Exclusive: "I Really Love The Political Messages That 2Pac Had In His Music"
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 8:05PM
Hollywood actress Golden Brooks recently hit up SOHH and dished out her love for late music mogul Tupac Shakur and what drew her to him back in the day.
Brooks credited Pac's musical content for winning her over and making her an ever-lasting fan.
"I go all the way back to 2Pac," Brooks told SOHH when asked who she loves to listen to. "With 2Pac, I was really drawn toward his stories and he had so many things he talked about in his music. I go back to 2Pac, all the way back when he was with Digital Underground. I really love the political messages that 2Pac had in his music. I'm such a Pac fan." (SOHH)
Recently, R&B star Rihanna showed off her Pac-inspired "Thug Life" knuckle tattoos.
Rihanna's tattoo obsession continues. The bad girl added some fresh ink to her body this week. RiRi visited the Shamrock Social Club in Los Angeles, getting "Thug Life" tatted across her knuckles. "All these b*tches screaming that 2pac back #THUGLIFE," tweeted the pop star, who already has around 14 tattoos including one with her best friend's birthdate on her shoulder and another on her chest that reads "Never a failure, always a lesson." But that wasn't all. She appeared to be getting another tat on her body from famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, while holding a beer bottle. During her trip to the tattoo parlor, she also ran into Grindhouse actor Danny Trejo. (Rap-Up)
Last week, rap newcomer Iggy Azalea performed her Pac-themed "Picture Me Rollin'" record.
Australian upstart Iggy Azalea returned to Hollywood for her first live performance in town since she announced plans for her major-label debut, The New Classic, due later this year. Sporting a black Tupac-emblazoned tank top (or was it a bodysuit?) and her signature flying ponytail, Iggy launched into her late-night set at Hollywood's Dim Mak Studios with "Hello", the first track off her buzzy Ignorant Art mixtape. Through a raucous 45-minute set, she managed to throw "Superior P***y" t-shirts -- and cash -- into the crowd, invited fans on-stage for a dance-off, and unveiled a new song, "Picture Me Rollin'". Catch video of her busting out the new Tupac-inspired jam. (Idolator)
As of now, there are plans for a Tupac Shakur biopic to go into production.
Now a biopic is in the works about the rapper's life and John Singleton, who was rumored to direct a film about N.W.A.'s career last month, is now slated to direct the film. Singleton takes over for Antoine Fuqua, who left the project to work on Hunter Killer. The move makes sense considering Singleton directed Tupac in 1993's Poetic Justice. No start date for production has been announced. (Paste Magazine)