Tupac Shakur lived in a variety of cities, including Baltimore, and the house where he first practiced his famous calligraphy is now up for auction.
The two-unit structure on Greenmount Avenue has already been designated “Tupac Shakur Way,” and it is currently available for $179,000.
When Pac was 13 years old, his family moved into the first-floor apartment. Later, when Pac was a student at Baltimore School for the Arts, he made friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The “Hail Mary” rapper started writing poetry while living in Baltimore, where he also developed an appreciation for the arts and theatre. His poetry occasionally features Jada as a theme.
In honor of his upcoming 50th birthday, the “Red Table Talk” host discovered one of his compositions for everybody to read last year, and a comprehensive collection of his poems was assembled for the 1999 book, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete.”