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LEARN SOME TUPAC with Tupac ! . Pick one yo !. My Life. My Death?. My Poetry. My Life. This is my life, Dawg !. I’m too big to have on section for my life. Whatcha want?. Early Life. Rap Career. Compare Me!. Early Life. I was born on June 16, 1971 in Harlem, New York.

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pick one yo
Pick one yo!

My Life

My Death?

My Poetry

my life
My Life

This is my life, Dawg!

early life
Early Life
  • I was born on June 16, 1971 in Harlem, New York.
  • As a sophomore, I moved to Baltimore where I attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. I studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet.
early life cont
Early Life Cont.
  • I wrote a book entitled The Rose That Grew From Concrete. It was a collection of poems I wrote in high school.
  • In 1988, I moved to California. I attended Tamalpais High School.
yeah there s more
Yeah, there’s more!
  • My poetry teacher organized a concert for me to recite my poetry. A week later, I was signed with Alron Gregory, the creator of Digital Underground.
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Quiz Number One, Bro!

Question 1

Click This Now!!!

let s review
Let’s Review
  • I was born June 16, 1971.
  • I went to Tamalpais High School.
  • I signed with Alron Gregory.
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Wrong, you fool!

QUESTION 1

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

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That’s my Dawg!

Correct!

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

FINISHED?

my career starts here
My Career Starts Here
  • The song that got me on the map was, “Same Song.” It was a song I performed with Digital Underground.
  • After, I received my own opportunity, and released my first album entitled “2pacolypse Now”
continued
Continued…
  • I formed the rap group, Thug Life and our album went gold!
  • I got tired of the group thing and went solo. “All Eyez on Me” was my first huge solo success.
shutup
Shutup.
  • After “All Eyez on Me,” I became a huge deal. Everything I did after that was untouchable.
  • I’m known as one of the biggest influences in the rap game.
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You probably don’t think I have anything in common with a poet. Let me introduce you to this cat Edgar Allan Poe.

family
Family
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s father abandoned him when he was little.
  • My father also abandoned me!
trouble maker
Trouble Maker
  • Edgar Allan Poe was an assistant editor for a magazine, but was fired for being drunk at work.
  • I was convicted of sexual assault and went to jail.
work until death
Work Until Death
  • Edgar Allan Poe tried to produce a journal entitled “The Penn,” but it wasn’t published before his death.
  • I was just finishing up my last album, but was killed before it’s release.
fortune tellers
Fortune Tellers?
  • In one of my songs, I predicted my own death. Many of my songs have messages related to how I died, as well as when I will come back.
stick with this it gets weird
Stick with this, it gets weird.
  • In one of Edgar’s poems, he tells a tale of a ship lost at sea. When times get desperate, the crew drew straws to see who they would eat. In the poem, Richard Parker drew the short straw.

Seriously read this…

ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
  • 46 years later, a boat was lost at sea. The crew once again drew straws on who was going to be eaten. A man by the name of Richard Parker drew the short straw. This was not a poem.
question 1
Question 1

What is my freakin’ birthday?

August 29, 1971

June 16, 1971

October 3, 1971

question 2
Question 2

What high school in California did I attend?

Tamalpais

Westbay

St Pailo

question 3
Question 3

Who freakin’ signed me?

Alron Gregory

Ashton Kutcher

Mickey Roark

my death
My Death

No, I a’int dead!

choose your side
Choose your side.
  • According to reports, I was “shot and killed” on September 7, 1996.

What do you think?

I’m Dead

I’m Alive

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WRONG!

GO BACK

good job
Good Job
  • My first album after my death was entitled, “Machiavelli: The 7 Day Theory.”
  • Machiavelli was a famous philosopher who believed faking your own death was a was to fool your enemies.
coincidences
Coincidences?
  • In “2pac’s Greatest,” Tupac’s greatest hits CD, I released six new songs. Sure, I could have recorded them previously, but I make references to the movie Armageddon, and congratulate the Broncos on winning the Super Bowl.
  • Both happened after I died…
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Hmmm
  • I’ve released seven albums since my “death.”
  • I referenced the World Trade Centers being attacked, and have talked about other new world things.
  • In fact, I always wore a bullet proof vest. Why not that day?
personification
Personification

Definition – a description of an object as being a living thing.

Example – “My fake friends say they love me, but I know they lie. The Darkness sees they full of homicide.”

  • “Thug Style”

The darkness’ ability to see is personification.

internal rhyme
Internal Rhyme

Definition – rhyming that occurs within the line.

Example – “I’m a homicidal outlaw. Five-O get your lights on, fight long.”

- “The Heartz of Men”

- On and long are internal rhymes.

similie
Similie

Definition – Comparison of two unlike things using like or as.

Example – As even as a crack fiend,you always a black queen.

  • “Dear Mama”
onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

Definition – a word that imitates the sound it represents.

Example – And the five-O, blaow, blaow.

- “16 on Death Row”

- BlaowBlaow represents police sirens.

let s review1
Let’s Review
  • My first big hit was “All Eyez on Me”
  • Edgar Allan Poe and I share a strange bond
  • Edgar Allan Poe was fired for being drunk at work.
question 11
Question 1
  • What was my first big hit?

ALL EYEZ ON ME

DEAR MAMA

SHUTUP

question 21
Question 2
  • What poet is just like me?

Robert Frost

Shakespeare

Edgar Allan Poe

question 31
Question 3
  • Why was Edgar Allan Poe fired?

Drunk at work

Fighting

Murder

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Sorry Dawg…

BACK TO QUESTION 2

BACK TO QUESTION 3

BACK TO QUESTION 1

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Atta Boy!

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

let s review2
Let’s Review
  • After I died, I came out with the album, Machiavelli.
  • Personification is giving objects human characteristics.
  • Onomatopoeia is words that imitate sounds.
question 12
Question 1
  • What was my first album after my death?

Machiavelli

I am not Dead

All Eyez on Me

question 22
Question 2
  • What is personification?

Comparing two unlike things.

Giving objects human characteristics.

Words that imitate sounds.

question 32
Question 3
  • What is onomatopoeia?

Comparing two unlike things.

Giving objects human characteristics.

Words that imitate sounds.

question 4
Question 4
  • Am I alive?

YES

NO

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YEZZIR!!!

QUESTION 4

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

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SERIOUSLY?

QUESTION 1

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

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Whether you answered yes or no, no one will know for sure. I hope you had fun learning a little about me.

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