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He became a legendary rap artist after selling over 75 million albums, and was ranked the #2 Greatest MC of All Time by MTV.

He was one of the more notable participants of the 90’s East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry and many believe it cost him his life.

He played the role of Travis Younger in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, at the Apollo Theater.

He also performed under a stage name Makaveli, and was gunned down in Las Vegas after watching Mike Tyson box Bruce Seldon. His song “Dear Mama” was added to the Library of Congress in 2010.

He got married to Keisha Morris on April 29, 1995 and divorced her in 1996.

A hologram of his body performed alongside Dr. Dre. and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival in 2012.