Tupac Shakur

by ethnic on April 25, 2009

1996 MTV Video Music Awards

Birth Name: Lesane Parish Crooks

Date of Birth: June 16, 1971

Place of Birth: East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: September 13, 1996

Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American (including, possibly, Tuareg)

Tupac Shakur was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

He was the son of African-American parents, William Garland and Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams). He was born Lesane Parish Crooks. He adopted his surname, “Shakur”, from his stepfather, black nationalist Mutulu Shakur (who was born Jeral Wayne Williams). His mother gave him the name Tupac Amaru after the Peruvian revolutionary Túpac Amaru II. His parents were Black Panther members. His mother was also a businessperson, philanthropist, political activist. His stepbrother is rapper Mopreme Shakur.

His father is said to have Tuareg heritage, an African ethnic group. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Tupac’s maternal grandfather was Walter Williams, Jr. (the son of The Rev. Walter Williams and Lena).

Tupac’s maternal grandmother was Rosa Belle McLellan (the daughter of Kennie McLellan and Rosa Lee Powers). Tupac’s grandmother Rosa was born in North Carolina. Kennie was the son of Peter McLellan. Tupac’s great-grandmother Rosa’s father was Robert Powers, who was the son of a slave named Jeffrey Powers. Rosa’s mother was Millie Ann Wooten.

Sources: Genealogies of Tupac Shakur (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.wargs.com
https://www.geni.com

Tupac’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Powers, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tupac’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jeffrey/Jeff Powers, on the 1850 U.S. Slave Schedule – https://familysearch.org

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Manila August 12, 2017 at 8:24 am

His African-American ethnicity includes Tuareg.

Rosa Belle’s maiden surname is McLellan, and was the daughter of Kennie McLellan and Rosa Lee Powers. Kennie was the son of Peter McLellan. Rosa was the daughter of Robert Powers and Millie Ann Wooten.

REMARK: Take note that Robert Powers was black. Here’s his 1870 U.S. Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW8B-F31
Robert’s own father, Jeffrey Powers, was also black. On his slave master Matthew Powers’ 1850 slave schedule, he was aged 22 and black rather than mulatto: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-673S-4V9

Manila August 12, 2017 at 7:20 am
ethnic June 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

saw the movie. worth a watch.

follers June 21, 2017 at 12:16 am

In the movie, Ted Field states that he is Jewish.

Kidada Jones never says she’s Jewish.

What’s wrong with this picture? Ted Field? Really? Why not J. Paul Getty?

andrew June 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

Tuareg mostly live in Sahara desert, not in Sub-Saharan Africa

fuzzybear44 June 17, 2017 at 11:29 pm

@Andrew

The Tuareg are also in so called sub- Sahara. Also the boundaries you see today weren’t around back in those days, they were European made , Nothing stop the Tuareg from going into that area. During the slave trade days, Everybody was fair game to be taken, including the Tuareg(which many were)

andrew June 18, 2017 at 1:27 am

Yes, but Tuaregs are ethnically/culturally North Africans (Berbers). Also Sahara desert is bigger now than in the past, and it’s growing more and more. When I was at university at history department I read a French essay about slavery. It told how slavery alwais existed in West Africa, way before the arrival of Europeans. Many of the slaves taken to New World were kidnapped during tribal wars between local clans, then sold to Europeans. I will look for the title of the book if you’re interested.

fuzzybear44 June 19, 2017 at 1:43 am

We’ll say that they are ethnically mixed-blooded, but yes culturally North Africa( however they are also living in places like Ghana and Nigeria)

Quote( When I was at university at history department I read a French essay about slavery. It told how slavery alwais existed in West Africa, way before the arrival of Europeans)

Yes slavery was around before the Europeans came, however it was a little different than the Euro version that came later, and it was not always there. Also For instance, one version let a slave go home, and come back day after day until he paid of his debt. Granted there were Arabs like ( Sonni Ali) who was nicknamed the bloody for a reason.

The French are fun, testing atomic bombs on the Tuareg. However yes wars between clans was one of the ways Tuareg ended up in slavery. On there way to sell others, they themselves were attacked and sold(funny isn’t it)

As for the book, thank you but not necessary. I’m the Afrocentric remember, I have all kinds of stuff about African history

memphis June 5, 2017 at 7:59 am

Tupac in the photo posted looks more Fulani than Tuareg.

andrew August 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Duke February 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Most Tuareg live in Sub-Saharan Africa, not North Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuareg_people

“which is a nomadic ethnic group that predominately inhabit Sub-Saharan Africa” is what the article should say.

stop trying make everbody white December 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm

His father is Tuareg Berber(Arab) descent. Common sense look at his Eye brows and nose. Hes part Arab….White people stop it

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:33 am

Definitely has an Arab look. I agree.

White18 September 25, 2014 at 1:33 am

What the hell is wrong with your eyes? Looks like every other black man I’ve seen.

Check7t August 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

He looks around 35% Caucasian.

Kerrywhite September 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

35% Caucasian, literally laughing out loud to these comments. You non-black people think that to be black, you have to have a skin tone like singer – Akon with a big ass nose. That’s not the case. Now Chris Brown is someone that looks mixed even though he is black.

bleachsoda December 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm

but chris browns mom is half black tho

fuzzybear44 December 25, 2015 at 11:34 pm

@bleachsoda

Since when has it been stated that Chris brown mother is half black?

tinasheeeee July 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

His features don’t look 100% African American to me. he looks 40-30% European.

fuzzybear44 July 30, 2014 at 2:41 am

I just have to know,what does a 100% African American look like?I keep seeing you guys write stuff like,he doesn’t have this nose etc.So please give me an example

follers July 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

An 100% African-American looks like this, fuzzy:
http://www.impawards.com/2014/posters/million_ways_to_die_in_the_west_ver3.jpg

And yes, she is now a U.S. citizen.

fuzzybear44 July 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

Idk,she looks kinda mixed

blah October 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Funny thing is we’ll dilute your genes before ours ever fully leave, that’s why you have cases of white couples having Black babies even though they thought they had full European ancestry (Google it). We’re dominate especially 100% Africans. Now African Americans, Afro-Carribbean, Afro-Latins we’re all watered down and even after years of oppression and rape you can still see dominate traces of our African ancestry evident, so believe black genes especially 100% African genes are dominate and will always come back.

fuzzybear44 July 31, 2014 at 3:41 am

@follers

The funny thing is,the way blacks here are mixing themselves.in about 200yrs, the average AA with have pale skin ,blond hair, and blue eyes

fuzzybear44 July 31, 2014 at 6:41 am

will have

follers July 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

Really? Interracial marriage still isn’t that common in the U.S.

fuzzybear44 July 31, 2014 at 7:48 am

@ follers

Who said anything about marriage.They are popping kids out left and right,marriage has nothing to do with it.Also I did say in about 200yrs from now.

tinasheeeee July 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Fuzzy, I was just saying how he looks to me. Some of his features look European to me.

fuzzybear44 July 31, 2014 at 3:31 am

@tinasheeeee

If it seems that I was attacking you,I do apologize.It’s just when people say oh such and such doesn’t look AA,it puzzles me.You guys have to understand,that AA is a cultural Identity,There is no fixed look.This is a country of which the black people have gone through 400 yrs of mixing.Dealing with (whites,native,asians,latinos)and new blacks,coming into the pot.You’re going to get all types of different Phenotypical traits from(noses,hair, skin color,lips, eye shape).I do understand that in certain areas,the black people do have a more monochromatic theme to them(wider noses, and darker skin),but that’s not everywhere.In my area,none of Pac Phenotypical features,would’ve made him stand out.

blah October 26, 2014 at 10:12 pm

2pac would slap the living sh*t out of all the white ppl saying he’s mixed, not negating due to unfortunate encounters with slave masters European blood unfortunately streams through many black people, however, DON’T NOBODY WANT TO CLAIM WHITE PEOPLE.

Peanut October 27, 2014 at 7:48 am

since pac was a well-read guy who showed a lot of interest in history, especially in african and african-american history, he probably would’ve heard about the autosomal dna testings below, and knew he was mixed.

23andMe: 75% sub-Saharan African, 22% European, 0.6% Native American.
AfricanDNA: 79% sub-Saharan African, 19% European, and 2% Native American.
Ancestry.com: 65% sub-Saharan African, 29% European, and 2% Native American.
Family Tree DNA: 72.95% sub-Saharan African, 22.83% European, and 1.7% Native American.
Harappa World: 79% sub-Saharan African, 18% European, 1% Native American.
Magnus Ducatus Lituaniae Project: 79% sub-Saharan African, 19% European, 2% Native American.
National Geographic’s Genographic Project: 80% sub-Saharan African, 19% European, and 1% Native American.

ShawntheGod July 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

His nose looks Caucasian influenced:

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/24600000/Tupac-tupac-shakur-24636437-1036-695.png

Average African-American at least 20% European, he looks he’s around 30%.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

60% Sub-Saharan African, 40% European, that’s it.

Kerrywhite September 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Would you white people stop claiming black celebs, dang!!! He’s an African-American and identified and rapped about the struggles of being black in America. He’s 1/16 white and 15/16 Black. That’s 6% White and 94% Black, get on somewhere with that bullshit. I’m thinking you guys think a black person is someone with a skin tone like Akon with a fat nose, you are mistaken.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 1:38 am

IKR yes he probably has some white blood but there is no way he is 40% European

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

He looks like a mulatto.

midori29 June 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Tupacs ethnicity is “fine as hell”. He is one gorgeous black man. Resy in peace pretty boy

Princess June 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

He wasn’t that fine. Shemar Moore and Michael Ealy look better.

driko June 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

TUPAC looks like a GOD, compare to these clowns..what’s wrong with you?

driko April 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Tupac wasn’t no damn “African-american”,i will never believe that! he was just black(the original man)…everything, from his demeanor to the way he looks indicates otherwise

ssempre April 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm

african american = black person from america…

fuzzybear44 April 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

@driko

Have you ever listen to Tupac speak at a black men conference?I’ve seen some of his speeches.Everything, from his demeanor to the way he looks indicated,that pac thought he was the blackest man on the planet

shobohunter May 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

dum dum dum dummmm..
to fuzzybear44
he look and talks like African or blackest person would talk from Africa. he look and talk like African
rather then African American. I think
that’s what’s he (driko) was saying.
you don’t get the point.

fuzzybear44 May 30, 2014 at 9:53 am

@shobohunter

First you can cut out the insults,that’s completely unnecessary.

( he look and talk like African rather then African American)

First,what does an African American look like?Because from what I can see,they come with all types of phenotypical traits,and skin colors.So to say he doesn’t look like an AA,makes no sense.Also as far talking goes,PAc has stated in his speeches ,that he was raised around pimps and drug dealers,and hanging in the streets,and that’s how he spoke.Here he is at the 4:12 sec stating this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex4PtkmLvgo
So is this is how the blackest person from African would normally talk at their speeches?

So when Driko made this comment:
(Tupac wasn’t no damn “African-american”,i will never believe that! he was just black(the original man)

IMO,he was insinuating that he believed Pac was a African.Now if this is not the case,he can come back on and clear it up for me.Your opinion just like mine,is just that,an opinion.

driko June 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

I just think there’s a certain Mystic and “otherness” about him that kind of mystified me. he had an aura of nobility and class! he was just different from the rest…even Tupac’s ancestry was not typical to that of most black folks in america
his paternal great grand-father was a prince of a Garamantes tribal group in North-west Africa. Tupac had noble blood!

fuzzybear44 June 7, 2014 at 5:23 am

@driko

(I just think there’s a certain Mystic and “otherness” about him that kind of mystified me. he had an aura of nobility and class! he was just different from the rest…)

Well that’s understandable,he was a very intelligent and charismatic person .IMO if he hadn’t lost focus,and as KRS-One stated (got caught up in the hype),there’s no telling what pac could have achieved.

(even Tupac’s ancestry was not typical to that of most black folks in america
his paternal great grand-father was a prince of a Garamantes tribal group in North-west Africa. Tupac had noble blood!)

Well that’s an interesting fact about him I didn’t know.Now while I do understand what you’re saying, lets be fair.Neither you nor probably the vast majority of AA’s have any idea of whom they are related to.Also being of ( noble blood) as you call it,doesn’t really mean very much.There are many people alive to today, who are related to so called nobility that have achieved nothing. (MLK,Garvey,Douglass and malcolm) as far as I know,weren’t related to so-called nobility,however look at what they achieved(Just saying).

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

He looked like a mulatto, clearly a more admixed African-American.

Does not look like your typical black dude, he’s about as black as Obama is. Barack is a true mulatto too (his father is from Sub-Saharan Africa) so yes. I would not guess Pac as anymore than 50% black.

midori29 March 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm

NOT. Barack is not a true mullato because his mothers white side has black slave ancestry. Tupac looks typically black.

Kerrywhite September 23, 2014 at 11:57 am

As it says above, Pac is 1/16 White and 15/16 Black – 6% White and 94% Black, hence he is a black american. With that out the way, I think you white people think an African-American is supposed to be dark in skin tone as Akon with a big ass nose, not the case

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 1:41 am

the average Black American is not even 94% black but around 75%. He more than the average African American

Coolerthanyou February 13, 2014 at 6:01 am

RIP God of Rap

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:32 am

Nas = God

Coolerthanyou February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Funny seeing non blacks trying to label him as mix instead of black, when there is someone black that other race of people like, they critique them to the tee, and try to find some so called “Not typical black looking” features on them to use that as ammunition to claim them as not being black. RIP 2PAC

cheryl January 18, 2014 at 12:49 am

He was a beautiful specimen.

Caution January 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

He looks like a straight up mulatto — typical Bantu Negroid/European mix.

He was a more admixed African-American obviously.

memphis January 24, 2014 at 8:18 am

Tupac’ s biological father is still alive and his parents were Tuaregs (who are from NorthWest and the Sahel, which isn’t in North Africa.) Tuareg have tricking features. Tuareg are also Berbers (they are indigenous people of North Africa but spread to Niger, Mali, parts of Nigeria). Almost all African Americans have European ancestry. Mulatto is such a pejorative term. Tupac does not look half “white”.

follers January 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

His father’s name is William Garland. Are you saying William Garland is the son of Tuareg immigrants to the United States?

midori29 March 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

@caution, NONSENSE

Shawn January 13, 2014 at 12:59 am

Average African-American is 20% European. Pac was lighter skinned than the Average African-American so he was definitely more admixed.

fuzzybear44 January 13, 2014 at 4:39 am

Out of about 42 million African American in this country,you know what the average one looks like?Also that the pac,who’s pic I’m looking at right now,would be lighter than the Average African-American ?Also our skin color doesn’t tell you how mixed someone is.
Example:
mario van peebles
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100324115209/lostpedia/images/c/c3/Mario-van-peebles.jpg
Lonette Mckee
http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2012/08/13/Vocalist-Lonette-McKee-Sparkle-Sister-No-1-NR22FFUU-x-large.jpg
Boris kodjoe
http://www.clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Boris-Kodjoe1.jpe
All 50/50

Tom joyner 35% white
http://www.blackcelebritygiving.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tom-joyner-1.jpg
Charles Barkley 13% white,12% native
http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/B/Charles-Barkley-9542575-1-402.jpg
Blair underwood 26% white
http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2008/gallery/beauty_blunders/blair_underwood.jpg

midori29 March 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

LOL Tupac is NOT lighter skinned. Some non-black people are soooo clueless. THERE ARE LIGHT SKINNED 100% BLACKS.
http://www.nairaland.com/777815/beauty-northern-nigerian-women/3

Melina April 6, 2014 at 2:05 am

Actually it’s you all americans black or not who are stupid. 100% african does NOT mean 100% black. In Africa there are tons of ethnicities. Nigeria share a frontiere with Niger, the northern nigerians are muslims and they are very close the tuaregs and berbers people that’s why they are light. There were a lot of mixing in Africa too especially the muslims parts.

fuzzybear44 April 6, 2014 at 3:46 am

@Melina

( Nigeria share a frontiere with Niger, the northern nigerians are muslims and they are very close the tuaregs and berbers people that’s why they are light.)

northern nigerians are muslims ,you mean these guys?:
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42377000/jpg/_42377736_emirpalac.jpg

Southern non-muslim:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1bQUgeeFs8U/TKiVnVIiJvI/AAAAAAAAFwg/khp-00oIHkM/Gafcon%20Day%201%20099.JPG
Now comparing the two pics.I guess you’re right,it’s like night and day

(There were a lot of mixing in Africa too especially the muslims parts.)

This part of your comment,I do agree with.

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

@Melina so what there is mixing all over the world but they still are black peoples. In Europe there was black and white mixing in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany (world war 2), and Spain.

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

With your reasoning as to who is black, we may as well say the only true whites have blonde hair and blue eyes and everyone else white is mixed. Non-blacks and Non Americans have a one sided biased view of who is black

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

@Melina , Italy , Greece and Spain are close to Africa, that’s why they are light. lol. So why do Ehtiopians who are black and Somalians have straight wavy hair. And small fine features. They are not Arab mixed as they are not hairy like Arabs nor do they have hooked noses.

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

@Melina, meaning Italy, Spain and Greeks are dark

Kerrywhite September 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I’m guessing you think the average African-American has a skin tone like Akon….LMAO, we come in all colors of brown skin.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 1:44 am

If Pac is lighter than the average A-A than I’m not A-A. The dude was Pretty dark. Charles Barkley is 23% Black and he’s much litter than Pac

Brown girls rock December 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Ummm such a sexy black man

The Beautiful Ones December 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Wow, he sure did have a beautiful smile, lol

the punisher December 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

defenetly No European he hated white people

Taylor December 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

How the hell do you know what’s in someone else’s bloodline? Are you a part of that family? He DID have a white great great grandfather. Just because he disliked white people, at least, as you claim, doesn’t mean he can help his ancestry. Muhummad Ali was a black supremacist, part Irish and English. You sound like a fucking idiot, trolling on people’s post. Get YOUR life.

the punisher December 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

he doesn’t remotely looks white

Ghana Gyal November 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

ummm ethni celbs where did you get Tupac was European i can see Tuareg hince the name “Tupac” but he never mentioned European correction

follers November 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm

According to a family tree of Tupac Shakur on the wargs.com site, one of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was caucasian.
http://www.wargs.com/other/shakur.html

MonaLisa December 2, 2013 at 7:26 am

Tupac is an Inca name though

waddup December 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

So? I have a Greek name but I’m Polish. Parents don’t always name kids to their specific ethnicity.

memphis January 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

Tupac was named after 18th century South American leader, Tupac Amaru.

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I love his music.

Daisuke November 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

If he’s 1/32Caucasian then he’s mixed.

Clarisse Foxx November 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

no your mixed when your half and half or multi racial and thats what hes not

Daisuke December 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

you’re so wrong .Tupac is mixed-race not black. Saying that mixed is only this or that is YOU’RE opinion. Since his lineage can be traced to European people then he’s mixed-race. the people who think mixed is only half and half have no sense.

Coolerthanyou February 13, 2014 at 5:57 am

2pac is black, full black, both of his parents are black, you’re an idiotic person who wants to claim him as someone other than black because you are probably fan of his, who knows, Barack Obama is mix, Halle Berry included, because both of their parents are of a different race. You know nothing about being black, or how blacks come in different shapes and sizes, so just go take a dirt nap somewhere and die

Kerrywhite September 22, 2014 at 6:15 pm

HE’S BLACK DICKHEAD, get over it. He rapped and identified as a black man all the time in his career. He’s only 6% White. Mulatto or bi-racial is a term for someone who is half-white and half-black from two different racial parents. Maybe you need a dictionary.

the punisher November 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Why are their so many people from the east coast on this site

andrew November 22, 2013 at 5:30 am

Coz it’s the centre of American culture

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Mexicans, C.A and south Asian/pacific Islander reside on the west coast so their is culture too, in fact all of the west coast belonged to Mexico

andrew November 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm

you dont find many Asians/Pacific Islanders in the showbiz

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

really

driko November 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

tupac shakur was not an “African-american” i the strict definition of the word.he was of a different ethnic origin,you can tell by his facial structure,and overall demeanor.

fuzzybear44 November 22, 2013 at 5:04 am

@driko

(tupac shakur was not an “African-american” i the strict definition of the word.he was of a different ethnic origin,you can tell by his facial structure,and overall demeanor.)

if Tupac was alive,he would be the first one to laugh in your face,for what you just said .

ethnic November 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

Agreed FB. Tupac rest in peace

fuzzybear44 November 22, 2013 at 5:08 am

@ethnic

What up man?

ethnic November 22, 2013 at 5:13 am

What up Bro, just surfing the net on Friday evening (Aus time) Finally got a pic for Pac.

fuzzybear44 November 22, 2013 at 5:20 am

@ethnic

That’s cool. As for me I have to get going,have help get my nephew ready for school,later man.

P.S

everytime I log on,it keeps sending me to the Dash broad,why is that?

fuzzybear44 November 22, 2013 at 5:28 am

@ethnic

one other thing,since you were talking about the picture,have you seen the Holograms of him?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbrFmPBV0Y

ethnic November 22, 2013 at 6:38 am

Amazing concert. its like Tupac is actually alive.

andrew February 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Tuareg? interesting. They are the nomadic people of Sahara, how they came to America?

fuzzybear44 February 8, 2013 at 3:20 am

Pretty much the same way others did,some by choice,some not.

ysla February 4, 2013 at 6:12 am

you can say more he is berber than tuareg ……….but It is almost the same thing!!!! just berber is north africa and tuareg is west africa

ysla February 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

“CORRECTION” Tuareg is not north africa but west africa ethnic group!!please change this!but berber and kabyle(zinedine Zidane is kabyle not arab for exple) in north africa have similitude with tuareg !!!! I learn this with my ex boyfriend who is malian tuareg !!!! world think that all African who come from west Africa are dark skin etc …..make more research before to talk !!!! and why when u say right thing peoples don’t like that??? !!!! i think for the better world we must accept our differences but don’t deny them !!!……anyway i like this site !!!

ysla February 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

CORRECTION” i want to say similarity not similitude ,sorry i speak better french than english

ysla February 3, 2013 at 6:49 am

who says he has arab???? tuareg is not arab!!! it’s two different ethnicity!!! tuareg is west african ethnic group which have more similarity with berber (first group in north africa before arabs)…now,i don’t say there are not mix with touareg and arab………..see Mali actuality……tuareg is ethnic group in Mali,west africa country !!!

lopac March 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I knew he had arab in him. best rapper ever.

ysla February 3, 2013 at 6:53 am

” CORRECTION” tuareg is west african ethnic group which have more similarity with berber (first group in north africa before arabs)…now,i don’t say there are not mix with touareg and arab………..see Mali actuality……tuareg is ethnic group in Mali,west africa country !!!

lopac February 19, 2012 at 1:07 am

i’m sorry i ment to say knew

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

weeeeeeeesssssstttt siddeeeeeee..

lopac February 19, 2012 at 1:06 am

a new he had arab in him. best fucking rapper ever.

Anthony Dalvin February 15, 2012 at 5:19 am

We can’t 4get 2pac is da king of hip hop, many have tried to copy up his style, but da fact is big is big and he is ever big, no 1 can flo like Tupac

afroaristocrat June 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

He probably has some European or Native American background somewhere in his lineage as most African Americans do. You can just tell by looking at him he isn’t 100% African or “Black”.

Menphis August 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Actually Tupac’s biological father is of Tuareg descent (nomadic people of Northwest Africa).

ysla February 3, 2013 at 7:26 am

“CORRECTION” he doesn’t need to have native american or european to be like he was……….before to talk search who is tuareg people ………The most famous African designer Alfadi is west african tuareg !!!he was born in mali but have Niger nationality!!!Niger another country where tuaregs come from……….Touareg have generaly more fine lines faces than native american !!!! and Fulani who are black west african ethny are reference for fine lines faces……like the guinean top model Katoucha Niane (nickname was “the princess peul)

Pook January 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

He was absolutely gorgeous. What a horrible shame his life was cut short, and so violently.

LIL VACHA January 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

HE iS tHE bEStESt RAPPER OF ALL TiME… NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE HIM CUZ HE’Sz iRREPLACEAbLE.! tHUq LifE bbY.! :D tUPAC iz A g.! :D

miss-kimmm January 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

Tupac Amaru Shakur was not his real birthname.. his real birthname was lesane parish crooks

Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 10:40 am

SEE THAT HES HIS BLACK! not black and… BUT BLACK!!!! n THATS SO SEXY!

italysdivine101 June 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

happybday my king!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rest in peace with your father!!! 2pac is greatness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theman March 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ @surside13
don’t you mean the best rapper STILL alive….

SURSIDE13 November 15, 2009 at 6:04 am

RIP THE THE BEST RAPPER THE EVER LIVE

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