Name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1971
Date of Death: September 13, 1996
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Death: Las Vegas, Nevada
Measurements: 6' 0" 165 lbs.
SEPTEMBER. 1968: Afeni Shakur joins the
Black Panthers. She is 22
APRIL 1969: Afeni Shakur is picked up and arrested
for conspiracy to bomb several public areas in NY CITY. During this time, Afeni Shakur is released on bail and during
this time "lopes" with two men. One, 2pac knows as "Legs" and the other Billy. Billy is involved with the Black
FEBRUARY 1971: Afeni Shakur is sent to
a Women's House of Detention while pregant with Tupac.
JUNE 16th, 1971: Afeni Shakur is acquitted
on the charges brought against her, and in Tupac Shakur is born in the state of New York.
(TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR) TUPAC AMARU is named after Inca words meaning "shining serpent".
SHAKUR is arabic for "thankful to God."
1974-1983: Tupac's family living in the
Bronx, moves to Harlem. It is mentioned that during this time, Tupac and family were moving from shelter to shelter
for a place to live.
SEPTEMBER 1983: At age 12, Tupac is enrolled
in the 127th Street Ensemble, which at the time is a Harlem Theater Group. Tupac appears in a small play, A Rasin in
JUNE 1986: The Shakur family moves out
of Harlem, and into Baltimore. Tupac during this time takes the name MC NEW YORK and starts what will later become his
great rapping career.
SEPTMEBER 1986: Tupac is enrolled in
the Baltimore School for the Arts. He studies acting, continues his career writing rap, and does some ballet.
JUNE 1988: Once again, Tupac and family
move, this time to Marin City. It is in Marin City that Tupac begins selling drugs to make some money.
AUGUST 1988: Mutulu Shakur, Tupac's "Stepfather"
is laid down a sentence of 60 years in prison for the 1981 Armored Car robbery, leaving Tupac again without a father figure.
MARCH 1990: Tupac joins the group Digital
Underground as a roadie. While touring, he becomes favored amongst others in the group, and they make him a dancer/rapper
for their shows. While away on tours, Tupac says he learns of his mother's use of crack.
NOVEMBER 12 1991: Tupac releases 2Pacalypse
Now. During this same year, Tupac files a 10 million dollar lawsuit against Oakland Police Department
for a jaywalking incident that turns brutal.
JANUARY 1992: Tupac takes his acting
skills to the test, and is given a role in Ernest Dickerson's JUICE. Tupac's character Bishop shines the spot light.
AUGUST 22 1992: While in Marin City,
Tupac attends the 50th Ann. of the city and it's during this party that an altercation takes place with Tupac and some of
his long time enemies. During the fight, a 6 year old little girl is shot and killed.
SEPTEMBER 1992: Dan Quayle takes aim
at Tupac and says that the album 2Pacalypse Now "Has no place in our society."
FEBRUARY 1993: Tupac releases his next
album, STRICTLY 4 MY N.I.G.G.A.Z is released and goes platinum.
MARCH 1993: A limo driver accuses Tupac
of using drugs in his limo while in Hollywood and files a report. Tupac is arrested but the charges are later dropped.
APRIL 1993: Tupac is again arrested,
this time in Michigan for swinging at a rapper with a baseball bat. Tupac is sentenced to 10 days in jail.
JULY 23, 1993: POETIC JUSTICE, a John
Singleton film is released featuring Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson. During the production of the movie, Tupac and Janet
get off on bad terms when he refuses to take a HIV test that Janet wants him to take.
OCTOBER 31, 1993: Tupac is arrested for
allegedly shooting two off duty police officers. Tupac states that the officers were harassing a black motorist near
by. The charges are later dropped do to lack of evidence.
NOVEMBER 22 1993: Tupac is arrested again
this time for allegedly sodomizing and sexually abusing a 19 year old woman just 4 days before.
DECEMBER 1993: Tupac is dropped from
his role in HIGHER LEARNING.
MARCH 10 1994: Tupac faces 15 days in
jail for knocking out director Allen Hughes for being dropped from MENACE II SOCIETY.
MARCH 23 1994: ABOVE THE RIM is released,
Tupac playing the role of Birdie.
NOVEMBER 30 1994: Tupac is shot five
times in the lobby of Times Square recording studio, and robbed of 40k worth of jewelery. (Theres a history to this,
but I don't have the time right this second to go into this one. I will post this later) After surgery,
it is recorded that Tupac checked himself out of the hospital less than 3 hours after he is placed in the Att. Care unit.
Tupac states that he didn't feel safe being there and had a hearing the next day.
DECEMBER 1 1994: Tupac beats the sodomy
and weapons charges brought against him, but is found guilty for sexual abuse with the 19 year old woman.
FEBRUARY 14, 1995: Tupac is sentenced
to a max time of 4 1/2 years and is sent to serve time at New York's Rikers Island penitentiary.
APRIL 1, 1995: ME AGAINST THE WORLD hits
#1 on the Billboards. The hit "Dear Mama" is on that album. This album later goes double platinum.
OCTOBER 1995: Death Row CEO Suge Knight
puts up 1.4 million dollars bond for the release of Tupac Shakur. Tupac flies directly to L.A. and signs a 3 album deal
with Death Row Records. It is in this time that Tupac starts the production of ALL EYEZ ON ME.
NOVEMBER 30, 1995: Randy Walker, aka
Stretch is murdered in Queens, New York. Stretch was a close friend of Tupacs, that Tupac mentioned as one of
the men who had set him up in the Time Square shootiing.
DECEMBER-FEBRUARY 1995/1996: Tupac starts
slingin' that he has been sleeping with Biggie's wife, singer Faith Evans. During this time to present, Faith denies
all such stories.
FEBRUARY 13, 1996: ALL EYEZ ON ME is
released under Death Row Records, being the first double CD to come from rap.
MARCH 29, 1996: During the Soul Train
awards, Death Row and Bad Boy employees have a heated confrontation. During this fight, a gun is pulled and later
is linked to following events. (Soul Train awards was held in Los Angeles.)
APRIL 1996: ALL EYEZ ON ME goes quintuple
platinum. Tupac's career with Death Row seems to be bonded 4 life, and his career seems untouchable.
JUNE 4, 1996: Tupac's "HIT EM UP" is
released under Death Row. In this video, Tupac hits hard against Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, Biggie, and the whole East Coast
crew connected to Bad Boy Ent.
SEPTEMBER 4, 1996: During the MTV MUSIC
AWARDS, a fight breaks out between Tupac and some Bad Boy employees and fans. (MTV MUSIC AWARDS was held in New York
SEPTEMBER 7, 1996: After the Mike Tyson
vs Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tupac and Suge head out to Suge's place for a few drinks before the event at CLUB
662, a club owned by Suge Knight. The club that night was having a retirement party for some fighters. During
the ride to the club from Suge's place, a white Cadillac pulls up side of Tupac's BMW on the right side. Suge is driving
and Tupac is in the passenger seat. A large caravan of cars are following Pac and Suge to the Club for the party.
As the Cadillac pulls up side of Tupac's BMW, an assailant from the Cadillac steps out and fires 14 shots into the BMW at
as they are stopped at a traffic light. Tupac takes 4 gunshot wounds. Two wounds to the chest, one to the hand
in an attempt to deflect the shots, and another in his pelvis as he tries to jump in the back of the BMW. Suge gets
"grazzed" by a bullet in the head. After a U turn and a mile later Suge is pulled over and Tupac is rushed to University
Medical Center, where he undergoes the first in the surgeries to save his life. After initial surgery, doctors cannot
stop the internal bleeding that Tupac has taken, and they remove his right lung in an attempt to save the young man's life.
SEPTEMBER 13th, 1996: (FRIDAY 13th) Tupac
Amaru Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 P.M. His body taken for an autopsy and is cremated the next day. Tupac
NOVEMBER 5 1997: Makaveli: The
Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory is released
PRESENT: Many events have transpired since the release
of Makaveli: The Don Killuminati. The Estate of Shakur won the rights to Tupac's unreleased masters. What followed was the
release of albums such as: R U STILL DOWN?, Tupac's Greatest Hits, Rose That Grew From Concrete, Still I Rise, Until The End
of Time, and Better Dayz. With the end of Tupac's unreleased music finally coming to a close, what will remain are those true
fans who will continue to show loyality to Pac & everything he stood for. Although he has enough material left for a couple
more albums (minus studio scraps), the hardest part of keeping Pac's legacy & memory alive will come when there is no
longer music to release to the fans. How will the fans react? How will they deal with the sudden change of the Pacology? Only
time will tell...