He was an American rapper, author, actor, and poet. 

He has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever.

He's Tupac Shakur and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

1. Be outspoken
He began his career as a roadie, backup dancer and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.

2. Search for knowledge
The themes of most of his songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems.

3. Humble is sexy
Both of his parents and several other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were reflected in his songs.

4. Share Abundance
During the latter part of his career, he was a vocal participant during the East Coastโ€“West Coast hip hop rivalry.

5. Spark a change in the world
His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States.

6. Prioritize Opportunities
He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines.

7. Shine
In addition to rapping and hip hop music, he acted in films.

8. Talk about problems
In 2004, Pac was given the title of the highest selling rap/hip-hop artists of all time in the Guinness Book of Record.

9. Learn from tough times
In a 2005 Rolling Stone magazine vote, he was named No. 86 of the "100 Immortal Artists of All Time".

10. Do something
He was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002.