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Tupac Shakur

Rapper, Actor (16-Jun-1971 — 13-Sep-1996)


Frank Alexander; with Heidi Siegmund Cuda. Got Your Back: The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998.

Kwame Alexander; Michael Datcher (editors). Tough Love: Cultural Criticism and Familial Observations on the life and death of Tupac Shakur. National Book Network. 1996. 160pp.

Darrin Keith Bastfield. Back in the Day. Perseus Books Group/Da Capo Press. 2003. 216pp. Memoirs of friendship with Tupac ages 13-20.

Darren Brooks. Maximum 2Pac: The Unauthorised Biography of 2Pac. New York: Chrome Dreams. 2003.

John Doe. Dead or Alive? The Mystery of Tupac Shakur, Volume I: The Alive Theories. 1stBooks Library. 2004. 216pp.

Michael Eric Dyson. Holler If You Hear Me: Tupac Shakur. New York: Basic Civitas Books. 2001. 292pp.

Gobi. Thru My Eyes: Thoughts on Tupac Amaru Shakur in Pictures and Words. Atria. 2005.

Jasmine Guy. Afeni Shakur. Simon & Schuster. 2005. 240pp. Conversations with the artist's mother.

Jacob Hoye; Karolyn Ali (editors). Tupac: Resurrection: 1971-1996. Simon & Schuster. 2003. 256pp.

Chopmaster J. Static: My Tupac Shakur Story. San Francisco, CA: Herb 'N Soul. 1999. 93pp.

Molly Monjauze; with Gloria Cox; Staci Robinson. Tupac Remembered: Bearing Witness to a Life and Legacy. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. 2008. 168pp.

Derrick Parker. Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of the Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay Investigations from the NYPD's First "Hip-Hop Cop". Macmillan. 2007. 320pp.

Cathy Scott. The Killing of Tupac Shakur. Huntington Press. 1997. 187pp.

Randall Sullivan. Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal. Grove Press. 2003. 336pp.

Armond White. Rebel for the Hell of It: The Life of Tupac Shakur. Quartet Books. 1997. 224pp.


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  2. Twitter: @2pac

  3. Vevo: 2PacVEVO


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  6. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.377)

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