Staci Robinson

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

The Authorized Biography


There are legends, and then there is Tupac.

Tupac Shakur became one of the greatest and most controversial artists of all time, until his early, tragic death in 1996 at the age of twenty-five. Yet for all the ink spilled about his life and career, he remains misunderstood, even as his voice speaks just as commandingly about Black life as it did at the height of his fame.

in Tupac Shakur, the first and only biography authorised by Tupac's estate, author and screenwriter Staci Robinson peels back the myths and half-truths that have grown to conceal the man himself. With exclusive access to Tupac's private notebooks, letters, unpublished lyrics and uncensored conversations with those who knew and loved him best, Robinson tells a powerful story of a life defined by politics and art, and a man driven by equal parts brilliance and impulsiveness.

This is the story of dizzying success and its difficult, tragic consequences. And of course it is the story of music that will never die as it continues to touch and inspire millions around the world.