Given that it is Tupac’s birthday, we thought we’d remember him by making a list of things you may have not known about him.

Make sure you take some time today to remember this talent and voice by putting on your favorite song of his, writing your own songs, or however you want to celebrate this artist.

1. Tupac’s original name was Lesane Parish Crooks before it was changed to Tupac Amaru Shakur which means "shining serpent"
2. Shakespeare was a huge influence for him
3. Tupac took ballet classes at the Baltimore School of the Arts
4. Tupac had auditioned to be jedi in the original Star Wars films
5. His career began as a roadie/backup dancer for the group Digital Underground

Listen at 5 p.m. for the #FREEMIX for the Tupac edition some of your favorite Tupac classics in the mix with @DJSupreme.