In Shipp’s perspective, this tell-all story of 2Pac is going to set the standard for biopics.
“It’s not even comparing that, because it’s 2Pac, and this is a global star and icon. This is one of the biggest biopics that will ever be done. Next to Michael Jackson, you know what I’m saying? As far as the people in the world that’s respected and loved when it comes to entertainment and as big as Pac, it’s Mike… 2Pac, Elvis or something like that?” (Complex)
He also talked about the difficulty in filming Pac’s death.
“The hardest scene was the death scene, shooting the first part of it. We waited until the end of it all, so we literally shot it at the very end. You’re coming to the end of it all, and you realize what’s really going on, the full spectrum. I engulfed myself in his life completely, and it was really emotional for me. It was like, wow, I’m really understanding his life and the turns of what happened that led him to being there that night.” (Complex)
Back in June, G.O.O.D. Music rapper Tyga co-signed the upcoming 2Pac biopic.
Earlier this summer, rap veteran Game co-signed the highly-anticipated movie release.
“Eh, I’m proud of the homie Benny Boom. I’m proud for Pac – I’m proud for being from the West Coast,” Game said. “That 2Pac movie is the real deal. Sh*t make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon. I don’t mean no [disrespect] but hey. That’s what it is, homie.”