Although his recording career lasted just five years, Tupac Amaru Shakur is considered as one of the greatest rappers of all time. This Thursday Mi-Soul Radio celebrates his musical legacy as we play his classic records across the airwaves.
Before using his first name as his rap name, Shakur went by the alias MC New York when starting his career in Baltimore. Although Shakur began recording in 1987, his professional entertainment career did not take off until the early 1990s. Tupac’s first album as a solo artist was 2Pacalypse Now. The album sold 500,000 copies and established Tupac as an uncompromising social writer on songs such as ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby’ and ‘Blasting’. When his third album dropped, ‘Me Against The World’ he was considered one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop albums of all time.