Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. In addition to his career as a rap artist, he was also an actor. The themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.
美国说唱歌手Tupac Amaru Shakur ( 1971.6.16-1996.9.13), 曾以艺名“2Pac”（Pac)和 Makaveli闻名于世。 Shakur到2007年为止已经卖出750万张专辑。这也使得他成为历史上最畅销的艺术家之一。 ”滚石“杂志将他评为历史上最伟大的第86位艺术家。Shakur不仅是一个说唱歌手，而且是一个演员。Tupac的音乐主题多为暴力，种族主义和其他的社会问题。在东西海岸的Hip-pop对立的时期， Tupac和其他的说唱歌手有很大的冲突。Tupac的职业生涯源于他”巡回乐队管理员“和地下hip-pop乐队的替补舞者的经历。