The long awaited and highly anticipated biopic film based around one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac Shakur, is ironically set to debut on his birthday, June 16th. He would have been 46 years old.
The film, which chronicles Pac’s journey from up and coming rapper to international hip hop and media sensation, looks to be another street classic. The look and feel of the movie reminds me of one of my other favorite hood masterpieces, “Straight Outta Compton” which debuted in 2015. I appreciate how this film incorporates his parents, Afeni and Mutulu Shakur, and portrays their lives as Black Panther Party members and how it shaped and created — Tupac.
Check out the official movie trailer:
Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur is currently still incarcerated for his alleged role in a 1981 Brinks bank robbery. His mother Afeni, who was also a Black Panther Party member and the central figure of one of Pac’s most revered songs, “Dear Mama,” went on to become one of the world’s most well loved and respected political activists for the black community. She passed away May 2, 2016 of cardiac arrest. Up until her unexpected death, she oversaw her late son’s estate and music dealings. Tupac is still said to have hundreds of unreleased songs and poems in his catalog.
There are multiple petitions in support of Mutulu, the former bank robber turned revolutionary leader and activist who is now referenced as, “Dr.” Hopefully the success of this movie will aid in expediting Dr. Mutulu’s release, who is now in his mid 60’s. According to Biography channel, he was set to be released in 2016.
MutuluIsWelcomeHere.com was launched by supporters of the former Black Liberation Member, who has been in jail for over 30 years.
Check out this post for more information on how to join the #FreeMutuluShakur movement. Will you be watching “All Eyez On Me” on June 16th? I know I will!