Muar shaker’s life stands above those alone. He was an influential, best selling hip hop artist, considered by many to be the greatest rapper of all time. His nicknames include OPAC, Pace and Mackerel. Among his fans, he is known as simply ” Outpace”. The names ” Outpace Muar” and ” Shaker” mean Shining Serpent in Arabic, respectively. Outpace wasn’t his given name; his mother renamed shortly after birth. He was born under Leganes Parish Crooks In Bronx, New York city on June 16th, 1971 to Affine Shaker, a member of Black panthers.
Shaker aid, ” I never knew where my father was or who my father was for sure”. HIS father left his mother when he wasn’t even born. And his stepfather was Imprisoned for car robbery when he was two years old , leaving his family to struggle frequently under conditions of extreme poverty. Much of Tuba’s upbringing revolved around the Black panther philosophy. Impoverished during most of his childhood, Outpace, his mother and half sister skyway moved between homeless shelters and cheap accommodation around New York City.
As a result, he relied on poetry and diary entries to keep himself busy. At the age of 12, Shaker joined a Hormone theatre group , that is when he started developing an interest in performing. Later in 1984 Tuba’s mother brought him and his sister to live in Baltimore, Maryland. He went to Roland Park middle school, there, he was disliked because of his looks, name and unturned clothes. In his sophomore year Outpace was accepted to the Baltimore School for the Arts. That’s where all it started. He fell in love with music, acting , poetry , performing, beauty of art and dance.
He studied hard there. Outpace was an avid reader, delving onto books on eastern religions, and even whole entire encyclopedia sets. Hiding his love of literature from his peers, he gained the respect of his peers like a tough guy. He composed his first rap in Baltimore under the name ” MAC new York” and wrote poems for his girl friend Jade Pinkest(smith) , about racism and for his mother Elfin Shaker. He was on woman’s side rather than man’s because of he was raised by his mother, loved his girlfriend, and absence of his father. Later Elfin was having trouble finding Job.
Then he was forced to move to California. Outpace described this eve from Baltimore and the arts school as “where I got off track”. He started selling drugs on the street but also made friends who helped spark his interest In rap music. Then he Joined as a roadie and back up dancer for Digital underground. Next he became revolutionary artist by writing hit songs, with top selling albums, and successful acting in couple of movies. But because of some bad people who he was known by , he was fatally shot In drive-by shooting In Lass Vegas on September 7th, 1996 after attending the boxing match.
He died In the University of Medical Center capital after six day later from the four gunshot wounds. What makes this rapper different than others? Outpace absolutely loved literature and poetry. So his songs and poems were better than the other rappers. And he was bluff. Outpace acted tough on the outside . He stood up for himself, he was extremely dedicated to his work and his body could survive five gunshots . But in the inside he was friendly man with a good heart. Also he was very realistic. Whether it is his song, dance, acting, or poem. It spoke what he was seeing not what he wished for or what he believed it.