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20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

Tupac was a celebrity of the 1990s. He was one of the first successful rappers in America. He paved the way for future rappers such as Drake and Lil Wayne. He was iconic because he came from a poor family and grew to be extremely successful, which is what every American strives to be.

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2Pac (born Tupac Shakur), aka Makaveli, rapper and actor. He has sold 75M+ albums and is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. His songs' themes are mostly about the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast rivalry. His song Dear Mama was added into the Library of Congress and his album, All Eyez on Me, is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time, evenualy certified 9x platinum…

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Tupac Shakur Amaro Makaveli You will never listen to a unique talented rapper after Tupac. He is the best rapper the king of rap!

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2Pac was raised in California's impoverished neighborhoods amidst a time of heavy racial tension and Reagan's war on drugs. He is seen here in this picture taking a relaxed boxing stance, his face locked in a focused expression. Shakur seemed to live his life like a movie; everything he did he did with passion and natural adeptness, and his albums were his musical masterpieces that coincided with everything he lived through. I think he lived his life exactly as he envisioned himself living.

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Kendrick Lamar. The black Beatle. Good Kid m.A.A.d city is genius. Still one of the best albums I've listened too.

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