Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, as well as one of the most influential rappers of all time. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur's songs revol... More


Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Shakur #Best

My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
Tupac Shakur #Business

There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.
Tupac Shakur #Business #Life #Music

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.
Tupac Shakur #Change

Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
Tupac Shakur #Change #Life

What I learned in jail is that I can't change. I can't live a different lifestyle-this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
Tupac Shakur #Death #Fear

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
Tupac Shakur #Death #God

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
Tupac Shakur #Dreams

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shakur #Dreams

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
Tupac Shakur #Family #Home #Money

If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
Tupac Shakur #Family

With all my fans I got a family again.
Tupac Shakur #God

It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
Tupac Shakur #Good

All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
Tupac Shakur #Life

It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
Tupac Shakur #Life

Thug Life to me is dead.
Tupac Shakur #Life

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.
Tupac Shakur #Respect

I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
Tupac Shakur #Respect

America wants its respect.
Tupac Shakur #Society

I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me I was raised in this society.
Tupac Shakur #Time

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
Tupac Shakur #Time

In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.
Tupac Shakur #Time

The only time I have problems is when I sleep.
Tupac Shakur #Music

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.