Tupac

Sam Brown (Redaktør) ; Kris Ex (Forord)

Tupac Shakur is not just a posthumous hip-hop icon. In the years since his
September 1996 murder, he has attained a status that led some to coin him 'the
Black Elvis'. More successful as a recording artist than at the active peak of
his career, his posthumous albums continue to sell in massive quantities around
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Tupac Shakur is not just a posthumous hip-hop icon. In the years since his
September 1996 murder, he has attained a status that led some to coin him 'the
Black Elvis'. More successful as a recording artist than at the active peak of
his career, his posthumous albums continue to sell in massive quantities around
the world. His cultural importance is reflected in a 'Tupac's not dead' myth -
the first time a black performing artist has been mythologised on the level of
a Presley or a James Dean. Crucial to the iconic appeal of Tupac is the mass of
contradictions that define him: the macho gangsta-rapper who eulogised the
'thug life'; the erudite young man who hoped for a political and spiritual
awakening among his peers; the sexually insatiable star who served a prison
term for sexual abuse of a young woman fan; the sensitive son of a politicised
single mother, who recorded a sympathetic pain to women. "A Thug Life" explores
all these contradictions, alongside every other aspect of 2Pac's life and
career.

Compiling interviews, articles, reviews and essays on rap
music's enduring icon, this extensively illustrated anthology is divided into
five distinct sections, covering his early life, his music, film and the dark
side of his life - the flirtations with gang culture, accusations of forcible
sodomy and rape, his lucky escape from death after a 1994 shooting, and his
accusations against former friend, the Notorious BIG, that fuelled the
East-West Coast rap wars. The final section examines the murder of Tupac one
September night in Las Vegas, and the conspiracy theories it fuelled. Interview
transcripts are included of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, talking of how
Shakur died in his car, and Afeni Shakur, describing her legal action against
the young gang member she blamed for her son's death - which was halted with
the suspect's own shooting.

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