Tupac is one of the most polarizing figures in hip-hop history. His poet lyrics and social consciencness lead him to be considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. You literally cannot have a conversation about hip-hop, rap, or the like with out mentioning him; Tupac Shakur will forever be immortalized in history. As a matter of fact, in 2002, Forbes listed Pac as number 10 on their “Top-Earning Dead Celebrity” list.
Point being…Tupac lit. Always has been, always will be. To continue educating our youth on the legends before them, writers Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft along with producer Benny Boom (who produces music videos for … everyone) bring to you a regal biopic dedicated to keeping Makaveli’s memory alive. The 20th anniversary of Pac’s death came right around the corner of the release of said biopic, All Eyez On Me.
The official trailer for All Eyez On Me, which was originally Tupac, has finally been released. If you haven’t seen it already, we got it for you right here. Keep reading.
The lead role of the film is played by Demetrius Shipp Jr. He has almost no experience in the movie business; we don’t know about his acting skills… but he looks the part.
Everything about him is spot on. His face might be shaped a little bit differently than Tupac’s, but it’s still convincing.
Much like Straight Outta Compton, the film will feature all original music made by Tupac himself, no dub-overs or remakes.
For those with a keen ear, it might be tough to hear Shipp Jr.’s voice over rapping Tupac’s lyrics, but hey, it’s better than nothing, right?
In the N.W.A. biopic we got a surprise when a younger version of Snoop Dogg stole the screen. It seems like we might get a similar surprise in the Tupac film. In the trailer, we see The Notorious B.I.G. played by Jamal Woolard, who looks incredible.
These actors have a lot on their plate and huge expectations to meet, hopefully they don’t disappoint.