What Wikipedia says: "Tupac Shakur, according to relatives real name Lesane Parish Crooks, was born on June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City." - Wikipedia

If that sentence doesn't look right, it's because Wikipedia has a lax policy on grammatical errors. Also, because so few know that Tupac wasn't born Tupac, but rather Lesane Parish Crooks. As the #1 2Pac community (not the #12Pac one) goes on to explain, "When Tupac was born to Alice Faye Williams (later called Afeni Shakur) he was named Lesane Parish Crooks, not Tupac Amaru. After Alice Faye Walker married Mutulu Shakur, who became Pac's stepfather and the man in his life, she changed her name to Afeni Shakur." And so, a year into his life, Tupac was born. That still doesn't solve the problem of how I should classify Tupac in my iTunes—2Pac, Tupac, 2Pac/Makaveli, Makaveli (bka Tupac), etc.—but this does give me a leg-up in any 2pac 2rivia contests.