On this day in 1971
Legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was born! Tupac was named Lesane Parish Crooks at birth.
After joining the Black Panther party, his mother changed his first name to Tupac Amaru, after an 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary who was killed by the Spanish. Tupac later took his surname from his sister’s Sekiya’s father, another Panther called Mutulu Shakur.
In Arabic, the word Shakur means thankful yet it was rumored that the last words he ever spoke were “F**k you”. Take a moment today to look back at Tupac’s music, he was such an inspiration to many of the mainstream artists we look up to today! Personally, I’m going to be listening to California Love, it’s an absolute bop!
Information credited to Biography.com
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