The internet remembers legendary rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur known for his stage name 2pac, and later Makaveli on his 51st birthday on June 16, 2022. Check out some memories of Tupac and some facts about him as well.
We lost Tupac Shakur over 25 years ago in 1996 to an unfortunate shooting in Las Vegas. He would have been 51 years old today (June 16). The world continues to remember Tupac’s legacy years later, sharing their fondest memories, favorite songs and the immense pain fans felt when he left us here on Earth.
The rapper, songwriter, and actor was best known by his stage name 2Pac or his alias Makaveli. He is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. Tupac’s work throughout his life focused on addressing the contemporary social issues which plagued the communities he lived in from his early days in New York to Baltimore and eventually, Los Angeles. As the son of Black Panther activists, he became widely regarded as a symbol of activism against inequality in his own right.
Before his untimely death, Tupac began acting in several popular films like Poetic Justice, Juice, and Above the Rim. We question if he had not been a victim of the violence he often rapped about if he could have been an even bigger talent onscreen than he was in music.
Despite the old tales that Shakur may be hiding out overseas, fans will never know if he could have lived up to the potential many film directors, music executives and his industry peers saw for him. 25 years later, fans recognize the work he’s left behind across social media platforms.
We thank Tupac for the music that will resonate with generations to come, timeless films, and the memories he left behind. Gone but never forgotten. We remember Tupac with some of his memorable photos from infancy to his twenties before he died with some of his most influential and perennial works over the years.
A baby picture of Tupac beaming with smiles. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem and would’ve been 51 years old on June 16, 2022.
He was a fighter and this infancy pic proves it.
He was born to rap, hence, the crown as one of the world’s most influential rappers/musicians to date.
He was a family man.
Tupac had a wife. On April 29, 1995, Tupac married girlfriend Keisha Morris at Clinton Correctional Facility. He was serving time for a sexual abuse conviction.
Jada Pinkett Smith has a deep love for the late rapper but has maintained that they were never more than extremely close friends. The two met at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s and became close.
Tupac had a fiancée named Kidada Jones, according to Vanity Fair. The couple’s romance had become a big part of the rapper’s life in his final months. “Tupac was the love of my life,” Kidada wrote in her father’s autobiography. “He and I lived together for four months and then he was murdered in Las Vegas in 1996.
Pac’s poetry is an underrated aspect of his legacy.
Just a normal inner-city kid who went on to command the attention of many through his many talents.
2pac wearing his Paolo Banchero jersey
Tupac founded a rap group called Outlawz.
One of Tupac’s last words was to his friend Suge Knight. He asked “you the one they shot in the head – you shot in the head” because he thought the Death Row Records boss had been injured.
He was an actor and appeared in some movies like Poetic Justice, Juice, and Above the Rim.
He loved tattoos and had a “Thug Life” tatt.
Tupac, popularly known by his stage name 2Pac, is considered to be one of the greatest artists of his era, selling millions of albums long after his death in Las Vegas.
Tupac was an American rapper who embodied ’90s gangsta rap and became an icon after his death.
He is one of the top-selling rappers of all time and has sold 75 million albums to date.
Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996, 25 years ago (as of 2021) at only 25. The legendary New York rapper had been shot in the hand, pelvis, and chest after watching a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
His legacy lives on. Even though he’s late, his music still touches souls. He is been set as a role model for most rappers in this generation.