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6/17/2005

 
Hip-Hop Remembers Rap Icon Tupac Shakur's Birthday 6-16

Although Tupac was taken from us long before he reached his full potential, his life and legacy will remain part of hip-hop culture as an important part of our history.

Distribution Source : ArriveNet

Date : Thursday - June 16, 2005

ThugLifeArmy.com Press Reminder -- (ArriveNet - Jun 16, 2005) --Today in remembrance we celebrate the birth of one of hip-hops greatest rap icons. Although he is no longer among us, Tupac Shakur is remembered as more than a rap musician', more than a gangsta rapper and much more than what the main stream press has painted him over his life and afterward. His music, writings and films will always be an inspiration to us and will always be with us.

Even though he was and still is, misunderstood by many; he is also loved and revered by many.

Although Tupac was taken from us long before he reached his full potential, his life and legacy will remain part of hip-hop culture as an important part of our history.

Tupac was lead into this world as Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York; 34 years ago today.

His mother, Alice Faye Williams, aka Afeni Shakur; changed young Lesanes name to Tupac Amaru Shakur when he was very young.

Tupac Amaru was an Inca Indian revolutionary; the meaning of the name is Shining Serpent. Shakur in Arabic means Thankful to God. In later years Tupac would also be known as Makaveli.

Tupacs family was deep rooted in the struggle for civil and equal rights. His mother, Afeni, was an ex-Black Panther and deeply rooted in the movement. His godfather, Geronimo Pratt, and godmother, Assata Shakur, were also politically involved in the movement.

His step father Jeral Wayne Williams, aka Mutulu Shakur was also involved in the movement.

The rest of Tupacs family members are William Garland, Tupacs father, Maurice Harding, aka Mopreme, Tupacs step brother, and Sekyiwa Shakur, Tupacs half sister.

Tupacs family left Brooklyn and moved to Baltimore, Maryland. While living there Tupac attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts. It was apparent even at an early age that Tupac was a unique individual.

Then another family move found young Tupac in Oakland, California. This is where Tupac encountered many trials and tribulations as a young black male in urban America.

Read the full article at http://www.thuglifearmy.com/news/?id=1537

ThugLifeArmy.com celebrates this day that the Creator saw fit to bless us with the presence of Tupac Amaru Shakur. Although short lived his legacy, his mark has been left on all of us.

If you would like to know about the legendary icon figure, Tupac Shakur, please visit http://www.thuglifearmy.com/ Keeping the Legacy Alive!




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