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Tupac Shakur : the life and times of an American icon

Author: Tayannah Lee McQuillar; Freddie Lee Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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In 1996, Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented rap artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Tupac Shakur; Tupac Shakur; Tupac Shakur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tayannah Lee McQuillar; Freddie Lee Johnson
ISBN: 9781568583877 1568583877
OCLC Number: 317919162
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The boy from nowhere --
Lumberton --
Alice --
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense --
Lesane gets a name change --
Who plans a motherless child? --
Nonviolence is a dead philosophy --
The new start --
Baltimore School for the Arts --
The Bakke decision --
Years of lean and plenty of mean --
Jada and John --
The jungle --
Leila --
Shock G --
Interscope --
2Pacalypse now --
Juice --
T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. --
The women --
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. --
Poetic justice --
Puffy --
Biggie --
A shooting in Atlanta --
New friends --
The beginning of the end --
Above the rim --
Keisha Morris --
The first shooting --
What happened upstairs? --
Where the real gangstas live --
Me against the world --
The shogun of death row --
Inmate no. 95-A-1140 --
The man who walked out of prison --
A problem between two rappers --
Crusader --
Piggie and Buffy --
The second shooting --
Black royalty and big plans --
The notorious P.I.S.S.E.D. --
The third shooting --
Too hard to believe --
Goodbye.
Responsibility: Tayannah Lee McQuillar & Fred Johnson.

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A passionate, critically incisive biography of one of the most influential rappers of all time, Tupac Shakur, and how he came to dominate hip-hop in the 1990s  Read more...

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Booklist, 2/15/2010 "The Shakur who emerges here is no illiterate gangster-turned-gangsta but, rather, a bright, artistic, driven man whose life and career continue to inspire many people." Library Read more...

 
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