About Tupac Shakur. Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, Books By Tupac Shakur. See all books authored by Tupac Shakur, including The Rose That Grew From Concrete, and Tupac: Resurrection, and more on computerescue.info Find Shakur Tupac books online. Get the best Shakur Tupac books at our marketplace.

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12 books based on 3 votes: Street Saints and Sinners by Tupac Shakur, The Killing of Tupac Shakur by Cathy Scott, Holler If You Hear Me. Tupac Shakur book. Read 32 reviews from I decided I wanted to know more about 2Pac after reading his book of poetry, The Rose That Grew from Concrete. 81 books based on 68 votes: The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, All God's Children by Fox Butterfield, And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou, The Life And Word.. .

Regardless of the type of lifestyle Tupac promoted, he stood as an American icon, who was brave enough to rap about the blatant issues in society that nobody else was brave enough to speak out against; To this day, even those who know nothing else about him, still know the name, Tupac Shakur.

Jan 13, Dylan Murak rated it really liked it. I just finished Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon. I could read this book in class or at home whenever and not feel pressured to finish it. The author did a great job of explaining what exactly happened to Tupac all through his life and what he had to deal with. The author tells you all about the struggles with his money during the trial he was on.

All about how hard it was to feed his family when no one wanted to give him a performing job or money. This book will keep you wanted to read even without crazy plot twists.

This book is definitely a book I would recommend to a peer and even put aside to read again. I really liked how much in detail the author went to make the reader feel as if you were a friend of Tupac all his life.

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Even after my dislikes I would still rate this book 4 stars and I would recommend this book to anyone of my English class peers. Dec 19, Cameron Evans rated it it was amazing. This book is about Tupac Shakur and about how his life was as a kid and as he grew up and became a rapper. The main character in this book is Tupac Shakur.

The main character in this went to Baltimore School for the Arts when he was a teenager and was born in Tupac had lot of problems as a kid. When Tupac was a kid he was always moving and he was even homeless at times. His mother also was a drug addict for a long period. My favorite character was Tupac. My Opinion: I really liked this book. My favorite part of this book was when Tupac made his first rap and came up with the name MC New York. My least favorite part was when Tupac was shot Sept 7, in Las Vegas.

I would recommend this book to someone that cares about Tupac and how his life was as child and a teen made him who he was as an adult. I would think that the person who would read this book truly loves Tupac Amaru Skakur and his music View all 3 comments.

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Jan 08, 5Witterstaetter M rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Johnson conveys theories regarding his death and tells the story of a very talented Tupac Shakur.

He does this by accurately portraying the very real struggles of everyday in the life of Tupac. In the beginning of the text, Tupac is very poor and living in poverty, when he has to get multiple jobs in order to provide for his family and his mothers drug addiction, we can see that he is at rock bottom. Towards the middle of th In Tupac Shakur: Towards the middle of the novel, we can see him flourishing through the arts.

When he releases his record "2Pacalypse Now" we can see that he is describing the everyday struggles he faced as a young man. Towards the end of the novel, we can see his life starts to spiral downward, when he starts to write about his death in songs like "If I die tonight" we can see that he starts to become depressed from all the fame.

When his death came it shocked the world and ended a creative era in hip hop history. Overall we can see throughout various things he's done that he came from nothing, made his way to stardom and then spiraled downward from the top. This novel is a great read for anyone curious about hip hop and one of the greatest artist that ever lived, Tupac Shakur.

View 1 comment. Nov 14, Susana Galvez rated it liked it. I liked that this book was esily readable and was very informative. I had really no idea or knowledge about most of the things that were talked about in it. It gave me a sense of the kind of person he was, aside from the big, American icon that everyone knows about.


However, i think the book could have been longer; i felt like it left many things unanswered and basically "jumped" or rushed over some of the events in his life just so they could get to his death and that whole incident faster. The I liked that this book was esily readable and was very informative. The day he was killed is described in much detail, not the rest of the book. I thought that most of his life, as talked about in the biography, was basically an overview and it did not really go into much depth on anything.

Since i pretty much knew nothing about him before i started reading this book, i was expecting it to be more complete and really show the whole picture Jun 05, Spencer added it Shelves: Tupac Shakur is my favorite Artist of all time, and this book really reveals the side of him that no one thinks of when they hear his lyrics. This book explains how since day one Shakur was struggling, and it reveals the depth and meaning behind all his songs.

I really enjoyed how this book was written as well. It kind of just sucks you in to his life, ad every step forward or backward he took, I took it along with him. It also reveals the different personal thoughts of the people surrounding Pa Tupac Shakur is my favorite Artist of all time, and this book really reveals the side of him that no one thinks of when they hear his lyrics.

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It also reveals the different personal thoughts of the people surrounding Pac's life, which is very deep because it gives motive behind all the actions that occured in his life. For example, the author Fred L. Johnson sheds light upon what Afeni Shakur Tupac's mother was thinking when she was pregnant with him in jail. She wanted him to be born in the free world because she thought he would grow up to be a king of the people which arguably he did become for a good 2 or 3 years until he was shot.

Feb 23, BookBlerd rated it really liked it. For someone who has never listened to his music, this was the perfect biography. His life was fascinating and sad. Most people know him as a rapper and actor, but he was also a revolutionary. After his mother became involved with the Black Panther Party and renamed her son after an Incan revolutionary, he felt pressured to live up it. He may have done some bad things like letting a girl get raped , but he was also someone who cared deeply about his community.

With rap music, he wanted to fight inner city problems. He was a true artist and a true human being. May 10, Jennifer rated it it was ok. I wanted to like this but in the end the lack of editing to get a strong, cohesive story makes this a noble failure.

His story is fascinating and I will keep my eye out for a better telling.


This feels like two different people wrote sections and quickly tried to marry the two into the same book. The history of what was happening at the time in the US is somewhat better written than the story of Tupac's life so it feels uneven from the start.

The decision to tell US history is important, but jus I wanted to like this but in the end the lack of editing to get a strong, cohesive story makes this a noble failure. The decision to tell US history is important, but just not integrated well into the whole. Tupac's story is left to hearsay and that part of the narrative is full of frustrating questions that aren't pursued. Aug 03, Dustin rated it liked it.

After learning more about his life, I can definitely say I am not a Tupac fan. He apparently abused women, shot people, did a lot of drugs, and hung with gangsters. This book is very choppy After learning more about his life, I can definitely say I am not a Tupac fan. This book is very choppy and poorly written. At times the authors go into meaningless details about Tupac's life and other times they gloss other seemingly important areas.

Not good. Aug 12, Kim rated it liked it.

Kind of disjointed, didn't really follow a timeline, and bad fact-checking - most notably the very well-known case of Loving v Virginia, mistakenly referred to as Love v State of Virginia it calls itself a "commonwealth". Such an oversite made me less than confident about other things I was reading being thoroughly researched.

However, it was enjoyable and did go into depth about little known facts about Tupac. I read it in three days, because it kept me interested. Now I just want to read ano Kind of disjointed, didn't really follow a timeline, and bad fact-checking - most notably the very well-known case of Loving v Virginia, mistakenly referred to as Love v State of Virginia it calls itself a "commonwealth". Now I just want to read another book on Tupac to compare facts, since there seem to be many sides to his story.

Apr 16, John rated it really liked it. The hit had to be paid for by someone with deep pockets. It had to have cost at least a million dollars. Sep 14, Tyler Scott rated it really liked it. This book is about the life of Tupac Amaru Shakur.

This talks about his early years and his death in He was born under the name Lesane Parish Crooks but his name was changed later during his birth.

This book is an inspiration for young people to read. May 24, Zack added it. Apr 22, Rushay Booysen rated it really liked it. I guess we heard,read about the life of Tupac several times.

There is just something that always draws us back to his life. Another good read that informed me on pieces of his life i never knew. To the memory of Pac. Jun 21, wayne rated it liked it. Apr 23, Michelle rated it liked it. Interesting, though a little clinical and academic in its writing. Still, worth the read. I particularly liked the small amount of black history it covered. Not enough of it is taught in school. Sep 24, Darrin Lum rated it really liked it. I thought it was cool to read about my favorite artist and learn about his life.

Jan 19, Jamison Fielosh rated it it was amazing.

Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon

A great book about Tupac. Very interesting and sad about the rise and death of rapper Tupac Shakur. Dec 16, Andy Soria rated it it was amazing. May 14, Kirby rated it liked it.

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Interesting but I didn't think it had a lot of detail. It seemed fairly vague to me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Fred L. Books by Fred L. Trivia About Tupac Shakur: The downloading of the President was originally published in February and can be found on site here: The downloading of the President: Sep 28, In Contempt [Tupac mentioned this book in Vibe Interview he says "Christopher Darden's book" which is a reference to this book which was published in here: Tupac read this book Sunviews He is seen in this rare photograph of him when he was younger with the book: I think Tupac either read the or version of the book All you need to know about music business Oct 11, In it, he discusses a love triangle, plans for an autobiography, the attack at Quad Recording Studios, and being found guilty of rape.

In this YouTube video she is heard speaking how Tupac read her book and she honors him. Oct 14, So amazing how we have a list of what books he read!! Good job guys for finding them all!

Nov 27, Jan 24, The Book: Part of My Soul Went with Him. Jun 01, Does anyone know if there is any interviews, writings, etc where tupac discusses his analysis on books like that are in this list?

I apologize to bother you but I was wondering if you know of anywhere tupac speaks of his analysis, views, thoughts or are there any of his own writings regarding what he read? I love the knowledge you've shared thank u; tupac save my life, he's my father figure and I try to learn as much as I can from him Nov 16, I don't think he ever spoke in depth about his thoughts on the books he read, but he did say he likes to read what build generals and what made countries, so if it revolves around those topics odds are he would have read it When he said thoughts of a general in the lost vibe interview.

Could he have meant Thoughts on General and Partial Inoculations, and does anybody know which book he read about the hollywood stuff? Jul 22, Thank you for putting this list together: Oct 10, Reene wrote: Add a reference: Book Author. Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.

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The Psychic Realm: Hintze 4. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathan Kozol 4. Secret Splendor by Charles Earnest Essert 4.Kimaya 40 books 0 friends. More filters. Fantastic book! Regardless of what he was rapping about, there was such a depression that blanketed that album.

But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl , is that introvert--whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or rapping--it sure is entertaining. From to , U. The Psychic Realm: When most people think of how Shakur must have been in life, I'm sure they imagine someone as thuggish and boisterous as Tupac was in his music videos.

I expected a biography on Shakur's life, but Dyson walks this line between a Shakur bio and an academic exploration of all things rap.

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