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Unfortunate Son: The roots of Tupac Shakur's rebellion

Unfortunate Son: The roots of Tupac Shakur's rebellion

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur, who was shot on Sept. 7, 1996 and died on Sept. 13, 1996. It also marks the anniversary of his album, "All Eyez On Me," released on Feb. 13, 1996. Shakur, who lived for a time in Baltimore at 3955 Greenmount Ave., is forever associated with the city. More than any other rap artist, Shakur infused a self-developed social consciousness into a bluesy and spirited variety of street rap that has a distinctive Baltimore flavor, even if he's not popularly thought of as a "Baltimore rapper." Razor sharp and inexorable, Tupac and Baltimore can both be seen as America in miniature; studying their histories...

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