Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon

Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon

by Tayannah Lee McQuillar, Fred L. Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9781568583877
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 87,492
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)

About the Author

Fred L. Johnson is Associate Professor of History at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Tayannah Lee Mcquillar
is the author of When Rap Music Had a Conscience and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Savior

1 The Boy From Nowhere 3

2 Lumberton 5

3 Alice 10

4 The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense 15

5 Lesane Gets a Name Change 33

Part 2 Survivor

6 Who Plans a Motherless Child? 37

7 Nonviolence Is a Dead Philosophy 45

8 The New Start 48

9 Baltimore School for the Arts 52

10 The Bakke Decision 54

11 Years of Lean and Plenty of Mean 59

12 Jada and John 64

13 The Jungle 71

14 Leila 74

15 Shock G 80

Part 3 Star

16 Interscope 87

17 2Pacalypse Now 90

18 Juice 95

19 T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. 100

20 The Women 107

21 Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z 111

22 Poetic Justice 115

23 Puffy 119

24 Biggie 123

25 A Shooting in Atlanta 129

26 New Friends 132

27 The Beginning of the End 134

28 Above the Rim 139

29 Keisha Morris 142

30 The First Shooting 148

31 What Happened Upstairs? 152

32 Where the Real Gangstas Live 156

33 Me Against the World 162

34 The Shogun of Death Row 164

35 Inmate No. 95-A-1140 176

Part 4 Avenger

36 The Man Who Walked Out of Prison 185

37 A Problem Between Two Rappers 189

38 Crusader 193

39 Piggie and Buffy 206

40 The Second Shooting 213

41 Black Royalty and Big Plans 217

42 The Notorious P.I.S.S.E.D. 223

43 The Third Shooting 230

Part 5 Beloved

44 Too Hard to Believe 241

45 Goodbye 247

Acknowledgments 251

Bibliography 253

Discography 261

Filmography 263

Index 265

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Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DiggyShanShan More than 1 year ago
I've read many of the books written on Tupac. And this was just another attempt to write the definitive biography. To me, there were some interesting parts-but overall it was too diluted with historical facts. When someone buys a book about Tupac this many years after he is gone, they want something new. I didn't find it here. You could tell these writers didn't know him. When will a family member tell the WHOLE STORY, the real story, the details of his childhood - not the cookie cutter facts we already know. In other words when are we going to get THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book gave a lot of history of his roots, some made it more intriguing and some made the story very long and boring. But overall it showed that Tupac was never a "Thug" he was a man who lived by his word, a poet with strength who reached a death that was unnecessary. He trusted too freely and that is what made him used and abused by others. He had an anger that needed to die and move on. Overall, I found his story moving, inspirational and he told the story of his life through his raps. A great loss to society
MiguelPerez97 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Tupac I didn't know a lot of things before I read this book. After completing this book I learned a lot about his childhood and his steps that he took in becoming a famous icon. This book was great on wanting to know all about Tupac and what he lived through. I recommend this book to anyone who is a true Tupac fan and/or people who would like to know more about Tupac.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome. Where is next location?
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Rest In Peac my brother
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im alive