Pedro Ortiz Davila "Davilita"(5/21/1912 – 7/8/1986) was a popular singer of boleros and Puerto Rican patriotic songs. Davilita was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, his parents however, moved to New York when he was only a child and settled down in East Harlem which is also known as "Spanish Harlem" or "El Barrio". Davilita learned to play the guitar at a young age and entertained his family with his voice. One of the places which Davilita frequented was Hernandez Record Store in "El Barrio".
1920s - New York (Victoria Hernandez) East/ Spanish Harlem has a large enclave of Spanish speakers and the first Latin record store in 1927. The Porto Rican Brotherhood of America was founded the year before, addressing collective national interests, especially civil rights advocacy. Puerto Rico and the Diaspora working on the same things at the same time, in different ways.
Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac & Makaveli) - Born on Wed, Jun 16th, 1971 in East Harlem, NYC, New York, United States. A Rapper/Actor. As of 2007, 2Pac sold over 75 Million Records Worldwide. A Fatal Drive-By Shooting at Flamingo Rd/Koval Ln Intersection in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat, Sep 7th, 1996, then dying in Southern Nevada University Medical Centre on Fri, Sep 13th, 1996. http://biography.com/people/tupac-shakur-206528 and/or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupac_Shakur
Tupac Shakur ( #TupacShakur ) - an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and ranking him as the most influential rapper of all time - born on Wednesday, June 16th, 1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York, United States