20 Years After Death Tupac’s Story Is Still Being Told
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tupac Shakur. Anyone who was influenced by Tupac or his music showed the appreciation they have for him changing the game of hip hop during his era. He sold over 75 million record copies, was arrested six times and surprisingly survived after being shot 5 times. Tupac was a force who dominated his way through the entertainment industry. Although the rapper-actor-activist passed 20 years ago there are a few projects that are currently available or in the works that honor his legacy.
The first project is a book by Death Row Records art designer Ronald “Riskie” Brent. It’s called Riskie Forever – From the Streets to the Industry – My Life and Art on Death Row Records and is about Riskie’s artistic development and the time he spent with Tupac and others at Death Row. Riskie’s book is available now at RiskieForever.com , through Over The Edge Books and at Amazon.com.
The second project is a book about the glory days of West Coast Hip Hop by music journalist Ben Westhoff. It’s called Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap. The book is available at amazon.com.
Tupac Shakur - Uncategorized
The third project is another book titled Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by noted photographer Chi Modu. Chi’s book is a collection of all of the photographs he took of Tupac during the turbulent last years of his life. You can find chi’s book on uncategorized.com on September 20th.
All Eyez on Me
The last project I’m going to share is the biopic, All Eyez on Me. Directed by Benny Boom and co-produced by Tupac collaborator L.T. Hutton, All Eyez on Me is scheduled to hit the silver screen on November 11th, 2016.