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    DescriptionIn 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this definitive biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder. Disturbingly, he sang and wrote about his impending death. When it came, it brought the music industry to its knees and ended an era when American rappers were leaders in using their art to speak the truth to corporate, government, and judicial power.

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    Tupac Shakur
    The Life and Times of an American Icon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred L. Johnson, By (author) Tayannah Lee McQuillar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    ISBN 13: 9781568583877
    ISBN 10: 1568583877

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
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    BISAC V2.8: MUS031000
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    LC classification: ML420.S529 M37 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, AVN, AVP, AVLP
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    26 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Fred L. Johnson is Associate Professor of History at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Tayannah Lee Mcquillar is the author of When Rap Music Had a Conscience and lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    Booklist, 2/15/2010 "The Shakur who emerges here is no illiterate gangster-turned-gangsta but, rather, a bright, artistic, driven man whose life and career continue to inspire many people." Library Journal, 1/29/10 "Original...As much a biography of Shakur as a history of racial struggle in America...Those looking for a compelling, no-holds-barred biography and an education regarding significant historical events should seek out this book." Buffalo News, 1/31/10 "Fine writing and deft analysis." PublishersWeekly.com, 2/22/10 "Exhaustively researched and contextualized...Insightful, enjoyable and expansive...This undeniably solid biography will deepen anyone's appreciation of the hip-hop legend." The Source, March 2010 "An in-depth and chilling analysis of the rap icon."