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incinerator. The “Brenda’s Got A Baby” video premiered on MTV. He watched it with Mike Cooley and another guy in his apartment. They smoked weed and Tupac called New York and other places. Someone knocked on the door and he got all these guns out because he said he got robbed before. Ryan D. and Brewster came and visited. Tupac had a brand new AK, Glock 9, and video camera. They taped Tupac saying, “Ryan D. congatulations on your baby, Gable congratulations. Let me check my messages.” On October 1st, D.U.’s album, Sons Of The P. came out, 2Pac is on it with “The D.F.L.O. Shuttle,” “Family of the Underground,” and “Good Thing We’re Rappin.” On October 17th, Tupac was walking down the street in Oakland. Tupac said, “The police department saw fit for me

to be trained or snapped back into my place. So they asked for my ID and sweated me about my name because my name is Tupac. My final words to them was, “Fuck ya’ll.” The officers put a choke hold on him, roughed him up, and knocked him unconscious before charging him with resisting arrest and taking him to jail, where he waited for seven hours without medical treatment. 2Pac’s album 2Pacalypse Now came out November 11th. Tupac filed a $10 million claim against two police officers who assaulted him after citing him for jaywalking. Tupac’s attorney was John Burris. Tupac said, “If I win and get the money then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys home, me a house, my family a house and a Stop Police Brutality Center.” The “Trapped” video premiered

MTV. On the day they finished filming Juice, Neal Moritz congratulated Tupac for his performance and teased him about spending so much of his money on gold jewelry. Tupac quoted a Robert Frost poem, “So dawn goes down the day Nothing gold can stay.” Neal said that he was going to be a big star in ten years. Tupac said, “I’m not going to be alive.” Shock G came and visited him at his apartment. Tupac would always forget his keys so he would punch in the windows. Shock G asked him if he worried about security. He picked up an automatic weapon and said, “Nah, I got this. Like rappin.’ You gotta practice.” Tupac did an interview with Davey D at his apartment. Tupac said, “Nothing Gold is coming. NG is a group coming out that I produce. All the stuff I say in my

rhymes I say because of how I grew up. So to handle that, instead of going to a pyschiatrist, I got a kids group that deals with the problems a younger generation is going through. I have a group and a program called the Underground Railroad. The concept behind this is the same concept behind Harriet Tubman, to get my brothers who might be into drug dealing or whatever it is thats illegal or who are disenfranchised by today’s society, I want to get them back into by turning them onto music. Right now we’re twenty strong. The people that are in the UR are coming from all over, Baltimore, Marin City, Oakland, New York, Richmond, all over.” Tupac is signing new acts to his production company including his older brother Moecedes. Naughty By Nature’s video “Uptown Anthem”

premiered. Tupac is in it. On January 16, 1992 Tupac did an interview with MTV. On the 17th Juice, directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, with Samuel L. Jackson, Omar Epps, and Treach premiered. Tupac plays Roland Bishop, a guy who wants to get out of Harlem, until he gets a gun and changes to a killer. Tupac went to see it at Mann’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in L.A. with some guys and a girl. He had a pajama party in San Fransisco. He invited Troy, Kendrick, and some other old friends. They rented a limo and went to an afterparty in Oakland. They were following Tupac’s limo and somebody shot at them. Tupac said, “I want to do that even more and do other parts. I want to do better parts. I want a Terminator 2 role, something different so people can really see the

diversity. ‘Cause even now I think some people are going, “Well wait a minute, that’s just him being him. How hard is it to be crazy?” Now I want to do something sane, or I want to be in love or something so people can see the diversity of what I can do.” Suge and Dre started Death Row Records, with Interscope as the exclusive distributor. Tupac moved to L.A. with Man Man, who became his road manager. Tupac said he “didn’t have a slingshot, I didn’t have a knife, I didn’t even have sharp nails.” Tupac bought a gun nd practiced shooting it on firing ranges. He started weight training and getting tatoos. Tupac got a THUG LIFE tattoo on his stomach in a L.A. tatoo parlor. MC Breed was with him. They got the idea to do a song together. He first revealed his new