A new, unauthorized biography detailing the life of fallen rapper Tupac Shakur is set to hit shelves today (January 26), and XXLMag.com has five copies of the book to giveaway to readers.
The 288-page tome, written by Tayannah McQuillar (When Rap Music Had a Conscience) and history professor Dr. Fred Johnson, is titled Tupac Shakur: The Life of an American Icon. While the book documents the hip-hop legend’s humble beginnings, rise to fame and eventual death, it also covers such uncharted territory as Pac’s dissolved marriage to Keisha Morris, his relationship with his sister Sekiywa and the negative affect of his T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. movement.
The first five fans to email the correct answer to email@example.com to the following trivia question, along with their full name and mailing address, will win a copy of the biography. During his teen years, Shakur and friend Jada Pinkett-Smith made an amateur music video performing what popular Will Smith song? The winners will receive a confirmation email from the XXL staff. Good luck.
Tupac Shakur: The Life of an American Icon is on sale now via De Capo Press for $15.95. —XXL Staff