November 15, 2023

Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography

"Don't be quiet. Read. Be honest." ~ 19%

The legendary artist, poet, actor and revolutionary known as Tupac Shakur is one of the greatest and most controversial artists of our time. In a new biography, author and screenwriter Staci Robinson is authorized by estate and with the blessing of Tupac's own mother, Afeni Shakur, to share his story and prove why Tupac continues to inspire us today. 

My advance copy of this book is full of highlights from Tupac's backronyms like "Never Ignorant, Getting Goals Accomplished" to his realism of the Shakur name curse to his hard truths of us marching on an anniversary of what we marched 25 years ago. Author Staci Robinson penned a biography with details that I'd never read before and inside knowledge of the man who died far too young.

"'I'm not going to be alive,' Tupac responded." ~ 45%

Not only do I recommend this new release for fans of Tupac, but also fans of biographies, hip hop listeners, old school rap fans, creative artists and especially those with not much knowledge of the often misunderstood Tupac Shakur. It is a celebration of his life. A detailed look into his childhood, family life and decisions made in his meaningful short life. 

Afeni Shakur and the estate chose the right person to write this authorized biography because Staci Robinson does not sugarcoat and tells of Tupac as the man he really was—the ups, down, shortcomings and achievements. The book includes photos, handwritten poetry, musings, letters and more. I encourage public libraries to offer Tupac Shakur in their catalog and for independent booksellers to keep it stocked on shelves. 

Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins. ~LiteraryMarie

Title: Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography
Author: Staci Robinson
Published: October 2023
Pages: 406
Edition: Galley
Genre: Biography
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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