Tupac Shakur, 1997 News

a gangsta rap artist who turned his drug-dealing past on the streets of Brooklyn into a platinum-selling recording career, was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting. The victim, whose real name was Christopher G. Wallace, was the second big-name rapper to be slain within a year. Rival rap star Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in September 1996.

1997 People in the News