The Life And Death Of 2Pac

In the stifling post-boxing match Las Vegas traffic jam, a new
black 1996 BMW inched along impatiently, it's gold detailing glimmering
brightly under the street lights. Any attempt to catch a glimpse of the
passengers within the tinted windows revealed only a distorted reflection
of the chaotic, yet relatively motionless urban scene. The glass sunroof
slid open and a dark figure rose partly through the opening, like a tank
commander surveying the horizon for signs of the enemy. Discreetly the
rear window of a nearby car rolled down as it approached, and the muzzle of
a gun emerged slightly. The gun, almost indiscernible from the cavernous
blackness inside the car, spewed out thirteen ...

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scene from any movie, although the story will likely wind
up as a made-for-television drama. Rather, it is the dramatic finale of
the life of rapper/actor Tupac Amaru Shakur, who was shot four times
during this escapade while traveling from a Mike Tyson fight to a nearby
club on September 7th. He later died of the wounds, after six days of
intensive care and several unsuccessful operations.
Tupac Amaru, or 2Pac, as he spelled it --distinguishing him from
the violent Peruvian terrorist group of the same name-- was one of today's
most popular "gangsta rappers." His lyrics are usually vulgar, offensive,
and explicit, and glorify the type of life that he and many other gangsta
rappers lead. They depict violence, drug use, crime and sexual abuse as
acceptable, and as a necessary way of life. They often go so far as to
threaten the lives of rappers from rival record labels, with whom he has an
East/West coast disagreement resulting in sporadic violent episodes and
threat ...

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