How Did Tupac Get Into That Goofy Mall Advertisement?

Tupac was incredibly prolific in his lifetime - rapper, actor, activist, and '80's shopping mall model.

The ad itself is a beautiful time capsule: acid wash jeans, a beret, a matching sock/jacket combo, all in a very bold color palette. And is that Johnny 5's head in the locker? It all looks like a Trapper Keeper's lucid dream.

But how did Tupac get mixed up in this? And does anyone else in that picture look oddly familiar?

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Why is teenage Tupac in a goofy ad for a mall in Baltimore? Over 100 great stores ond eating ploces conerlenty locate ot thae Mondlowmnin METRO stoo m

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It's from his days as a theatre student at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tupac Shakur

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He was only there for 2 years, but possessed a magnetism that defied logic. He got into jazz, ballet, and poetry, and frequently rap battled. Ironic

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He was considered a legitimate rising star by classmates and faculty. Some friends still think the Tupac we know was actually a role that he lost hims

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Speaking of classmates, did you notice his pal Jada Pinkett Smith? PINKETT JADA The two were very close friends, and even sorta-kinda made out one timSource

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In 1988, after his Junior year, Tupac moved to California to support his mom and sister. That cut his thespian training short, but it ultimately allow

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How Did Tupac Get Into That Goofy Mall Advertisement?

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