Sloo present The life History of tupac:
September 1968 Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, joins the New York Black Panther party at age 22.
April 1969 Afeni is arrested and charged with conspiracy to bomb several public areas in New York City. While out on bail, Afeni courts two men: Legs, a local hood, and Billy, a member of the party.
February 1971 Afeni, pregnant with Tupac, has her bail revoked; she's sent to the Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village.
June 16, 1971 Shortly after his mom is acquitted on bombing charges, Tupac Amaru Shakur is born in New York. Tupac Amaru are Inca words meaning "shining serpent." Shakur is Arabic for "thankful to God."
1975-1983 Tupac's family shuttles between the Bronx and Harlem, at times living in shelters.
1983 Legs comes to live with the Shakur family; Tupac "claims" him as his father. Legs introduces Afeni to crack.
September 1983 Afeni enrolls 12- year-old Tupac in the 127th Street Ensemble, a Harlem theater group. In his first performance Tupac plays Travis in A Raisin in the Sun.
June 1986 Shakur's family moves to Baltimore. As MC New York, Tupac writes his first rap.
September 1986 Tupac enrolls at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studies ballet and acting.
June 1988 Tupac and his family move to Marin City, California. "leaving that school affected me so much," he said later. "I see that as the point where I got off track." Shortly after, Tupac moves in with a neighbor and begins selling drugs.
August 1988 Mutulu Shakur, Tupac's stepfather, is sentenced to sixty years in prison for his involvement in a 1981 armored-car-robbery.
1990 Tupac joins Digital Underground as a roadie/dancer/rapper. While on tour, he learns that his mother is using crack.
January 3, 1991 Tupac makes his recording debut on the DU's This Is an E.P. Release.
November 12,1991: 2Pacalypse Now is released. Shortly thereafter, Tupac files a $10 million lawsuit against the Oakland police for alleged brutality following an arrest for jaywalking.
January 17, 1992 Tupac makes his big-screen debut in Ernest Dickerson's Juice, earning praise for his portrayal of Bishop. He is perhaps best remember for the line "I am crazy. And I don't give a fuck!"
April 11, 1992 Ronald Ray Howard, 19, shoots a Texas trooper. Howard's attorney claims 2Pacalypse Now, which was in his client's tape deck, incited him to kill.
August 22, 1992 Tupac has an altercation with old acquaintances in Marin City. A 6 year-old bystander is shot in the head. Tupac's half brother, Maurice Harding, is arrested buy released due to lack of evidence.
September 22, 1992 Tupac is denounced by Vice President Day Quayle, who says 2Pacalypse Now :has no place in our society."
February 1, 1993 Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. is released and eventually goes platinum.
March 13, 1993 Tupac has a fight with a limo driver in Hollywood who accuses him of using drugs in the car. Tupac's arrested, but the charges are dropped.
April 5, 1993 Tupac is arrested in Lansing, Michigan, for taking a swing at a local rapper with a baseball bat during a concert. He's sentenced to ten days in jail.
July 23, 1993 John Singleston's Poetic Justice, starring Tupac and Janet Jackson, is released. Before filing began, Jackson demanded Shakur take an HIV test before she would do any kissing scenes.
October 31, 1993 Tupac is arrested for allegedly shooting two off-duty Atlanta Police officers who he says were harassing a black motorist. Charges are eventually dropped.
November 18, 1993 A 19 year-old women, whom Tupac picked up four days earlier in a New York nightclub, is allegedly sodomized and sexually abused by the rapper and three friends.
December 1993 John Singleton is forced by Columbia Pictures to drop the rapper from the cast of his upcoming film, Higher Learning.
March 10, 1994 Tupac is sentenced to fifteen days in a Los Angeles jail for punching out director Allen Hughes. (Hughes and his brother, Albert, had dropped Tupac from Menace II Society)
March 23, 1994 Tupac stars as Birdie, a troubled drug dealer, in Above The Rim. The soundtrack album, featuring the song "Pour Out a Little Liquor," recorded by Tupac's group, Thug Life, sells two million copies.
September 7, 1994 Two Milwaukee teens murder a police officer and cite Tupac's "Souljah's Story" as there inspiration
November 30, 1994 While on a trial for sex and weapons charges, Tupac is shot five times and robbed of $40,000 worth of jewelry in the lobby of a Times Square recording studio. Tupac checks himself out of the hospital less than three hours after surgery. The case remains unsolved.
December 1, 1994 Tupac is acquitted of sodomy and weapons charges but is found guilty of sexual abuse.
February 14, 1995 Tupac is sentenced to up to four and a half years and immediately begins severing his jail time in New York's Rikers Island penitentiary.
April 1, 1995 While he's incarcerated, Tupac's third album, Me Against the World, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop chart. Fueled by the single "Dear Mama," the album goes double platinum in seven months.
April 1995 In a VIBE interview from jail, Tupac renounces his "Thug Life" persona and commits himself to positive works. He also implicates Biggie Smalls, Puffy Combs, Andre Harrell, his close friends Stretch, and others in the recording studio ambush.
August 1995 Biggie, Puffy and Harrell tell VIBE they had no connection to Tupac's shooting.
October 1995 Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight posts $1.4 million bond to release Tupac, who immediately flies to L.A., signs with Death Row, and begins recording All Eyez on Me.
November 30, 1995 Exactly one year after Tupac's shooting, Randy "Stretch" Walker is murdered execution-style in Queens.
February 1996 In VIBE, Tupac suggests he's been sleeping with Biggie's wife, Faith Evans. Faith denies the stories.
February 13, 1996 Tupacs Death Row debut, All Eyez on Me- rap's first double CD- is released.
March 29, 1996 Words are exchanged and a gun is pulled when Death Row and Bad Boy employees face off after the Soul Train awards in Los Angeles.
April 25, 1997 All Eyez on Me goes quintuple platinum.
May 1996 Tupac and Snoop release "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." In the video, caricatures of Biggie and Puffy are punished for setting up Tupac.
June 4, 1996 Death Row releases Tupac's Hit 'Em Up," a brutal diatribe against Biggie, Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, and others.
September 4, 1996 Tupac returns to New York for the MTV Music Video Awards and gets into a scruffle.
September 7, 1996 After leaving the Mike Tyson- Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas in Suge Knight's car, Shakur is shot four times in the chest by an assailant in a white Cadillac. Knight, who connections with the Bloods, escapes with a minor injury. Shakur is rushed to University Medical Center, where he undergoes surgery, including the removal of his right lung.
September 11,1996 A Compton man who police say is associated with the LA Crips is shot to death while sitting in his car, the first in a series of gang related murders. Police begin investigating pissble connections to Tupac's shooting.
Friday, September 13, 1996 After six days in critical condition, Tupac Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. His body is later cremated, he was 25.
November 5, 1996 Makaveli album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, released. This page was Typed by TupacHQ
February 28, 1997 Suge Knight is sentenced to nine years in prison for his rile in an attack on Orlando Anderson the night of Tupac's shooting.
March 9, 1997 The Notorious B.I.G. is murdered in Los Angeles in a drive by shooting.
October 8, 1997 Gang Related, co-starring Tupac and James Belushi, is released. Nine days later, the soundtrack, which includes four Tupac songs, comes out on Death Row.
November 25, 1997 R U Still Down? [Remember Me] a double CD of previously unreleased Tupac tracks, comes out on Amaru Records, a label established to be run by Afeni Shakur.
May 29, 1998 Orlando Anderson is killed during a dispute at a Los Angeles car wash.
November 24, 1998 2pac's Greatest Hits, a double CD of greatest hits and 4 previously unreleased Tupac tracks, comes out on Death Row/Interscope/Amaru Records