2 Pac

Tupac Amaru Shakur AKA Tupac

Educational Background and Location

Baltimore School for the Arts, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, East Harlem, New York City, NY

Brief Personal Bio

Tupac began his music career to articulate the injustices endured by many African-Americans and who continued to face the same struggle for equality. Tupac wrote poetry to try and escape from his troubles of his mother becoming a cocaine addict and him dealing drugs.

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Color--Black, Gold 

  • Favorite Food--Fried chicken wings

  • Favorite Singer--Prince

  • Favorite Drink-- Fanta Orange Soda

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

Tupac's lyrics "move the ground beneath our political, moral, and societal debates, would be self-defeating...to do so would belabor the searing bluntness of 2pac’s assault on the same old talking points and buzzwords surrounding the discussion of the war on drugs, which continues to this day, decades after the release of this song".

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What does it mean if you were matched to this artist? Why is it important?

When matched to Tupac, you are matched to an artist who includes many of the similar techinques you put in your piece. For example, your work may include points that provoke political content or themes that share messages (include buzzwords) that can create conversations. This may be an element of your poem (or main element). It is important to recognize the similarity you have to this artist because it helps you understand more of the style of your literary work. In this instance, your work would most likely contain techniques that are similar to Tupac's and recognizing this could help to further develop your style and approach at writing poems.

Literary Value

Tupac has very blunt and political lyrics in many of his songs that provoke points and buzzwords for his audience to react to.

List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link

2Pacalypse Now, Strictlt 4 My N.I.G.G.*.Z..., Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me, The 7 Day Theory


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