When Tupac was born to Alice Faye Walker, later called Afeni
Shakur, he was named Lesane Parish Crooks, not Tupac Amaru. When
Alice Faye Walker married Mutulu Shakur, who becam Pacs
Stepfather and the man in his life, she changed her name to Afeni
Shakur. Mutulu was moslim, and Shakur stands for "Thankful
Afeni changed Tupacs name in 1972, Tupac Amaru has 2 meanings, first it means wisdom and courage, Tupac Amaru was an inca who fought for the incas rights. (More abour Tupac Amaru I click here).
The second meaning of Tupac Amaru is arabic and means "Thankful to God"
Tupac was always a revolutionary, when he moved to the
westcoast, he started rappin at the ago of 15, his first alias
was MC New York he wore a t-shirt with MC NEW YORK written with
iron letters. In 1986, Tupac made a video at school, lipsinging
Will Smiths "Parents don't understand".At the age of
17, when Tupac lived on the Streets of Oakland, his Name changed
from Tupac to 2Pac, he begun signin his poems and lyrics with
In 1992 Tupac formed a rap group called "THUG LIFE", this year he got the "THUG LIFE" tattood on his stomach. THUGLIFE means "The Hate U Give Lil Infants Fuck Everybody" said Pac. In 1995 2Pac took the alias Makaveli, Machiavelli was an italian writer, who wrote "The Art of War" which Tupac read when he was 15, in it Machiavelli said You have to fake your death to stop your enemies.
Tupac was famous for quotes like "Why play the game of life, when death is always the winner"