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18 Legit Facts About Tupac Shakur!

10. Tupac was a Star Wars fan and auditioned for it once

Tupac told his recording engineer that he once went for reading with George Lucas for the role of Jedi Master Mace Windu for the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. 2Pac could have been a Jedi but the shooting only began nine months after his demise. The part later went to Samuel Jackson. Source

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11. Tupac had his album released while he was serving in jail

It happened when Tupac was serving in Clinton Correctional Facility in New York state on charges of sexual assault. His album Me Against the World was not only released during his prison time but also debuted at number one on Billboard 200!

The lyrics of the album were inspired from his troubled times at the prison and the poverty where he rooted from. And the album made him the first artist ever to debut at number one on Billboard 200 while serving in prison, not the record anyone would have liked. The album was coined as magnum opus of his career and the most influential hip-hop albums of all-time. Source

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12. Tupac vs. The Notorious B.I.G.

The most infamous hip-hop rivalry of all time was between Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace or The 2Pac vs Biggie as the people remember. It was not very difficult to note that both the artists were aiming at each other in their tracks. Their rivalry was allegedly featured in at least four tracks. Obviously, the fan took sides. It is sad that both the artists lost their lives to gang shootings. Source

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13. Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. both worked with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony had the rarest privilege ever to record with both 2Pac and The Notorious Big, however not together. The group’s album The Art of War included the track “Thug Love” with Tupac and Biggie recorded with the group in the title “Notorious ThugsSource 1 Source 2

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14. Tupac once dated The Queen of Pop-Madonna

In 1994, Tupac dated Madonna. Though unlikely, they were quite a pair. It was rumored that Madonna was so much in love with him that she wanted to have his babies. Sadly, Tupac decided to end the relationship after being questioned why he is dating a white girl. Are you imagining how their probable musical prodigy child would have looked like? Source

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15. Legacy continued post-death

Tupac left a substantially huge archive of unreleased musical work. Post his demise two dozen singles and five albums were credited to him. His top performing single “Changes”, released post his death, received five Gold certifications. His another single “R U Still Down?” was 4x Platinum at RIAA. Source

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16. Outlawz might have got high on ashes of 2Pac

After 2Pac’s cremation, Outlawz purportedly mixed his ashes with marijuana and smoked. Later E.D.I Mean said in an interview that although he believed the ‘stuff’ to be 2Pac’s ashes at that very time, it was actually not. Well, we too hope it was not. Source

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17. The signature last words

The police officer who witnessed 2Pac’s last moments stated that the rapper denied to tell who shot him. And when the officer insisted, 2Pac responded by saying “F**k You” to the officer as his last words. However, the incident was not seconded by either 2Pac’s bodyguard or the paramedics. Source

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18. The last thing Tupac heard was his favorite song

Don McLean’s Vincent’s ‘Starry Starry Night’ from the classic 1971 album American Pie has had a lasting influence on a range of musicians. But 2Pac had a special place in his heart for the song. After he was fatally wounded in the shooting, his then girlfriend ensured to play the track in the tape deck beside the rapper’s hospital bed. It was just right to let him listen what he really loved. Source

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