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Title: Brittney Reeves English II 8th Period

Lesane Parish Crooks Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Brittney Reeves English II 8th Period

  • A leaders struggles of the past can form who
    this person has become and who they will be. The
    leaders influences and dreams could help create
    the leader they have became.
  • Tupac had a troubled life as a child. He had his
    certain dreams and inspirations. All of these
    things have made him the leader he is.

Tupacs Troubled Life
  • Tupacs mother was pregnant with him while she
    was in jail for bombing charges. At the time, she
    didnt know who her childs real father was.
  • His step-father, a Black Panther Activist,
    introduced his mother to crack and impregnated
    her with Tupacs younger sister.

Tupacs Troubled Life
  • The fatherly figure in Tupacs life was sentenced
    to 60 years for a fatal armour-car robbery (1981)
  • Since his father was in prison, Tupacs mother
    was forced to be a single mother.
  • The Shakur family moved throughout many homeless

Tupacs Inspiration
  • After moving to Baltimore, Tupacs mother
    enrolled him into the Baltimore School of Arts.
  • Here, he dreamt of becoming a Shakespearean
    actor. He was involved in school plays and drama
    clubs offered.
  • This all lead to his real talent being revealed
    after writing his first rap under MC New York
    in June 1986.

The Leader Tupac Became
  • Tupac was considered a leader because he was
    brave enough to incorporate real life situations
    into his music despite the violence and harsh
    reality it contained.
  • People respected Tupac for this because he took a
    risk, and expressed himself. People liked the
    idea of hearing music about struggles they can
    all relate to.

Touched By Many
  • Tupac touched many people not only rap and
    hip-hop listeners, but also people outside of
    that. He influenced young adults, struggling
    individuals and people who generally just like
    that genre of music.

What Makes Tupac Different
  • Through the art of rapping, young African
    Americans expressed their surroundings and
    situations theyre in along with their feelings
    and thoughts toward the problems.
  • Now-a-days, these topics would include partying,
    drugs and getting women, but Tupac decided to
    step away from that and talk about something
    other artist rarely talked about.

Tupacs Leadership
  • In 1991, Tupac arose as a solo artist under the
    name 2Pac.
  • Brendas Got a Baby was a track on his debut
    album that reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot
    Rap Singles chart.
  • This is when he became famous and started his
    career and lead him on the road to becoming a
    leader and an inspiration to many.

Traits People Admired
  • He had positive traits that people admired such
    as his outstanding acting skills and his good
    musical skills.
  • People also admired him for some negative things
    too such as how he added violence into his songs
    despite the fact they meant something more than

The Death of Tupac
  • Tupacs troubled life contributed to his
    leadership by providing ideas to his music.
  • He touched people when talked about his past and
    the struggles he has been through.
  • Sadly, Lesane Parish Crooks passed away on
    September 13th, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • To this day, he still inspires people. His albums
    are still selling.
  • Cause of Death Cardiac Arrest Respiratory

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