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Back In The Day : My Life And Times With Tupac Shakur - Darrin Keith Bastfield

Back In The Day

My Life And Times With Tupac Shakur

Paperback Published: 18th September 2003
ISBN: 9780306812958
Number Of Pages: 216

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An engrossing eyewitness account of slain rapper Tupac Shakur's formative years, written by his close friend from high school. A legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most riveting rap musician of his day. Far from being the insolent "gangsta" the press put forth, Shakur was fiercely intelligent, fearless, and determined to make a mark. Darrin Bastfield grew up with him in a rough Baltimore neighborhood. In this vivid memoir, Bastfield reveals Tupac Shakur as the teenager he really was: bound for greatness.In tight, edgy prose, Bastfield recalls seven years of friendship. Shakur, new in town, a skinny thirteen-year-old in shabby clothes, may have looked uncool, but he blew the school away at a talent show, an electrifying performance. It was at the Baltimore School for the Arts, however, where things really started to happen-an encounter with Salt-N-Pepa, the wild night of the 1988 senior prom. Shakur and Bastfield lived through it together, and in this memoir, it all comes alive again.

His Name Is What?!p. 1
Roland Parkp. 15
First Showsp. 26
Breaking the Icep. 40
Spring Feverp. 45
3955 Greenmount Avenuep. 53
A Revolutionaryp. 63
Building Friendshipsp. 69
Birth of Born Busyp. 84
On His Own: First Apartmentp. 90
Bedroom Studiop. 95
The Twenty-Man Battlep. 99
To Be a Shakespearean Actorp. 107
Busboys vs. Dishwashersp. 123
Prom Nightp. 130
Off to the Bronxp. 135
The Show: Our Dream of a Breakp. 151
He Made Itp. 164
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ISBN: 9780306812958
ISBN-10: 0306812959
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 18th September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 12.07  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1