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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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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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from MadameNoire

Tupac Shakur: Celebrating His Career and Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of His Death

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Tupac Amaru Shakur . 2pac . My Nigga . Americaz Most Wanted & Missed .. R.I.P Legend See you in the thug mansion !

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Tupac Shakur 2Pac Smoke - Official Poster

(born Tupac Shakur), aka Makaveli, rapper & actor. He has sold 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

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