Tupac Shakur was born in the summer of June 16, 1971. Shakur was always on the move with his family until he settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986. Shakur then attended the Elite Baltimore School of the Arts. Sadly, his family relocated to Marin City, California, before he could graduate. There he took to the streets, joined gangs and sold drugs hoping that someday it would provide material for his rap lyrics. Shakur is a change maker because he came from tough conditions to become a successful creator of inspirational music.
Shakur has been through some tough times. When he was selling drugs he wanted material for his rap lyrics but he may not have thought about what would happen after that. Shakur then tried to leave the so called “gang” but did not succeed and that sadly led to his death. He did manage to get out of the situation for a good amount of time by letting things go and focusing on what was important to him, his music.
He made a lot of inspirational songs like, “Times Change,” and “Only the Strong Ones Survive.” He also created some inspirational sayings like, “For every dark night, there's a brighter day.” His music was inspirational because some of his songs are about getting through tough things and so people reflected on that. Tupac's music is also literature. He wasn’t just successful for having good songs and a catchy flow but also for his poetry and compassion.
Tupac Shakur died September 13th, 1996 at age 25. The cause of his death was a drive by shooting. At that time of the accident Tupac was shot four times. The shooter shot one bullet into the rear door and five bullets into the front passenger door and, several through the front passenger window and one through the windshield with a 40 caliber glock. Unfortunately he died a week later at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Tupac was a role model change maker because of his inspirational music and the tough times he went through.