It was during this time that Tupac became close friends with another student named Jada Pinkett. Some of his ashes were purportedly later mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of the Outlawz.
On November 30, -- the one-year anniversary of the New York shooting -- Walker was killed in a gangland-styled murder in Queens.
He was in jail when his third album, Me Against the Worldwas released in March. On September 13, six days after the shooting, 2Pac passed away, leaving behind a legacy that was based as much on his lifestyle as it was his music.
Orlando Andersonthe Crip whom Shakur had attacked, fired the fatal shots. Inhis family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. It would eventually become diamond certified. Its title, Me Against the World, could not have been more apt. If you walked by a street and you was walking on the concrete and you saw a rose growing from the concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete.
In addition, entire album was recorded on analog tape. In support of their claims, Biggie's family produced computerized invoices suggesting that he was working in a New York recording studio the night of the drive-by shooting.
Shakur 's profile was raised considerably by his acclaimed role in the Ernest Dickerson film Juice, which led to a lead role in John Singleton 's Poetic Justice the following year.
The album presents a stark contrast to previous works. Shakur was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on February 7,