The Shooting of Tupac Shakur Essay

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The Shooting of Tupac Shakur

Bang! The sound of a bullet being fired from a gun. To some, a sound of protection and safety, to others sheer agony and pain, and to some unlucky few the last sound they will ever hear. One of these unlucky few happened to be Tupac Shakur on the fateful night of September 7, 1996 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Tupac he had to listen to a flurry of 15 bullets, some of which buried themselves deep into his chest, while the others ended up in the side of his car. Thus, the saga had come to a tragic close, as was presumed by the media, but in actuality it was just beginning to reach its often-publicized climactic end. Initiating the story of the east coast, west coast battle, which came
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These quotes ranged from "that's why I *censored*ed your bitch you fat motha-*censored*a" to "you claimed to be a playa, but I *censored*ed your wife." Some of these songs went at the entire group to say "*censored* Bad Boy as a staff…and if you wanna be down with Bad Boy then *censored* you too…*censored* 'em we Bad Boy killas"(Death Row's Greatest Hits, tr. 8-2: Los Angeles). Some of Tupac's fellow rappers jumped on the bandwagon to record songs of their own; one example is the song "New York, New York" recorded by Snoop and Daz. This song was a play-on words as the two rappers laid into all New York rappers claiming that they were "too afraid" to venture to "killa-Cali" and that they should remain in the East if they wished to stay alive. Tupac had been a force to reckon with every since his inception into the rap world in 1990. Within the first year he produced the now infamous album "2Pacalypse Now" which coincided with many run-ins with law that were all well publicized because of his newfound fame. Trouble was not new to Tupac who grew up in a gang being constantly arrested and eventually forced to move because of his involvement with gang violence. But, what was new was the media and his record label threatening to ruin his career. Tupac was the leader of the coastal battle by being the first one to publicly bash Biggie, and other rappers, notably Mobb Deep and Sean "Puffy" Combs. No one knows the exact reason for

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