Afeni had been in jail in New York City on bombing charges before she gave birth to her son. During that time one of his friends was shot while playing with a gun. This accident inspired Shakur to write and perform his first rap, which was about gun control.
"I won’t turn the other cheek"
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He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality. He moved to Los Angeles in to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in , he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop , introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream.