On June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, New York City, Shakur was born. Tupac Amaru Shakur was given to him at the age of one despite being born Lesane Parish Crooks.
Tupac is regarded by many as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Shakur is one of the most popular musicians, with more than 75 million records sold worldwide.
Shakur is seen as a symbol of activism against inequity, and much of his music has been praised for addressing current socioeconomic issues that affected inner cities.
Shakur died on September 13, 1996 at age 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Shakur was killed six days after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, by an unnamed assailant.
How Many Times Did Tupac Get Shot In New York?
Tupac was shot 5 times in New York. Shakur faced legal issues, including jail, and was shot five times in the lobby of a New York recording studio.