Tupac's life

  • Childhood

    Tupac Amaru Shakur was born, June 16, 1971. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to his mother Afeni Shakur who was a member of the activist group Black panther.
  • First Acting Stunt

    His first acting part was with the group Harlem’s 127th Street Repertory Ensemble when he performed in the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at the Apollo Theater.
  • Move to Baltimore

    The family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in hopes of escaping the hardships of New York.
  • Move to California

    Tupac’s family moved to Marin City, California. Located a few miles north of San Francisco, Marin City consisted of mainly low-income project housing. This is where Tupac would attend Tamalpais High school
  • Passion for Music

    Tupac get signed to Digital Underground, and he acted as a roadie and backup dancer with the young rap group Digital Underground in 1990.
  • Lawsuit Against the Police Department

    Tupac claimed he was brutally beaten by the Oakland Police department for jaywalking and filed a 10 million dollars lawsuit.
  • First Solo Album

    Tupac released “2Pacalypse now”. This album was highly controversial at the time because it addressed racism, police brutality, poverty, and teenage pregnancy, some issues giving a lyrical glimpse into life for a person of color.
  • Shooting Incident of Marin City

    When performing at an outdoor concert in Marin City, Tupac was confronted by someone because of earlier comments he had made about the city. This led to a shoot-out and a bullet discharged from a rival's gunshot and killed a 6-year-old child. Tupac was not charged as the bullet wasn't from him or his group.
  • Release of “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

    This was his second record and it debuted 24 on the billboard 200
  • Rape Charges

    Women at a party alleged Tupac had raped her. Tupac claimed he woke up to the women accusing and threatening him with sexual assault charges. He was convicted.
  • Release of “Thug Life”

    Tupac formed a group with his friends and stepbrother called the Thug Life. The group released their only album Thug Life: Volume 1. This album went gold and featured hits like, “Pour Out a Little Liquor”
  • 1994 Shooting

    Tupac Shakur was shot five times and robbed after entering the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan by two armed men. He later accuses Biggie and his group of this act.
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    A wrongful death lawsuit was brought up by the mother of the boy who was killed a few years back, ballistic reports showed it was not fired from Tupac’s or his group's gun.
  • Serving Time

    Tupac began serving his prison sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility
  • Release of “Me Against the World”

    This album charted top of the Billboard 200 and sold two million copies
  • Release of “All Eyez o Me”

    The album debuted at number 1 and has sold 9 million copies to date and is considered among the best rap albums of all time
  • Release of “Hit Em’ Up”

    This track was a lyrical assault on Newyork rapper Biggie and anyone affiliated with him. Tupac believed they were responsible for his shooting back in 1994.
  • Release of “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”

    This album was inspired by Tupac’s reading of Niccolò Machiavelli. This album focuses on his inner struggles and pain
  • Death

    While returning from Tyson vs Seldon boxing match Tupac in the car driven by Suge, who was the CEO of the record label company was shot several times. The killer remains unknown to this day. After spending 6 days in hospital he passed away due to cardiac arrest.
  • Legacy after death

    Tupac was inducted into the Hip-hop hall of fame
  • legacy after death

    Tupac was inducted into the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry.