When Tupac was born to Alice Faye Williams
(later called Afeni Shakur) he was named Lesane Parish
Crooks, not Tupac Amaru. After Alice Faye Walker married
Mutulu Shakur, who became Pacs Stepfather and the man
in his life, she changed her name to Afeni Shakur. Mutulu
was muslim, and Shakur stands for "Thankful to
god". Afeni changed Tupacs name in 1972. Tupac Amaru was named after a famous inca who fought for the incas rights.
The second meaning of Tupac Amaru is arabic
and means "Shining serpent"
Tupac was always a revolutionary, when
he moved to the westcoast, he started rappin at the
age of 15, his first alias was MC New York he wore a
t-shirt with MC NEW YORK written with iron letters on it.
In 1986, Tupac made a video at school, lipsinging Will
Smiths "Parents don't understand".
At the age
of 17, when Tupac lived on the Streets of Oakland, his
Name changed from Tupac to 2Pac, he begun signin his
poems and lyrics with 2Pac. In 1992 Tupac formed a rap
group called "THUG LIFE", this year he got
the "THUG LIFE" tattood on his stomach. THUGLIFE
means "The Hate U Give Lil Infants Fuck Everybody"
In 1995 2Pac took the alias Makaveli, Machiavelli
was an italian writer, who wrote "The Prince",
a book that Tupac read when he was 15, in it Machiavelli said
You have to fake your death to stop your enemies. Under the name Makaveli, 2Pac formed his last rap group, "The Outlawz".