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Controversial rapper and actor Tupac Shakur has died in a Las Vegas hospital of complications from several bullet wounds ... He was twenty-five-years old. MTV news report 1996
In 1996 Tupac sells 5 million albums in the US in just 2 months. The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us s1e4: Shock n Awe, National Geographic 2014
All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me. Tupac Shakur
America wants its respect. Tupac Shakur
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared. Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Don’t shed a tear, Momma. I ain’t happy here. Tupac Shakur, music video released day after death
Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love. All that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear. Tupac Shakur
I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven. Tupac Shakur
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center. Tupac Shakur
I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. Tupac Shakur
I just spent eleven and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn’t commit. Tupac Shakur
I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society. Tupac Shakur
In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time. Tupac Shakur
Is it a crime to fight for what is mine? Tupac Shakur
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect. Tupac Shakur
I think when there’s hopelessness people revolt. Tupac Shakur,
Let’s start a revolution. Let’s get out of here. Let’s do something. Tupac Shakur
Measure a man by his actions fully from the beginning to the end. Tupac Shakur
My music is spiritual. Tupac Shakur
Once we get out the hood, where we running to? Tupac Shakur, interview
So if there’s a way you can get out of the game before it’s too late – get out of the game before it’s too late. If you’re going to be in the game then you’re committing yourself fully – then do what you gotta do to get back to the community that you’re raping. Tupac Shakur
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here ’cause even thugs cry, but do the Lord care? Tupac Shakur
There’s too much money here. Nobody should be hitting the Lotto for thirty-six million when we got people starving in the streets. That’s just not idealistic. That’s just rape. That’s just stupid. Tupac Shakur
That’s why I put the K to it (K-Illuminati). The niggas was telling me about this Illuminati shit while I was in jail right. Like the dollars ... and all that. That’s just another way to keep your self-esteem low. That’s just another way to keep you unconfident. And I’m putting the K ’cause I’m killing that Illuminati shit.
Trust me, if these motherfuckers wanted to kill you, why the fuck are they gonna tell Farrakhan? Why they gonna tell the Nation of Islam? Why they gonna tell this nigga in jail ... about the plan? How did he know? Who did it leak to him? Who told him? Who told the Pope? Who? ... Oh cummon, man. Tupac Shakur
There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there’s people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t. Tupac Shakur
They all sold out – wow! Tupac Shakur
This country was built on gangs. You know, I think this country is still run on gangs. Tupac Shakur
We don’t need no more rappers. We don’t need no more basketball players. No more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers. We need more people who care. Tupac Shakur
Tupac murdered in Los Angeles, September 7th 1996. The story of Biggie & Tupac is the story of two great friends who had a misunderstanding, a falling out and became deadly enemies. Their murders were explained as being the result of the rivalry that had grown up between them. Biggie & Tupac 2002 starring Biggie Smalls archive & Tupac Shakur archive & Nick Broomfield & Russell Poole & Voletta Wallace & Billy Garland & David Hicken & Suge Knight et al, director Nick Broomfield
1994 ... This shooting was not fatal; it happened two years before he was killed in Las Vegas, and it was this attack that Tupac blamed Biggie. ibid.
The Tupac/Biggie dispute really got going after Tupac joined Suge Knight at Death Row Records. ibid.
Tupac’s murder caused massive gang warfare in Compton between the Pirus and the Crips. The Death Row explanation of events was that Biggie & Bad Boy were aligned with the Crips, whereas Suge Knight, Tupac & Death Row were aligned with the Pirus. ibid.
Why for example was Frank Alexander asked by Death Row to say that Orlando Anderson the Crip had snatched a chain from Tupac the night before the fight when in fact that wasn’t true? ibid.
Officers Mack [later arrested for armed robbery] and Perez did everything together. Their loyalty was always to each other. ibid.
Yaki just informed us he was working as an undercover FBI agent a year before Tupac was killed. According to Haki, FBI agents and ATN agents were in cars just behind Tupac the night he was shot. ibid.
Biggie’s last album sold over £10,000,000. ibid.
Biggie used to open for Tupac. ibid.
Biggie went to private school; he was the apple of his mother’s eye. ibid
Biggie was murdered on March 9th 1997, six months after Tupac. ibid.
This is the police composite of Biggie’s hitman, and this is Russell’s [Poole] main suspect, Harry Billups aka Amir Muhammad, who to this day has never been questioned by LAPD. ibid.
Biggie & Puffy were under surveillance at the time of the murder. ibid.