Diehard Tupac Shakur fans will have a reason to tune into New York radio station Hot 97 Thursday (February 13) as reports claim an unreleased interview will finally be played to the masses.
According to reports, radio host Angie Martinez will unveil the audio clip during her weekday show.
Angie Martinez is an OG who’s interviewed everyone important in hip-hop history as a radio personality on Hot 97. The Voice of New York sat down with Sway and discussed an unreleased interview with Tupac that she’s kept under wraps for two decades. Angie revealed plans to finally share it with fellow rap enthusiasts tomorrow, at 3 p.m. on The Angie Review. (XXL Mag)
This week, buzz about director John Singleton being connected to a Tupac biopic surfaced.
After the project spent just over three years on the backburner, it’s official: John Singleton is in to direct the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic. According to Variety, the Boyz n the Hood director reentered the project nearly three years after dropping out because it’s a film he’s long wanted to make, and Singleton was close friends with Shakur before his tragic death. “Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with,” Singleton told Variety. “His passing deeply affected my life as well as countless people in this world. His life story is as important to my generation.” (Complex)
If all goes accordingly, diehard Pac fans will be able to see a musical production based on him this spring.
Face it, as hip hop fans, we can’t get enough when it comes to 2pac. Well good news hip hop fans 2pac is coming back, though not in the standard hip hop musical form, he’ll be returning in musical form; literally. The musical titled Holler If You Hear Me is set to hit the stages of the Palace Theater in New York on May 26th. Instead of being a musical based on his life and times, it will be a tale of friendship, family, revenge, change and hope” set to the musical backdrop of classic Pac material, the musical is definitely something to check out. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 26th and cop tickets if you’re in the New York City area. (Stupid Dope)
The late rap mogul’s mother is reportedly a key producer behind the musical.
“Holler” isn’t a biographical account of Shakur, who was killed at the age of 25 in 1996 following a shooting in Las Vegas. The musical production will use the rapper’s lyrics to tell a story of contemporary inner-city lives. Among the producers of the musical are Afeni Shakur, the rapper’s mother; movie and TV producer Eric L. Gold; and Chunsoo Shin, the prominent Korean theater producer who recently collaborated with the La Jolla Playhouse on another pop-music themed musical, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.” (Los Angeles Times)
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