkett Smith (then just Jada Pinkett) while in school in MD.
- When he died it was discovered his birth name was actually Lesane Parish Crooks, though unconfirmed by family.
- Shakur was an avid Shakespeare reader, and said it taught him a lot about gang mentality.
- He publicly denounced interracial marriage on multiple occasions.
- He was nominated for 7 Grammy awards, 3 MTV VMA awards, and 1 Oscar without winning.