Essay text: In 1990, he was hired as a backup dancer for the alternative rap group Digital Underground.
Shakur's debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, gained critical recognition and backlash for its controversial lyrics.
Some of Tupac’s poetry was prophetic in foreseeing his own untimely death.
After he and Affine moved to Baltimore, Outpace attended that city School for the Arts, studying acting and dance.
Though reviews of the film were mixed, his performance received uniform raves. Ironically, given later developments, one of the albums other hit singles was the upbeat Keep Yea Head Up, a paean to the strength and survival of black women.
Soon, however, his name was making headlines attached to another tragedy, between Topics posse and their antagonists. Meanwhile, his other rap sheet–listing his run-ins with the law–continued to pile up he was arrested after allegedly beating a limo driver, served ten days in Jail after attacking another rapper tit a baseball bat, and was busted for allegedly shooting two off-duty police officers shortly after relocating to Atlanta. He co-starred with pop singer Janet Jackson in John Singletons 1 film Poetic Justice, once again receiving accolades even though the film was poorly received at the box office.
Spin reported that many in the rapper- actors adopted hometown began to refer to him as Tu-faced. In November of that year, a young woman with whom Outpace had been involved claimed that he and three of his friends had customized and sexually abused her.
But controversy sells records, and Topics 1 effort Strictly 4 My N. His troubles continued into 14; in March he spent 15 days in Jail for hitting filmmaker Allen Hughes.
His book, entitled The Rose That Grew From Concrete, represents poetry that he wrote in the pre-stardom years of 1989 to 1991. In The Rose That Grew From Concrete, are compositions that “…
parallel much of the subject matter discussed in his music”.