Friday, May 22, 2009

The History of Tupac

Earlier this week, posted a blog acknowledging the anniversary of the death in 1781 of Incan rebel leader José Gabriel Condorcanqui, better known as Tupac Amaru II. About 190 years later, Black Panther Afeni Shakur named her son after Condorcanqui. You knew her son as Tupac Amaru Shakur.

(Odd tidbit: Tupac Amaru I, Tupac Amaru II, and Tupac Amaru Shakur were all executed between the ages of 26 and 39. The only other Tupac Amaru listed on Wikipedia is current Michigan state senator Tupac Amaru Hunter, 35.)

1781: Tupac Amaru II (Executed

Here is the first video I remember seeing by Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac:

By the way, at the 4:15 mark, even though everyone else is practicing good gun safety, Mr. Shakur couldn't be more unsafe if he tried. Don't be like 2Pac, kids.

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