Tupac Shakur
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"Tupac Amaru Shakur", also known by his stage names "2Pac" and briefly as "Makaveli", was an American rapping/rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the List of best-selling music artists/best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits (2Pac album)/Greatest Hits are among the List of best-selling albums in the United States/best selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number 2 by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. 2Pac is also consider as the most influential rapper of all time.

Shakur began his career as a Road crew/roadie, backup dancer, and Master of ceremonies/MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other of his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs.

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During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.

My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.

I want to grow. I want to be better. You grow. We all grow. We're made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it.

Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fightWhy am I trying to see, when there aint nothing in sightWhy am I trying to give, when no one gives me a tryWhy am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die?someone tell me y.

Everybody's at war with different things...I'm at war with my own heart sometimes.

A coward dies a thousand deaths... a soldier dies but once.

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man are dreams.

You know it's funny when it rains it pours They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.

When my heart can beat no more I hope I die for a principle or a belief that I have lived for.

I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I'm doing is right. So I feel like I'm going to heaven.

I am society's child, this is how they made me, and now I'm saying what's on my mind and they don't want that. This is what you made me America.

Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets.

My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated.

I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottleI make mistakes but learn from every oneAnd when it's said and doneI bet this brother be a better oneIf I upset you don't stressNever forget, that God isn't finished with me yet.

The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since.

I'd rather die like a man than live like a coward.

Here's a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds 'though life is hard, we carry on, livin' in the projects, broke with no lights on. To all the seeds that follow me- protect your essence, born with less, but you still precious.

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.