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Tupac Shakur Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Career, Songs, Suspect Arrested in his Murder, Net Worth, and More

Tupac Shakur, famous as 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper. He’s recognized as one of the most impactful and accomplished rappers ever. Shakur is one of the top-selling artists, with over 75 million records sold globally.


Age- 25 years (1971–1996)

Height- 1.79 m

Weight- 75 kg

Full name-Tupac Amaru Shakur

Born- 16 June 1971

Birthplace-East Harlem, New York, United States

Died- 13 September 1996

Death place-University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Spouse-Keisha Morris (m. 1995–1996)

Siblings- Sekyiwa Shakur, Mopreme Shakur, Chinua Shakur, Nzingha Shakur, Landon Garland, Takerra Allen

Profession-Singer, Rapper



Born in New York City to parents deeply involved in political activism and members of the Black Panther Party, Shakur was raised by his mother, Afeni Shakur, and his biological father, William “Billy” Garland, had been active Black Panther Party members in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Tupac Shakur mother


On April 29, 1995, Shakur wed his girlfriend at the time, Keisha Morris, who was a pre-law student. However, their marriage was annulled just ten months later. In a 1993 interview published in The Source, Shakur expressed criticism towards record producer Quincy Jones for his interracial marriage to actress Peggy Lipton.

Tupac Shakur wife


According to most of his profiles, Tupac Shakur did not have any children. However, he and his wife, Keisha, had plans to have kids. Regrettably, the couple separated, and Tupac passed away before they could realize their plans to have children.

Jaycee Shakur, a TikTok star, gained attention after posting a video claiming to be Tupac’s daughter. Despite her claims, there is no substantial evidence supporting her statement, leading most people to dismiss her allegations.

Tupac Shakur -Jaycee Shakur


Shakur’s music stood out for its focus on contemporary social issues in inner cities, making him a symbol of activism against inequality.

He moved to Baltimore in 1984 and later to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. His debut album, “2Pacalypse Now” in 1991, established him as a prominent figure in West Coast hip hop due to his socially conscious lyrics. He continued his success with albums like “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…” (1993) and “Me Against the World” (1995).

He found significant success as an actor, starring in movies such as “Juice” (1992), “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Above the Rim” (1994), “Bullet” (1996), “Gridlock’d” (1997), and “Gang Related” (1997). In the latter part of his career, Shakur faced severe challenges. He was shot five times in a New York recording studio’s lobby and had legal issues, leading to his imprisonment in 1995 for eight months on sexual abuse charges. However, he was released while appealing his conviction. After his release, he joined Marion “Suge” Knight’s Death Row Records and became deeply involved in the intensifying East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry.

On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas by an unidentified attacker. He passed away six days later. Following his tragic death, his former friend and rival, the Notorious B.I.G., initially came under suspicion due to their public feud. The Notorious B.I.G. also met a similar fate, being fatally shot in another drive-by shooting six months later in March 1997 while in Los Angeles. Shakur’s posthumous album, “Greatest Hits” (1998), spanning two discs, is one of his two releases and one of just nine hip hop albums ever certified Diamond in the United States. Since his passing, five more albums have been released, including the critically acclaimed “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” (1996) under his alter ego Makaveli, all achieving Platinum certification in the United States.

In 2002, Shakur was honored with induction into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. His legacy continued to grow when he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming eligible in his first year. Rolling Stone recognized his impact by ranking him among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2023, he received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tupac Shakur career

Songs of Tupac Shakur

  • All Eyez on Me – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Hit Em Up- Album: Death Row Greatest Hits
  • Changes – Album: Greatest Hits
  • Ambitionz az a Ridah – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted- Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • California Love – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Dear Mama
  • Keep Ya Head Up – Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (1993)
  • So Many Tears – Album: Me Against the World (1995)
  • Only God Can Judge Me – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Still Ballin- Album: Better Dayz
  • How Do U Want It – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • The Humpty Dance- Album: The Humpty Dance (1990)
  • I Ain’t Mad at Cha- Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Can’t C Me – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Do for Love – Album: R U Still Down?
  • Ghetto Gospel – Album: Loyal to the Game
  • Hellrazor – Album: R U Still Down?
  • Hail Mary- Album: Hip-Hop Classics 1996
  • Life Goes On – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Only Fear of Death – Album: R U Still Down?
  • Until the End of Time – Album: Until the End of Time
  • Ratha Be Ya Nigga – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Shorty Wanna Be a Thug- Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Thugz Mansion- Album: Better Dayz
  • Troublesome ’96 – Album: Greatest Hits
  • Brenda’s Got a Baby – Album: 2Pacalypse Now (1991)
  • Lil’ Homies – Album: Until the End of Time
  • Me And My Girlfriend – Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  • Run tha Streetz – Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
  • Runnin – Album: Tupac: Resurrection
  • Write This Down

Net Worth

Tupac Shakur’s net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be $105 million.

Tupac Shakur’s Murder

Between 11:00 and 11:05 p.m. (PDT), Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight were stopped by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers for a loud car stereo and lacking license plates. The plates were found in the trunk and they were released without citation. Around 11:10 p.m., while waiting at a red light, a vehicle with two women pulled up on their left. Shakur, speaking from his BMW, exchanged words and invited them to Club 662.At 11:15 p.m., a white Cadillac pulled up on Knight’s right. A shooter in the back fired rapidly at Shakur’s BMW with a .40 S&W Glock 22. Shakur was hit four times: twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh, with a bullet piercing his lung. Knight was hit in the head by fragments.

Shakur’s bodyguard, Frank Alexander, was supposed to ride with Shakur but was asked to drive another car instead. After the attack, one of the convoy’s cars followed the assailant, but no information was obtained. Yaki Kadafi, in the car behind Shakur, and Death Row entourage members refused to cooperate with the police.

After being admitted to the hospital, Tupac Shakur was heavily sedated and placed on life support machines. Due to his restlessness and attempts to leave the bed, he was put under a medically-induced coma. During his hospital stay, he was visited by Jones. Shakur regained consciousness when she played Don McLean’s “Vincent” on the CD player beside his bed. In response, he moaned, and his eyes were filled with mucus and swollen. Jones expressed her love to Shakur during this moment.

Suspect arrested in Tupac Shakur’s murder

Duane “Keffe D” Davis, aged 60, was indicted on Friday by Nevada’s grand jury on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. Police allege that Davis orchestrated the fatal shooting following a fight between his nephew and Shakur in a casino.

Davis was arrested near his Las Vegas residence early on Friday and is expected to appear in court in the coming days. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has released his mugshot.

Greg Kading, a retired Los Angeles police detective who extensively investigated Shakur’s murder, expressed no surprise at Davis’ arrest. He noted that all other direct conspirators or participants in the case are deceased, making Davis the last remaining individual connected to the incident.

Tupac Shakur Suspect arrested in Tupac Shakur's murder

Tupac Shakur’s 1996 Murder Suspect Charged: Police Breakthrough after 27 Years

The officer quickly recognized this as a gang-related crime, and the case underwent multiple reviews. However, it wasn’t until 2018, with the emergence of new information, that the investigation gained momentum.

Officer Johansson highlighted Davis’s own admissions to the media about being present in the vehicle from which the shots were fired. During the press conference, Sheriff Kevin McMahill, visibly moved, emphasized the 27-year wait for justice endured by Tupac Shakur’s family.

He dispelled doubts about the case’s significance within the police department, asserting that seeking justice for Tupac Shakur had always been their objective. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department remained committed to holding those responsible for Tupac’s murder accountable.

Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, debuted in 1991 and became a celebrated figure in hip-hop, inspiring numerous documentaries following his tragic death.

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