Tupac Remembered

Author: Molly Monjauze,Gloria Cox,Staci Robinson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781932855760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 2083

Collects remembrances and photographs from people close to and influenced by the rapper Tupac Shakur.

Tupac Shakur

Author: Carrie Golus

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822566095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6924

Explores the life and career of Tupac Shakur, including his childhood, education, success as a rap musician, and death by shooting.

Tupac Shakur

Author: Cliff Mills

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103530

Category: Rap musicians

Page: 104

View: 7211

Tupac Shakur spent much of his brief 25 years living in tough inner-city neighborhoods in New York, Maryland, and California. A pensive, artistic youth, Tupac burst onto the hip-hop scene in the 1990s and became one of rap music's most popular and volatile figures thanks to his highly charged lyrics and seemingly endless legal troubles. To his critics, Tupac symbolized the evils of gangsta rap and its glorification of violence. His fans, however, saw him as a thought-provoking hip-hop intellectual who unflinchingly articulated the plight of millions of disaffected inner-city youths. Shot to death in 1996 under still-unsolved circumstances, Tupac's career lasted a scant half-decade, but his iconic stature continues to prosper with each passing year. Brimming with evocative full-color photographs, revealing text, and insightful sidebars and other features, Tupac Shakur provides a powerful examination of the life, legacy, and impact of the best-selling rapper of all time.

The Tupac Amaru and Catarista Rebellions

Author: Ward Stavig,Ella Schmidt

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872208451

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 1122

Through a wide variety of primary sources--including letters, eyewitness accounts, and governmental documents--this collection portrays in vivid detail the three indigenous rebellions that threatened Spanish control of its South American colonies more than a quarter century before the Wars of Independence (1808-1825). Headnotes introduce each selection, and a general introduction provides historical, cultural, and political context. Maps, a chronology of the rebellions, and a glossary of terms are included.

Tupac Shakur, (2-Pac) in the Studio

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN: 9780976773504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

View: 7929

Focuses exclusively on the studio craft of the late rap legend, Featuring exclusive interviews with many of his producers, including a lengthy, multi-chapter interview with Shakur's closest musical collaborator, Johnny J, among others, offering fans never-before-revealed insight into 2-Pac's recording method, the inter-workings of his songwriting process

Tupac Shakur: Multi-Platinum Rapper

Author: Ashley Rae Harris

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616133511

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2607

This legendary rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but not before having multi-platinum releases and a promising acting career. A prime example of the line rappers walk between street credibility and their art, Tupac pushed the East-West rap feud both as a real fight and as a tool to influence media coverage of his career. Tupac's raps were part traditional social protest and part gritty descriptions of street life in urban neighborhoods. This book includes details of his life, career, and like the other Essential Lives Cut Short books, covers the controversies surrounding his life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

History of the Incas and the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru

Author: Pedro Sarmiento De Gamboa

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602069077

Category: History

Page: 440

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Spanish explorer and historian PEDRO SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA (1532-1592) spent more than twenty years in Peru. During that time he collected what was, at the time of its writing in 1572, the most accurate history of Incan civilization. De Gamboa personally interviewed many Incas around Cuzco in order to hear the songs and stories of their ancestors. This history was not gathered without an ulterior motive, however. De Gamboa aimed to show that the Inca were cruel tyrants who had usurped the land they were living on when the Spaniards found them. By showing that the Inca deserved the treatment they got from the Spanish crown, De Gamboa hoped to save his country's reputation on the world stage. Scholars and amateur historians will find here fascinating Incan mythology as well as thorough explanations of Incan society. This replica of a 1907 British edition also includes The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, by the 16th-century Spaniard CAPTAIN BALTASAR DE OCAMPO.


Author: Various Contributors

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 085965706X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7126

Tupac Shakur is not just a posthumous hip-hop icon. In the years since his September 1996 murder, he has attained a status that led some to coin him 'the Black Elvis'. More successful as a recording artist than at the active peak of his career, his posthumous albums continue to sell in massive quantities around the world. His cultural importance is reflected in a 'Tupac's not dead' myth - the first time a black performing artist has been mythologised on the level of a Presley or a James Dean. Crucial to the iconic appeal of Tupac is the mass of contradictions that define him: the macho gansta-rapper who eulogised the 'thug life'; the erudite young man who hoped for a political and spiritual awakening among his peers; the sexually insatiable star who served a prison term for sexual abuse of a young woman fan; the sensitive son of a politicised single mother, who recorded a sympathetic pain to women. A Thug Life explores all these contradictions, alongside every other aspect of Tupac's life and career. Compiling interviews, articles, reviews and essays on rap music's enduring icon, this extensively illustrated anthology is divided into five distinct sections, covering his early life, his music, film and the dark side of his life - the flirtations with gang culture, accusations of forcible sodomy and rape, his lucky escape from death after a 1994 shooting, and his accusations against former friend, the Notorious BIG, that fuelled the East-West Coast rap wars. The final section examines the murder of Tupac one September night in Las Vegas, and the conspiracy theories it fuelled. Interview transcripts are included of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, talking of how Shakur died in his car, and Afeni Shakur, describing her legal action against the young gang member she blamed for her son's death - which was halted with the suspect's own shooting.

Tupac Shakur

Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736827034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Traces the life, career , and influence of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur.


Author: Tupac Shakur,Afeni Shakur,Jacob Hoye,Karolyn Ali,Walter Einenkel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743474341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 2753

A chronicle of the life and career of the rapper Tupac Shakur, which offers a collection of previously unpublished interviews, writings, and private photographs that provide a portrait of the influential late musician.