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  • Steve McQueen's Tupac Doc

    The Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, is scheduled to release later this summer, but there is already a huge buzz surrounding a project that will provide an alternative look at the life of the west coast legend.

    It has just been announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen is tapped to direct an authorized documentary about, my fellow bald-headed brother, Tupac.  Here's what Steve had to say about being selected: "I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist. I attended New York University film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac's through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man."

    Steve's authorization to shoot the doc, simply means that he is supported by Interscope Records, the label that released most of Shakur's catalogue, and Universal Music Publishing Group.  Furthermore, McQueen has the full backing of the Tupac Estate.

    Looking forward to see this gem about the man who empowered a generation!

  • All Eyez On Me (Official Trailer)

    The official trailer of the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me has finally been unleashed!

    Directed by celebrated music video director Benny Boom, the film depicts the life and legacy of Tupac, including his rise to fame as a hip hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records.

    This particular trailer provides a two-minute and 24 seconds summary of Pac's life, from the Black Panther influences around him as a kid all the way up to his tragic death in Las Vegas.  

    The flick is scheduled to hit theaters on June 16th.  For now, check out the clip below:

  • All Eyez On Me (Trailer)

    There's no better way to celebrate the 45th birthday of deceased Rap legend, Tupac Shakur, than by watching the trailer of his much awaited biopic All Eyez On Me.

    The Benny Boom directed film will depict Pac's humble beginnings all the way down to his infamous drive by murder in 1996. Fresh-faced actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. will portray the fallen genius, while NOTORIOUS star Jamal Woolard will revive his role as Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G.

    Other notable actors in the movie are: Kat Graham who plays Jada Pinkett, Stefon Washington takes on Puff Daddy, and Dominic L. Santana as the menacing Suge Knight.

    Look out for its release on November 11th, which falls not too far from the 20th anniversary of Tupac's devastating assasination.  For now, peep the eye-opening teaser below:

  • Tupac Got A Makeover

    This summer, the media was in a frenzy when it was revealed that Marcc Rose won the coveted role of Tupac in the NWA inspired film Straight out of Compton. Now it seems that the ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ legend received a make over in his very own biopic.

    Say hello to newbie Actor Demetrius Shipp, JR who will be portraying Pac in the forthcoming Benny Boom directed movie All Eyez On Me. There have been so many setbacks on actually making the Tupac motion picture that I honestly thought it was never going to happen.  Guess I should of kept my head up (hope y’all got that one).

    Mr. Boom is known for curating iconic music videos for the likes of Sean Paul, Nas, P. Diddy, Ciara, etc. but many are afraid that his current task may be too much for him to handle. I got faith in Benny, hopefully it won’t be water downed as the Biggie Smalls joint.

  • Tupac Back

    On the recent birthday of Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube announced on twitter that a Pac scene was being shot for the N.W.A biopic Straight out of Compton. No one in the world knew who was given the incredible honor to portray the legendary lyricist until now! 

    According to Entertainment Weekly, a Universal spokesperson declared that actor Marcc Rose is playing the coveted role.

    As you can see, the resemblance is uncanny! Hopefully Marcc’s acting will mirror the un-earthly swagger of Mr. Shakur.