Tupac Shakur simply known as 2Pac or Makaveli, was a legendary American rapper who showed the world Gemini’s intellectual and verbal prowess. Through his music, he lyrically condemned social inequalities and rapped about violence and hardships in the ghettos. Gemini’s unique ability to express ideas while easily convincing listeners allowed Tupac to sell 75 million records and become Rolling Stone Magazine’s 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.
Gemini can be very rational at one moment and easily be sensitive on the next. To escape boredom and keep his active mind occupied, Gemini can resort to playful and sometimes criminal activities. Tupac was described by his peers as a big kid who lived in spontaneity and a constant joker. As he garnered attention as a rapper and actor, Shakur also gained notoriety for his conflicts with the law. In October 1991, he filed a $10 million civil suit against the law enforcement of Oakland Police Department who brutally beat him for jaywalking. In November 1993, Tupac and his gang were charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his hotel room.
Although Tupac was publicly branded as a thug and a master of Gemini’s manipulating traits, he shared a very special bond with his mother. During the peak of his career, he wrote and dedicated a song to her entitled “Dear Mama“. It exposed the violence in his life and how his mother lifted his spirits every time he was depressed. An instant hit, the song was chosen as part of the 25 songs added to the National Recording Registry in 2010. Recognizing his brilliance, The Library of Congress labeled “Dear Mama” as homage to all mothers struggling to maintain a family suffering from poverty and social issue.
Aside from rapping, Tupac starred in several Hollywood movies with promising reviews from film critics. His multifaceted career was halted when he was shot in Las Vegas after attending a September 1996 party. He was rushed to the University Medical Center where he eventually died of cardiac arrest and organ failure.