44 years ago on June 16, 1971 a legend was born : TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR!
Named after José Gabriel Túpac Amaru, a revolutionary leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against Spanish in Peru!
Tupac's parents, Afeni Shakur and his father were members of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 70s! Portrayed by the media and government as a criminal, and danger to the youth, most people nowadays don't know what he actually really stood for and has done!
He was more than just a musician, actor and poet! He was a true leader and revolutionary and had plans to get into politics with his own party! And since he had millions all over the world, especially young ones looking up to him and seeing him as a leader, and while he wasn't afraid to stand up and speak out against corruption and the evil wrong doings in this world, it was only a matter of time until he would become a martyr!
Another thing hardly anybody knows, is that Tupac never had a million dollar on his bank account!
Why? Because he always used his money to help those in need, invest in bigger plans, a better future and helping out those he loved and cared for!
Betrayed and lied to by many who also owed him millions of dollars, he had a hard time trusting people! Yet who could blame him after being shot five times once before, surrounded by those he helped become relevant...
e influenced many other celebrities such as actors and musicians as well but of course most importantly his music still continues to influence millions around the world!
He was only 25 years old when he..... on September 13, 1996...
To me he is the greatest human being ever and if it wasn't for his music, I'm not sure where or if I even would still be alive!
His music and actions and the fact that he never bragged about helping others ( most of the good things he has done came out first after he was gone ) inspired and motivated me throughout my life! So to all those who are still hating on him, I urge you to do some real research on his life and background!
His Legacy will for ever live on