Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

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Overview

Tupac Shakur spent most of his brief life bouncing around America's toughest neighborhoods. A pensive, artistic youth, Tupac burst onto the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s and became one of rap music's most popular and volotile figures. To his critics, Tupac symbolized the evils of "gangsta rap" and its glorification of violence. His fans, however, saw him as a thought-provoking intellectual who articulated the plight of millions of disaffected inner-city youths. Tupac was shot to death in 1996 under still-unsolved circumstances. His career lasted a scant half-decade, but his iconic stature continues to grow with each passing year.

About the Author:
Clifford W. Mills currently teaches at Columbia College

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791097328
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Series: Hip-Hop Stars Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Hip-Hop: A Brief History   Chuck D     6
A Warrior Poet Is Born     11
A Broken World     27
Fame and Infamy     41
The Worst of Times, the Best of Times     55
The Last Year: 1996     69
The Legacy of a Warrior Poet     80
Discography     89
Chronology     92
Glossary     95
Bibliography     97
Further Reading     98
Index     100

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