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On the anniversary of Tupac's death, looking back at his time in Baltimore

Becky Mossing, former schoolmate and friend of Tupac Shakur at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s, talks about what he was like as a person and his talent. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun video)

Rapper Tupac Shakur died 21 years ago today, six days after being shot on the Las Vegas strip.

In honor of the anniversary, let's take a look back at Shakur's Baltimore beginnings. He spent a portion of his teenage years here and attended Baltimore School for the Arts — an experience that his friends and teachers said was formative for his eventually legendary career.

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Before Tupac Shakur's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, we look back at Tupac Shakur's brief time in Baltimore as a Baltimore School for the Arts student.

Ahead of the rapper's induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, Baltimore Sun reporter Wesley Case explored in depth Shakur's time at the BSA — complete with anecdotes from teachers and classmates. (Did you know that Shakur and classmate Jada Pinkett Smith modeled for a Mondawmin Mall ad in the '90s?) You can read that piece here.

And if you can't get enough Tupac, read this article from The Sun archives, published one week after the rapper's death.

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