Shootin' Up the Charts

When gangsta rappers turn to serious gunplay, is it life imitating rap?

Can't find peace on the streets

Til the niggaz get a piece

F--- the police

Lines to live by from gangsta rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur, 22, who not long ago gave an interview on MTV with what looked to be a pistol tucked into his waist. Last week Shakur was arrested in Atlanta and charged in the shooting of two off-duty police officers.

After a concert at Clark Atlanta University, cars carrying Shakur and his friends nearly struck Mark and Scott Whitwell, brothers and suburban police officers, who were walking in civilian clothes with Mark's wife. In the argument that followed,...

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