2PAC 13

EVENTS

June 16, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem, New York City. His birth name was Parish Lesane Crooks, but later renamed after Tupac Amaru, the last Incan emperor revolutionary to be executed in the 16th century and Jose Gabriel Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionist who was executed by the Spanish from Peru in the 18th century. Tupac Amaru means "Shining Serpent" and Shakur in Arabic means "Thankful to God" 

July 28, 1972 Geronimo Pratt the Godfather of Tupac was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 27 years.

May 2, 1973 Assata Shakur, his step aunt; was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and grievously assaulting Trooper James Harper.

October 1975 Tupac sister Sekyiwa Shakur was born. Afeni Shakur was also married to Mutulu Shakur, his step father. The following year in 1976 Tupac biological father Billy Garland who spent less time with his son decides to go his own way.

March 1977 Assata Shakur was convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Forrester, although medical experts testified that her injuries would have rendered her incapable of firing the fatal shot.

November 1979 Assata Shakur escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba.

October 1981 Mutulu Shakur and several other members of the Black Panthers held up a Brinks bank truck.

July 23, 1982 Mutulu Shakur became the 380th person added by the FBI to the Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List.

September 1983 Afeni enrolls Tupac at age 12 in the 127th Street Ensemble, a Harlem theater group. That same year, Afeni Shakur is introduced to crack cocaine by her boyfriend Legs who was a street hustler.
August 1984 Tupac performs Raisin in the Sun in Apollo Theater Harlem, New York
November 1984 Tupac and his mother moved to Baltimore. Tupac later enrolls in Roland Park School

February 1985 First performance Tupac and Mouse at Eastside Crew in Cherry Hill Recreation Center. They performed several songs, among others there "Nigga Please" and "Rock On!"
March 1985 Virgil Simms, a representative of Jive Records, offers them a potential record deal, but Afeni Shakur opposed the offer.
Summer 1985 Tupac and Mouse win a talent contest organized by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Tupac later enrolls in

February 12, 1986 Mutulu Shakur was captured in California by the FBI.
September 1986 Tupac transferred from Lorence Paul Dunbar to Baltimore School For the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland
October 1986 MC New York with the support of Mouse Man becomes king of rap in their school
Spring 1987 Tupac and Mouse perform the song "Babies Having Babies"

Spring 1988 Born Busy first session "Check It Out" and "That's My Man Throwin Down" Mouse Man joins soon.
Spring 1988 Tupac along with Darrin abandon work and visit to New York, where a group of friends perform the song "You're a Hot Bitch"

May 11, 1988 Mutulu Shakur and Marilyn Buck convicted of taking part in a 1981 Brink's robbery in which a guard and two police officers were killed in Rockland County.
June 1988 Tupac moves to Marin City, California

August 1988 Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac was sentenced to sixty years in prison for armored car robbery. "


January 30, 1989 Tupac meets Flavor Flav at the American Music Awards. EVENT

February 21, 1989 Tupac wrote the lyrics for the song "The Case of the Misplaced Mic"

Spring 1989 Tupac meets Lelia Steinberg and form the rap group Strictly Dope with Ray Luv and other members.
June 20, 1989 Tupac wrote, "Let Knowledge Drop"

August 2, 1989 Tupac signs contract under Atron Gregory to became member of Digital Underground

August 22, 1989 Huey P. Newton was murdered during a drug buy in Lower Bottoms, West Oakland, California.

August 23, 1989 Yusef Hawkins was a 16-year-old African-American who was shot to death in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

October 17, 1989 Humpty Dance was inspired by the Loma Prieta earthquake with in San Francisco.

October 18, 1989 Doowutchyalike single released independently by Digital Underground EVENT


January 20, 1990 The Humpty Dance single is released by Digital Underground EVENT

March 17, 1990 Digital Underground appears on Bay Area Music Awards in the San Francisco Civic Auditorium

March 20, 1990 Digital Underground debut album Sex Packets is released. EVENT

May 3, 1990 Digital Underground (Tupac and Money B dancing) on Arsenio Hall Show

June 15, 1990 Mopreme Shakur aka Mocedes makes his first appearance on "Feels Good" with Tony Toni Tone!

July 20, 1990 Johnny J first production "Knockin Boots" from Candyman is released.
July 1990 Digital Underground at Market Square Arena Indianapolis.
EVENT

August 16, 1990 Digital Underground Tour: Kid N Play and Public Enemy also performs in St Louis.

November 1990 Tupac attends a Too $hort concert at The Omni in Oakland, CA with Shock G and Ray Luv

January 3, 1991 Tupac makes his first appearance with Digital Underground Same Song. 

January 15, 1991 Digital Underground "This is an EP Release" hit the stores and streets.

January 28, 1991 Tupac repeatedly struck Vanilla Ice at the 18 American Music Awards but he never found out who hit him.  
February 15, 1991 The film "Nothing But Trouble" released. Digital Underground makes appearance with Same Song.
February 27, 1991 Tupac signed to the movie Juice, which compels him to work on the film set for 7 weeks for a wage $75 000

March 3, 1991 Four white LAPD officers beat an African-American motorist named Rodney King. The video was aired that night by a local TV station, giving the world a glimpse of shocking behavior from those sworn to protect and serve. EVENT

March 16, 1991 Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was unlawfully shot and killed by Soon Ja Du Hangul 51-year-old female Korean-American store owner. Tupac dedicated Latasha Harlins on many of his songs. EVENT

March 25, 1991 EPMD single Rampage ft LL Cool J is released. Same album Omar Epps got in the record store while filming Juice. EVENT

March 26, 1991 Tupac and the rest of the cast hang around jokingly behind the set of Juice

March 28, 1991 Tupac read a Newspaper article while filming Juice about a newborn baby being rescued from a trash compactor in Brooklyn. The mother of the baby was 12-years-old and admitted that she thrown the baby down a trash chute shortly after giving birth. This is the story that inspired Tupac to write the song Brenda's Got A Baby. EVENT

April 16, 1991 Quincy Powell reads the Newspaper article about the double murder of Fernando Quiles and Raheem Porter

May 25, 1991 Tupac performs with Coolie Ranx and Wicked J at the African Liberation Day.

July 1, 1991 Digital Underground This is An EP Release officially released on Audio CD.

August 1, 1991 Digital Underground attend KMEL Summer Jam EVENT

August 11, 1991 Trapped (Music Video) directed by Hughes Brothers

August 15, 1991 Tupac signed a six page contract with TNT and Interscope Records.

September 25, 1991 Trapped single released from 2Pacalypse Now album.

October 15, 1991 Sons of the P album released by Digital Underground.
October 17, 1991 Tupac is beaten and arrested by two police officers for jaywalking.
LEGAL ISSUE

October 21, 1991 Kiss You Back single released by Digital Underground
November 12, 1991 2Pacalypse Now debut album released. On the same day Tupac shows up in a press conference which he discussed the beatings he encountered with officers from Oakland Police Department.
November 13, 1991 Tupac contends that the court's civil lawsuit for $ 10 million against a police station in Oakland
November 28, 1991 Tupac meets Jada Pinkett
December 1991 Tupac starts his radio promotional campaign album

​December 11, 1991 2Pacalypse Now Pajama Jam Release Party 

December 20, 1991 If My Homie Calls single released from 2Pacalypse Now album.

December 31, 1991 Juice soundtrack released

January 7, 1992 Brenda's Got A Baby (Music Video) directed by Allen Hughes

January 12, 1992 Tupac performs "If My Homie Calls" in Dance Party USA
January 17, 1992 Juice film is released directed by Ernest Dickerson
EVENT

January 20, 1992 Brenda's Got A Baby aired on MTV
January 31, 1992 Tupac and Digital Underground at a Monster of Rap concert in San Francisco, CA.
February 2, 1992 Tanya Hart interview with Tupac for BET

February 12, 1992 Tupac partying in Miami for Ed Lover's Birthday, with Parrish and Khalil K
ain. EVENT

February 20, 1992 Tupac and Digital Underground appear on a episode of Drexell's Class "Cruisin"
March 25, 1992 The first test scene Tupac and Janet Jackson in a salon X, Y, Z Ladera Heights, California
March 31, 1992 Tupac is involved in the first, cursory reading of the script, "Poetic Justice"

April 11, 1992 Tupac performs at the Glam Slam nightclub with Mopreme and Mouse Man. EVENT

April 11, 1992 Ronald Ray Howard, aged 19, shoots a Texas trooper. Howard’s attorney claims 2Pacalypse Now incited him.
April 11, 1992 While working on the set of "Poetic Justice" Tupac's interview in Los Angeles
April 14, 1992 Start with the photos of "Poetic Justice". Then shot the scene with Lucky and J Bone in Angel apartment

April 19, 1992 If My Homie Calls (Music Video) directed by Allen Hughes
April 24, 1992 Ronald Ray Howard kills policeman from Texas, being allegedly motivated by 2Pacalypse Now.
April 29, 1992 After a trial jury acquitted four police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department of the use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King, following a high-speed police chase. Thousands of people throughout the metropolitan area in Los Angeles rioted over six days following the announcement of the verdict.
EVENT

May 3, 1992 Tupac appears backstage with Heavy D & The Boyz while performing in Living Color

May 4, 1992 Family reunion scene in Griffith Park

May 5, 1992 If My Homie Calls music video aired on MTV
May 15, 1992 The film crew, along with actors celebrates birthday of Janet Jackson. Begin at the beauty salon photos

June 3, 1992 The sets are transferred to the desert highway
June 10, 1992 Tupac wrote the script Fri "32 bottles of the Ghetto Heaven"
June 11, 1992 Recording scenes from "Poetic Justice" in Pismo Beach
June 15, 1992 Recording fight scenes between Iesha and Chicago

June 16, 1992 Tupac received a Jeep Cherokee for his 21st birthday
June 17, 1992 Last day of filming this scene. Oprah visits the movie set to shoot a documentary on the film
June 27, 1992 Lucky in the studio after finding out his cousin Kahlil has been murdered. 
June 29, 1992 Photos of the scene and the family sitting in the kitchen table.
July 2, 1992 The crew moved to Oakland, after mourning the death of Kahlil.
July 3, 1992 Last day of the images from "Poetic Justice".

August 1, 1992 Tupac and Treach hang out in KMEL Summer Jam. EVENT

August 12, 1992 Tupac attend Jack The Rapper Convention with Eazy-E and Treach (Naughty By Nature) EVENT

August 21, 1992 Tupac MTV Interview: He speaks about the Christmas Holidays and recording of Ghetto Gospel.
August 22, 1992 Tupac attend the Marin City Festival only to be confonted by some residents resulting the death of 6 year old boy
LEGAL ISSUE

September 14, 1992 Salsa Con Soulfood released on Funky Aztecs Chicano Blues album.
September 15, 1992 Tupac plays a concert with the Digital Underground at the event "Back to School Daze Dance"
September 22, 1992 Vice President Dan Quayle claimed that 2Pacalypse Now was the blame for the death of a Texas state trooper.

September 27, 1992 Tupac records the song Brothas In the Pen. Around this time he was also fired from Menace 2 Society.
November 2, 1992 Tupac is placed on the list of "Cultural Elite" by the newspaper of the Bay Area - San Francisco Chronic

December 31, 1992 Tupac with Yo-Yo and Death Row Records for New Year's celebration at The Hangar in Santa Monica, California.