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He explains that the term “thug” does not signify its dictionary connotation of relating to criminals, but rather someone overcoming their obstacles though coming from an oppressive background with little opportunities. A year later, he was charged and found guilty of sexual assault, and he was later shot by muggers the day after the verdict was announced. Shakur was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. On the night before the verdict in the sexual assault trial, Tupac was mugged and shot five times by two men after entering the lobby in the quad Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York City. According to the doctors at the hospital where he was admitted at, Tupac received five bullet wounds; two of which were found in the head, twice in the groin, and once through the arm and thigh. He checked out of the hospital three hours after surgery against the doctor’s orders. Shakur began serving his prison sentence two-and-a-half months later. Shortly after, he released his multi-platinum album, Me Against the World, which gained the award for being the only artist to ever have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence. The album is considered to be a work of pain, anger and vulnerability. In the lead sing, “Dear Mama,” he proposed a tear-jerking tribute to his mother,
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Juliana Rivera Afeni, that hit number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995. The record album set a record for highest first week sales for a solo male rap artist for selling 240,000 copies. Tupac was released from prison after serving eleven months of his sentence in large part to the influence of Marion “Suge” Knight, CEO of Death Row Records. Shakur was required to release three albums for Death Row label in exchange for Knight posting a $1.4 million bail pending appeal of the conviction. Tupac’s debut album for Death Row,
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