June 16, 1971. Rap pioneer Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem, New York City yet he later became an icon who symbolized West Coast. The world didn’t know the impact that this man would later have in his mere 25 years on Earth, as 2Pac is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists and revolutionaries we have ever seen in both Hip Hop and popular culture. Today, you all have a chance to follow his life journey to stardom through the Lionsgate biopic “All Eyez On Me” directed by Benny Boom (see The Source’s exclusive interview with the film-maker below) and produced by LT Hutton.
With Demetrius Shipp Jr. stepping in for such a big role in his debut, the film takes us through Tupac’s early years, as he ascended into prominence within the music industry, then his legendary and final days. Titled after his 4th studio album, the biographical drama also stars Danai Gurira as Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur and Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett, Pac’s longtime friend and rumored love interest.
Writers Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian accurately depict his contributions as an actor, poet, rapper, and activist. His multi-faceted approach to life helped created a legacy for him that extends far beyond his unfortunate death in 1996, with his beliefs and ideas still as relevant today, 21 years later, as they were when he was alive.
The film, rated R with a 2 hour and 20 minute runtime, seeks to uncover truths about his life that are not known to many. This is an important film in Hip-Hop history. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Buy Tickets Now To Witness The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur
Be sure to also check out our coverage on his most powerful records, some of his best samples, and his acting roles.
Exclusive Interview with Benny Boom
Exclusive Interview with Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Tupac Shakur’s Most Powerful Records
Tupac Samples You Never Knew You Needed