Tupac Shakur, '2Pac', was an American rapper from Harlem, New York. He has sold over 75 million records world wide, making him one of America's most successful musicians ever. He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Most of the themes in his songs focus on his social and political views which were heavily influenced by the Black Panther Party, who both of his parents and other family members were members of. In 1996 he was shot four times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas during a feud between East and West coast rappers in the USA. He died six days later.